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Sunday, 24 August 2014

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17 Sites for Web Design Inspiration

Are you a web designer looking for the right place to get your creative juices flowing?
Look no further — the following list is the perfect remedy for someone stuck-in-a-rut, bored of seeing the same designs over and over. Here are the most inspired, curated, and constantly updated websites around to help your creativity:

1. Awwwards

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This is the place to find web design inspiration, “the awards for design, creativity, and innovation on the internet.” They feature jaw-dropping websites, a great search function with loads of filters, and conveniently categorize their content into sections like ‘Site of the Day’ and ‘Site of the Month,’ so you can easily incorporate the inspiration into your workflow.

2. The Design inspiration

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I love this website because of its extremely creative selections, you never see cookie-cutter designs here. That’s a major plus if you need to see design solutions that are out of the box! The only (slight) drawback is the lack of an intricate search system — right now you can only filter designs by color.

3. siteInspire

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This showcase shines through with its numerous filters, which allow you to look up inspiration in the exact field you need. They also display the featured sites in a nice grid system that on hover allows you to open up the website directly, bypassing any intermediate pages. Thumbs up for that.

4. CSS Winner

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Pleasant design, big thumbnails, great content: similar to Awwwards, but without as many bells and whistles. My only gripe with this one is with the way you’re supposed to navigate through the entries – clicking on the thumbnail is not possible so you have to hover over the image and click on the relatively small title to go to into the details. Still, considering their curated gallery, it’s a top choice in my book.

5. The Best Designs

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The Best Designs has been around for a very long time, since 2001, and it was one of the first web design inspiration sites I used back when I first got started in design. It features a clean design with awesome categories to help you filter out the results you want.

6. Pinterest

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Pinterest is a great way of exploring new web design ideas, through their well-known grid system. A simple search will yield a seemingly infinite result of high quality website designs. So you’re able to very quickly browse through hundreds of them, and choose the ones you’re interested in to put in your own convenient pinboard, easily referenced whenever you’re feeling stuck. The main drawback is size – you don’t get to see the designs at 100% unless you visit the source.

7. Little Big Details

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Great web designs of all kinds (not just landing pages, people) require a fantastic attention to detail, which is why Little Big Details showcases amazing user interfaces from all over the web. This site will come in handy when you’re designing your next form, dashboard or modal box — without which a website wouldn’t be complete.

8. Design Licks

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This is a good source of design inspiration in a very nice package. It’s easy to open up the site directly and you have loads of categories to choose from. If only it were update more frequently! As it is, you get one new entry every other day or so.

9. Web Creme

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Though its website is a bit dated and has no fancy features, web creme still deserves a place in my list because of its well-curated list and constant updates. To make the most of it, make sure you scroll click on the thumbnails so you open up the links in a new tab.

10. Flickr

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Flickr is the king of thumbnails, and I’d say one of the best looking galleries out there. The presentation is great, but like Pinterest if you’re looking for the actual website in its live form, you’re going to have to drill down through some links to intermediate sites to get there.
That’s my list for best sources of inspiration for web designing purposes. I never let a week go by without visiting most of these sites. I allocate 30 minutes per session, and I consider it a great way to expand my creative horizons.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Xmas Card 2010 By Indyvisuals


Xmas card for 2010 by Indyvisuals Design Collective. Since 2008 Santa is carrying molotov cocktails in Greece.
Go here, download it and send it to your best friends or your worst enemy.
Merry Xmas from Greece. Ho ho ho!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Kiss Miklos

Kiss Miklos is a graphic designer for Hungary, specializing in corporate identity, clear , honest design and perfect combination of typography, provides great visual solutions
KissMiklos.com




Monday, 30 March 2009

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Tailored By Umbro England

Im a huge football fan and i have a small collection of football jerseys. Last saturday nIght Umbro released the new England football kit on the international friendly game of England vs Slovakia.
Umbro have been designs football kits for England for many years. The kit is full white more like the old style that England used to wear back in 1965 until 1970. The 3lion logo has been redesigned and the opposite team is now a part of the logo as is used to be in 50s.
Umbro also released the New ads presenting different cultures lifestyles wearing the new England jersey.

At Umbro's Flickr page you can find a huge collection of football kits that umbro has designed through the years, the history of Umbro, through the logos.
and a part of the football history, enjoy them all.
umbro.com

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

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The Periodic Table of Adobe Shortcuts

The most of designers we use Adobe products and we love to use shortcuts, the design by vent created 3 unique Periodic posters of adobes shortcuts explore them all.
I love illustrator thats the reason present it first.
more from designbyvent

Friday, 6 March 2009

The official Objectified poster!

Michael C. Place and his studiomates at Build have come up with an awesome poster design for Objectified, featuring drawings of dozens of objects from designers in the film and more. The best part of the poster is the bottom row of images, which are the objects we used to actually make the film (genius idea, Michael!).

Looks like we’ll have to be patrolling the walls at South by Southwest again this time. 27″ x 39″, metallic silver and black, lithograph. They will be adding them to the shop soon.
objectifiedfilm.com

Thursday, 5 March 2009

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The story of a bird that was created free and it was copyrighted

Ok Here we have a Artist by the name Patrick Fore who presents this wallpaper as his personal work, its really nice but...

Well lets take a minute that reminds me of something O yes its a personal experiment of a friend of mine Charis Tsevis he is the real designer of this artwork.
The original artist Charis Tsevis says: "Licensed under Creative Commons for NON commercial use only" and the Patrick Fore has this artwork as copyrighted? And gives its as his wallpaper created by him through his website?Well this is how things work! First we steal the work of an artist with Creative Commons and then we copyright it and we presented as our work. Ok! Im not a good designer, I’m trying to become one, but I will never present others peoples work as mine I will try to discover the way he works I think that when we are young designers it is ok to imitate others works. But after a while the designer will filter down the work that he sees and will create a new or fresh style
And as Picasso ones said
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal

Well Picasso did not say to copy other people work but the things that are given to us free from the nature.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

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Encore Sans Pro / fresh new sans

Encore Sans Pro // By parachute fonts
This is a brand new contemporary typeface by parachute, a perfect alternative to your overused classic sans. Encore Sans Pro does not pretend being different but it does claim its own personality. It is simple and stylish. Encore Sans Pro is a humanistic sans-serif which projects an image of reliability, authority and competence making it ideal for corporate applications. A functional typeface which combines utility with style. Its subtle round characteristics such as the slightly curved-in edges, create a distinctly contemporary look, blending effectively traditional with modern details. Encore Sans Pro is extremely versatile. It comes with 22 weights and supports simultaneously Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Each font contains 1518 glyphs and is loaded with 22 advanced opentype features. Extreme weights, such as the elegant hairline, are carefully designed to establish an even color throughout, while ultra black despite its heavy characteristics is quite legible and powerful. Other intermediate weights such as light and book are ideal as body text for magazines and catalogs.
Typeface designer / Panos VassilĂ­ou

Links
Encore Sans