Website Inspiration 2022: The fastest way to the right design

A wide range of sources for website inspiration is not only essential for web designers. Anyone planning a new website or being involved in the process would do well to compare different layouts of other websites at the beginning of the project. This is the easiest way to find a suitable design for your own project and to have a clear picture of the end result in mind.

For this reason, we have compiled 10 excellent sources of inspiration for good web design for you in the following blog article. If you don’t have an idea of what the new website project could look like, you should definitely take a closer look at the following links, it’s worth it!

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In the vastness of the Internet, there are now many platforms where creative minds and web designers come together and present their designs.

Above all, it is exciting when classic designs (such as those known from typical WordPress templates) are distanced and completely new design approaches to a website are presented that have never been seen before and that have been solved much more intelligently than one is used to from standard websites, especially from the perspective of the website visitor.

Browsing these platforms and looking at different website layouts from different designers from all over the world is a lot of fun and incredibly enriching for future website projects that you plan or create yourself. Often, ideas for new layouts become worlds better if you look at the works of other designers beforehand.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a web designer yourself or want to commission a new website as a customer: If you know what you want and already have a picture in mind, what the new website should look like and what purpose it serves, you have a clear advantage.

10 Unique Sources for New Website Inspiration

Why 10? Of course, you could also list 100 sources of inspiration here, but we think that 10 are more than enough. That’s why we decided to look for 10 sources of inspiration for good web design, which are most often mentioned by other web design blogs on the net and which we have encountered again and again during our research.

Our recommendation: Save the following links as bookmarks in a “Website Inspiration” folder in your browser. When you have a new website project coming up, you immediately have suitable sources for new, up-to-date inspiration ready and save yourself a lot of time and nerves, especially if you have no idea at the beginning which layout might be suitable for the new website. 

Don’t forget: Most platforms have a search function. Be sure to use them to get even more relevant results for your search. ‍

Pinterest

Pinterest website screenshot
Screenshot of the Pinterest website (as of January 2021)

Most people should already know Pinterest, it is an online pinboard where you are presented with different content (mainly graphics and images) based on the interests you have selected.

For website inspiration, Pinterest is an excellent source, it is best to type terms such as “web design inspiration”, “web design layouts”, “website inspiration”, “responsive web design” or “UI design” into the search bar. The results will inspire you!

Click here for Pinterest

Awwwards

awwwards website screenshot
Screenshot der Awwwards-Website (Stand: Januar 2021)

Awwwards ist ein professionelles Wettbewerbsgremium für Webdesign und -entwicklung. Auf der Plattform können Webdesigner Ihre Projekte einreichen und die besten werden in das Sortiment von Awwwards aufgenommen.

Eine Jury entscheidet darüber, welche Projekte aufgenommen werden und kürt regelmäßig Gewinner in verschiedenen Kategorien. Hier findet man außergewöhnliche Webdesign-Projekte von den Besten der Besten. Wer nach außergewöhnlichen Webseiten sucht, wird hier mit Sicherheit fündig.

Hier geht es zu Awwwards

Behance

behance-website-screenshot
Screenshot der Behance-Website (Stand: Januar 2021)

Behance ist eine Social-Media-Plattform von Adobe und hat den Anspruch kreative Arbeiten zu präsentieren und zu entdecken. Durch die riesige und vielseitige Community findet man hier Unmengen an Webdesign Inspiration und kann Stunden auf der Plattform verbringen und ständig spannende neue Ideen und Designs entdecken.

Wichtig: Unbedingt die detaillierten Filterfunktionen von Behance nutzen. Die Community ist gigantisch und man findet auch zu sehr spezifischen Themen immer genügend Inspiration.

Hier geht es zu Behance

Dribbble

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Screenshot of the Dribble website (as of January 2021)

Dribbble is a self-expression and social networking platform for digital designers and creatives. It serves as a design portfolio platform, job and recruiting website, and is one of the largest platforms for designers to share their work with others online.

Dribble is great for finding inspiration outside of web design, whether it’s print design, product design, or something else. Often, this inspiration from other disciplines helps enormously to collect new, innovative ideas for the planned website project.

Click here for Dribble

Design Made in Germany

design-made-in-germany-website-screenshot
Screenshot of the website of Design Made in Germany (as of January 2021)

Of course, a source from German-speaking countries should not be missing here either. Design made in Germany presents current projects by German agencies and designers. Here you will also find a lot of inspiration, in addition to web design also in the area of logos, posters, illustrations or the like.

Although the selection is limited, if you are looking for creative German web designs, this source is certainly a good place to start.

Click here for Design Made in Germany

CSS Nectar

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Screenshot of the CSS-Nectar website (as of January 2021)

CSS Nectar is another great source of web design inspiration that is reviewed by a team of design experts. Websites can be filtered here by category, color, function and country.

Similar to Awwwards, CSS Nectar ranks each website by category. As you browse, you can see how each website performs in the areas of design, programming, and creativity. Ratings are given by users, and anyone can vote.

Click here for CSS Nectar

Land-Book

land-book-website-screenshot
Screenshot of the Land-Book website (as of January 2021)

Land-book markets itself as “the best hand-picked website inspirations”, and offers a wide range of websites from various industries. You’ll find everything from SaaS landing pages, agency websites, and portfolios to ecommerce stores.

If you create an account at Land-Book, you can also save designs you like in a collection, which you can retrieve at a later date – very practical.

Click here for Land-Book

Commerce Cream

commerce-cream-website-screenshot
Screenshot of Commerce Cream’s website (as of January 2021)

Commerce Cream offers a selection of top-notch Shopify online stores and is therefore particularly interesting for finding new inspiration for e-commerce website projects. Here, too, there is a jury that selects submitted projects, only the best are included in the range.

If you are planning to create a unique online shop and want to stand out from typical shop designs, you will certainly find enough inspiration here.

Click here for Commerce Cream

Calltoidea

calltoidea-website-screenshot
Screenshot of Call To Idea’s website (as of January 2021)

Calltoidea is different from all previous sources of inspiration. Here you can initially select a special website element (e.g. navigation, slider, footer, 404 page, etc.) and based on this you will be suggested inspirations only for this element.

Very useful if the layout of the website is already fixed, but you still doubt what certain recurring elements (e.g. forms & pricing tables) should look like. It is a bit of a shame that the number of results is still limited at Calltoidea.

Click here for Calltoidea

Social media and other sources

Of course, it’s always worth following well-known web designers and social media accounts that regularly post designs, especially on Instagram. Here you can always collect and save new inspiration (archive) and get it directly into your feed every day.

These accounts are particularly recommended for website inspiration:

The following hashtags on Instagram should also not be missed:

  • #webdesign
  • #webdesigntrends
  • #webdesigninspiration
  • #webdesigner
  • #uxdesign
  • #uidesign

In addition, it also makes sense to do your own research and take a closer look at the portfolios of well-known web designers and agencies if you can find time for it.

With us from inspiration and first ideas to the finished website

Do you already have concrete ideas and ideas in mind about what your planned website should look like, but you don’t have the time, desire or the necessary know-how to realize these ideas?

We specialize in developing tailor-made websites, according to the requirements of our customers and without compromise. This means that we are not limited to certain templates or templates and can implement websites professionally and according to individual wishes efficiently and in a short time with the help of Webflow.

We would be happy to talk about your planned website project in a non-binding initial meeting and would be happy to prepare a free draft of your website. You can inquire here if this sounds interesting to you.