Top 10 Websites for Designers – Windows of New York + Character Challenge

As designers, we’re always looking for visual inspiration. This month’s best websites will do just that – offer plenty of creative juice via colorful illustrations, immersive videos and refined typography to take your next web design project up a notch. HOW’s art director, Adam Ladd, has curated some of the most exciting sights of the web: from Windows of New York and Brad Woodard’s Character Challenge, to the visually-rich World of Red Bull. It’s all in the name of giving you the adrenaline rush you crave each day.

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Best Websites for Designers – August 2014

Windows of New York

The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated atlas by José Guízar, capturing in his own style windows that have caught his eye.

Windows of New York; best websites


Character Challenge

A daily, self-initiated challenge by designer and illustrator Brad Woodard to stretch his abilities in this discipline. He has an awesome vintage and playful style showing through.

Character Challenge


Butterick’s Practical Typography

Matthew Butterick is a writer, typographer and lawyer in Los Angeles. He has filled this site with many practical bits of advice on typographic execution, including layout, technical details and typeface alternatives.

Butterick’s Practical Typography


Louder Than Ten

The highlight of this site about a “school for creative people who run projects” is the aesthetic: great colors, graphic icons and really nice use of the quality fonts Harriet and Calibre.

Louder Than Ten


David Berlow

Font Bureau celebrates the work of their founder, David Berlow, in this site that features large type and images, quotes and type specimens.

David Berlow


Your Local Studio

This Copenhagen, Denmark-based design and development studio presents their work in a clean, modern fashion with large images and simple transitions.

Your Local Studio


What’s New | Adobe Muse CC

As you may be aware, Adobe Muse is a program that allows you to design websites without writing code. Their “What’s New” site demonstrates some of its own capabilities.

Adobe Muse CC


5 Questions for 100 Designers

The side project of designer Yevgeny Yermakov featuring short interviews with designers including Jessica Hische, Matteo Bologna and Michael Bierut, with more to come.

5 Questions for 100 Designers


Palette

Palette is a new addition to the Shutterstock Labs, described as a tool for designers to explore the collection via curated palettes or to customize their own to find images that match their specific needs.

Palette by Shutterstock Labs


World of Red Bull

Red Bull is largely associated with actions sports, and this site leverages some of the intensity with sweeping videos and bold typography.

World of Red Bull

 

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