Top 10 Websites for Designers—Typement + CSS-Tricks

All too often, typeface designs, typographic designs and handlettering get overlooked in competitions—which is why Print developed a competition that gives the artforms their full due and recognizes the best designers in each category. Enter Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards before tonight’s final deadline!

What makes great web design? Many different things, to be sure. But perhaps some of the most engaging websites grab our attention right on the home page, whether through movement or some other eye-catching element. And once we’re pulled in, it’s delightful to discover fantastic content, like color tools and type resources. In this month’s  “Top 10” websites for designers, you’ll find all of this and more.

Top 10 Websites: Great Web Design, Type Resources + More


Submit your site for consideration. Did you miss last month’s Top 10 websites?


A typical building exterior is activated with illustration and graphic overlays as you scroll.


Type Media 2015

The high contrast, white on black letters morph into many forms as soon you go to the site.

Type Media 2015


A subtle logo animation mixed with large, sweeping background images meet you.


The Forecaster

They’ve successfully executed an editorial design feel on the web.

The Forecaster

Quotes on Design 2016 Calendar: Wisdom from Legendary Design Minds and Other Creatives + Design Holidays and 6 Handy ToolsR1683-1 (1)

Who better to create a one-of-a-kind 2016 calendar for graphic designers than your favorite design enthusiasts at HOW + PRINT?

Every month, you’ll find some humor in the form of design holidays, some wisdom and inspiration in the form of a design quote, and a handy tool you’ll use again and again.



Bright colors and graphic patterns, all in motion, make the familiar calendar look interesting.



Simply type in a word and get a showing of fonts set in that word. Just for inspiration.



Nice use of white space and restrained color palette of gray and orange.

22 Degrees

Type Detail: Resources

We’ve featured Type Detail in the recent past, but here is a deeper dive into their very comprehensive resources page.

Type Detail - Resources


A site about all things web design and development.



A site to create and share color inspiration with the world.


  • Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.


More Resources – Free E-books
8 Winning Examples of Brand Strategy in Packaging Design
7 Archetypes that Established Brand Identity


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The dynamic city of Atlanta hosts HOW Design Live, May 19–23, 2016. That’s 5 days of learning new skills and energizing your creativity. 5 days of hearing from speakers like David Butler, Elle Luna, Jonathan Fields, Su Mathews and Lynda Weinman (, to name a few. 5 days of connecting with other designers. 5 days of awesomeness.

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