Top 10 Sites for Designers: January 2017 Edition

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We’re back with another year of our favorite finds from around the web! Every month, HOW art director Adam Ladd curates a list of inspiring websites of particular interest to designers and creatives. This selection includes some impeccable 2016 Years in Review, tech trends for 2017, and handy prototyping tools.

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Top 10 Sites for Designers: January 2017 Edition

1. Design Facts

http://www.designfacts.org/

A platform for sharing bite-sized information about design.

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2. Tech Trends 2017

http://www.frogdesign.com/techtrends2017

Frog wonders what’s on the horizon for tech in 2017, and invites you to participate.

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[Related: 4 Web Technology Trends Designers Need to Focus on in 2017 | 2017 Design Trends: Predictions from Top Creatives | The Biggest Animation Trends in 2016—and What’s Coming in 2017]


3. Studio Details Inc

http://www.details.co.jp/

Nagoya, Japan-based design firm that applies some surreal aesthetics to its site.

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4. The Create App

http://appsto.re/us/Z_26P.i

“Be Creative Anywhere!” A mobile creativity and graphic design app.

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5. Behance Year in Review 2016

https://www.behance.net/yearinreview/2016

A look back at the year in design and some of the achievements of designers, all in a nice timeline style site.

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[Related Online Courses: Adobe Illustrator Advanced | Designing Your Personal Brand  | Certificate in Web Development]


6. Playground Paris

http://playgroundparis.com/

A Paris-based graphic design studio who leverages its own name with playful elements (like color roll-over letters).

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7. The Future of Design in Startups

http://www.futureof.design/

A clean, functional online survey with animated charts that does the job.

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8. Prototypo

https://www.prototypo.io/index.html

We’ve mentioned Prototypo in the past, and they have recently updated their online font-creation platform to version 2 with some new features.

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9. Reputation Squad

https://www.reputationsquad.com/

Moving images and overlaid type highlight this agencies site.

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10. Heco Partners

http://helloheco.com/

A user experience and branding design group, Heco employs smooth-flowing interactive elements to present themselves.

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