Top 10 Sites for Designers: January 2017 Edition


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.


Top 10 Sites for Designers: January 2017 Edition

1. Design Facts

A platform for sharing bite-sized information about design.


2. Tech Trends 2017

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


[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

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


4. The Create App

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


5. Behance Year in Review 2016

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


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

6. Playground Paris

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


7. The Future of Design in Startups

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


8. Prototypo

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


9. Reputation Squad

Moving images and overlaid type highlight this agencies site.


10. Heco Partners

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