Top 10 Websites for Designers—Type Detail + Design Matters

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Every month, we search the high seas of the internet to bring you a list of the best websites for designers. This month, we found the websites detailed below to be exceptionally intriguing for two reasons: the appeal of the thoughtful, beautiful design, and the fact that some of these sites aim to educate. Among them you’ll find a site where you can discover the details behind a new web font every day, and a redesigned website for the always-educational Design Matters with Debbie Millman. Plus, you’ll find a resource of code that may just become your new best friend.

Learning is a lifelong process for everyone, so HOW is always appreciative of those creating more learning opportunities and educational resources for graphic designers.

Educational Websites, Resources for Graphic Designers & More in This Month’s Top 10 List

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

Type Detail

For 100 days, starting May 18, Type Detail’s goal is to annotate a web font each day, pointing out the beautiful details of the type forms that often get overlooked.

Type Detail


Truth Labs

A Chicago-based digital design agency, their site is bold but clean with the color and font choices. Also makes nice use of illustrative icons and rollovers.

Truth Labs


Design Matters with Debbie Millman

It’s hard to ignore and becomes memorable with touches like the changing color gradient and very large, transparent play buttons.

Design Matters with Debbie Millman


HTML Symbols, Entities and Codes

A thorough resource of code for popular HTML symbols, providing a nice grid vs. table layout option.

HTML Symbols Entities and Codes


Paprika

This graphic design firm creates immediate engagement by animating their logotype in a variety of ways (hit refresh on their homepage).

Paprika


Creanet

Simple bands of moving project images are featured on this creative agency’s site.

creanet


White Oak Creative

A portfolio website, resource and blog for Lindsay Humes’ design services. Also includes a shop of themes.

White Oak Creative

 

TILT

This design and branding firm invites you to interact with their site by slightly shifting the composition of the page as you pan around.

TILT


Stumbbble

Powered by Dribbble, Stumbbble is simply a way to browse and discover designer portfolio sites.

Stumbbble


Kitasenju Design

A highly kinetic homepage introduces you to experimental design when you click each line of type. (Though, the jarring movement makes it almost hard to look at.)

Kitasenju Design

 

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

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