This month’s “Top 10” websites for designers is truly a diverse group. Some of the featured sites are great resources, while others are just for fun. One offers packaging inspiration, while others take you on an unforgettable visual experience. And you’ll find everything from distinct color palettes working their magic to a burger mashup proposal that deserves some serious props for its design.
Top 10 Websites: From Packaging Inspiration to an Interactive Visual Experience
Version 2.0 of the Commercial Type website, with new features to display their fonts.
A platform to support the design community with quality design assets, learning-driven writing, videos and more.
The illustrations and videos in this proposal from Burger King to McDonalds are all very well done.
Generate and share visual messages from text you enter.
With guidance on best practices and must-have tools for creating positive user experiences, this collection is a practical guide for mastering this niche of design work. For designers working on web projects, this value pack highlights the newest methods and tools for managing workflow, instruction on ensuring cohesiveness across platforms and more. Learn how to properly study people’s attitudes and behaviors and create user profiles to make sure all of your design projects exceed client expectations.
From large agencies to student work, discover packaging design from around the world.
This designers portfolio site leverages a distinct color palette and graphic touches, like a custom mouse cursor.
Explore the University of Sydney in 360 degrees.
An interactive audio and visual experience with prompts as you go along.
Large illustrations and refined typography and colors help make this an engaging site.
Follow the car down the road along this infographic, and play the game at the end.
- Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.
More Resources – Free E-books
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This is the year to enter your best design work—packaging design, posters, 3D objects, and more—into the International Design Awards. If you didn’t already know—HOW has an extensive international reach, and design competition winners gain valuable exposure in HOW magazine and HOWdesign.com. Plus, the Best of Show winner scores a free trip to HOW Design Live 2016 in Atlanta (that means round-trip airfare, hotel and conference registration).
What’s especially exciting this year is the esteemed panel of judges we’ve chosen to determine the winners: Marina Willer, Pentagram partner, Sebastian Padilla, co-founder and creative director of Anagrama, and Dana Arnett, chief executive officer at VSA Partners.