Top 10 Websites for Designers – Letters, Inc. + Use Your Interface

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Here at HOW, we strive to bring you graphic design inspiration and advice in all its forms, whether that means revealing the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects featured in HOW magazine, delivering to you a compelling download that informs you of the latest in the industry, or sharing with you the top design websites we come across.

As usual, HOW art director Adam Ladd’s latest list of the “Top 10” websites for designers highlights some of the best design websites out there today. Whether you’d like a dose of inspiration from a website that effectively utilizes subtle interactions (Letters, Inc.), or a resource for user interface design inspiration (Use Your Interface), you’ll find what you need and more in this list.

Top Design Websites for Every Designer—February 2015

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

Letters, Inc.

The monoweight line illustrations in black and white set this web design and technology group apart. Nice, subtle interactions are also used on the different pages.


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LETTERS, INC


Swink

This Madison, Wisconsin–based interactive branding studio sets their own aesthetic with a pleasant color palette and quality illustrated images.

Swink


Sam Dallyn

The portfolio site for this art director/designer uses a minimal approach with white space and a restrained use of black and gold to tie it all together.

Sam Dallyn


Curious Space

A Brighton-based design studio, they have leaned on movement and overlapping elements to create something distinct and engaging.

Curious Space


Mélanie F

There is both sophistication and playfulness working together on this site for children’s slippers. Lots of little elements go in motion as you scroll through.

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Shutterstock 2015 Creative Trends

The Shutterstock content marketing team created an interactive report exploring creative trends in images, video, and music around the world.

Shutterstock 2015 Creative Trends


Use Your Interface

With constant movement in the images on the page, Use Your Interface is a growing library of transitional interface and interaction design patterns for your inspiration.

Use Your Interface


User Inter Faces

Created to help designers quickly access sample avatars for UI mockups, this website allows willing participants to add their face, and designers can customize with sliders.

User Inter Faces


A Playlist for Learning Design

Simply a list of helpful links to aid you in growing as a designer, covering things like processes, research, strategy, typography, front-end, animation and more.

A Playlist for Learning Design


Gogoro

The “world’s first smart scooter,” the site uses sleek images paired with interactive type elements, and a clean canvas to present their product.

Gogoro Smartscooter

 

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

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