Here at HOW, we strive to bring you graphic design inspiration 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 book or download that inspires top-notch design, or sharing with you the top design websites we come across.
This month, HOW art director Adam Ladd brings you the latest “Top 10” websites for designers, some of which will provide you with sought-after design resources, and others, like Designerboard and Muzli, that are sure to give you a healthy dose of design inspiration.
Top Design Websites for Every Designer—January 2015
A curation of design inspiration and news from Dribbble, Behance and LayerVault, distinguishing between popular and recent shots.
This Chrome extension aims to provide design inspiration and links to helpful resources and blogs for designers with hand-picked content from around the web.
Simply pick two colors to start and this site will generate a material design color palette with all the specs for primary, secondary and supporting colors.
Designer Eduardo del Fraile presents his work with natural photographs of objects in a timeline environment, all with subtle movements as you hover over them.
This Auckland-based consultancy uses whitespace and a clean grid with subtle colors to share their work.
A breakdown of principles for basic responsive web design, including breakpoints, fonts and image formats, all with helpful animations.
Ocean is “a community of designers sharing feedback,” with a helpful “inline” system for providing feedback directly on the image and the element being referenced.
Free icons that let you edit the “trendy” long shadow effect to your liking, along with editing shape, color and size. Then download what you like.
High-quality, high-resolution free for commercial use photos for creatives.
Seeking to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease, the user can add their own memory to the site or explore the vast horizon of memories from others.
- 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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7 Archetypes that Established Brand Identity
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