This month’s “Top 10” websites for designers is a mix of both visual inspiration—from a product site featuring nice animation to well-designed showcases of great design—and graphic design tools like color palette inspiration sites and Google’s newest handy tool. Plus: a few stunning sites created in celebration of design.
The Latest Top Sites for Visual Inspiration + Graphic Design Tools
A playful take on curated color palette inspiration.
This is a really handy tool from Google that allows you to quickly view responsive websites in a variety of sizes. [Want all the steps for creating a responsive design from the ground up? Find that and more in the Get Started with Interactive Design kit, a $658 value for only $59.99]
From InVision, Craft is a UI plugin for Sketch and Photoshop. The site provides nice video and animation to feature the product.
Showcasing great ideas in design, with minimal explanation. Letting the ideas speak.
The ninth book in the LogoLounge Series once again celebrates expert identity work by notable designers and up-and-coming talents from around the world.
This edition’s far-reaching collection offers visual inspiration and insight for graphic designers and their clients, presenting the 2,000 best logo designs as judged by a select group of identity designers and branding experts. Logos are organized into 20 visual categories for easy reference. Get your copy (print or ebook) today!
From the Herb Lubalin Study Center, a weekly publication on admirable design work from their collection.
An analysis from Avocode breaking down details of how designers worked and certain preferences (e.g., Photoshop vs. Sketch).
Very nice illustration work with an eye-catching, animated eye-flag logo. [Check out more cool animated logos.]
A simple, yet bold color palette of yellow overlays, plus a clean design, highlight the redesigned website for this global branding firm.
A catalog of graphic design from decades past, highlighting some of the compelling visual work done during this era. [Are you or someone you know fond of design history? Then this collection is your dream come true.]
Simply celebrating the power of design.
- Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.
More Resources – Free E-books
8 Winning Examples of Brand Strategy in Packaging Design
7 Archetypes that Established Brand Identity