Top 10 Websites for Designers – January 2014

With the New Year in full swing, we did not hold back when assembling this month’s Top 10 Websites for Designers. In this first collection of 2014, you’ll find an engaging site that fights homelessness, a resource for seeing fonts in use, and a stylized design app. These are just a few of the gems that Adam Ladd, HOW’s art director, found while picking the best to debut in this month’s roundup of top website designs.


Check out the best website designs spotlighted below and submit your site for consideration.

Names for Change

Urban Ministries of Durham is selling naming rights to all the items that connect their clients to food, shelter and a future to help fight homelessness. The uniquely colored images and display of each item add to the compelling mission.



Village is the union of 10 type foundries who have decided to work together. The site features a great use of distinct, well-designed type and graphic elements.


Marcello Pisano

This portfolio site features playful illustrations to help carry you through the content and learn more about this graphic/web designer.



An app that lets you write and publish whatever you want to share with added style. The colors and large, playful images and video make this site very pleasant.


Fonts In Use

An independent archive of typography, this site is very helpful in seeing typefaces in use to get a feel for how they look and work together.


These Are Things

The site for this Columbus, Ohio-based illustration duo uses fun characters and playful graphic elements as you scroll through to learn more about them, their work and shop.


Welcome to the Future of Football

With bold type and moving imagery, this site promoting the University of Oregon’s football program is full of engaging interaction.



The NounProject’s aim is to create, share and celebrate the world’s visual language. Many icons are free (though attribution may be required) and the library is continually growing.


Alex Pierce

The interactive portfolio of this designer/art director. The site utilizes new HTML5 & CSS3 techniques/technologies as well playing with depth, layering, animation, & typography..


Knuckles Industries

The responsive website portfolio for Matt Muldoon, metal fabrication artist, this site leverages his vintage and handcrafted style to tell his story in words and visuals.



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


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