16 Inspirational Resources To Boost Your Creativity and Ideas

Written by Kevin Liew on 02 Nov 2011
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Thanks to the openness of design community, we have unlimited resources online for web designers, graphic designers. The growth of social community websites such as dribbble and behance, they've built a platform that encourages people to share their work and concept. Many people are using it to show off their works, many are looking for comment and criticism of their work for improvement.

Here, I found a list of websites that will fill your hunger of inspirations and will able to rescue you from the design bottleneck. I'm sure they will boost your creativity and ideas!

Personally, I like minimal design, so in this list, it has a few websites dedicated to minimlists.

  • Simple DesktopSimple DesktopA collection of wallpapers with minimal design. I found it to be quite creative, clean and was able to inspire me.
  • Subtle PatternSubtle PatternYou can get all sort of tile-able background over here. Some might appear familiar to you, this is a good website if you're looking for subtle background
  • PatternTapPatternTapYou can find all sort of web interface references, eg slider, 404pages, breadcrumbs, menu......
  • DribbbleDribbbledribbble display all the work in progress from other designers. It's an invitation only membership website thus creating a high quality design community and inspirational resources to all of us.
  • House Of ButtonsHouse Of ButtonsIts name tells it all. Collection of web button examples from other websites
  • The Design InspirationThe Design InspirationContains website, business card, logo, font, illustration and creative photography showcases.
  • BehanceBehanceBehance is a online platform to showcase and discover creative work. Creative professionals, from across industries, use Behance to create multi-media portfolios that showcase their work within the Network
  • FFFFound!FFFFound!An image bookrmarking site, here you can find heaps of random inspirational images/illustration.
  • Design DosageDesign DosageDesign Dosage is an inspiration & resource exhibit providing you with the ultimate in digital creativity.
  • MmminimalMmminimalmmminimal is a blend of tasteful designs and articles based on the concept of minimalism.
  • Design InspirationDesign InspirationDesign Inspiration like ffffound collects all sort of images and illustrations.
  • AwwwardsAwwwardsIf you're looking for the best of the best, this is the place you need to go. Websites are nominated and there are judges as well to choose the best.
  • CSS Design AwardsCSS Design AwardsSimilar to Awwwards, this is more about CSS Design.
  • One Page LoveOne Page LoveShowcase all one page websites.
  • MinimalsitesMinimalsitesShowcase all minimal design websites.
  • Minimal ExhibitMinimal ExhibitSimilar to Minimalsites, it showcases minimal designed websites.
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Dany 12 years ago
Very interesting, as always.
simpledesktop and ccs awards are the best for me.
I have to do my website now! you help me a lot with your blog inspiration!
adumpaul 12 years ago
Great collection.Really nice idea.