I have collected together a handy selection of inspiration in the form of creative design websites. These resources are a great source of design inspiration with many offering tutorials, useful tips, showcases and galleries. I guarantee if you aren’t feeling inspired one of the sites will get you motivated. The below list is ordered A to Z and with my top 6 sites highlighted with a graphic header.
24 ways to impress your friends
This ia great resource for a daily does of design and development news, reviews and opinions.
This site is packed full of gallery, interviews and news. It is a top resource and the main designer Fabio Sasso shares some great design tutorials.
Ads of the World
This site is one of the best sites showcasing advertising from around the world. The site is well structured and you can lose yourself for hours on it.
All Graphic Design
Here a gem of a webiste that brings together everything graphic design.
A great collection of portfolios, projects and collaborations from some top designers.
Best Web Gallery
The name says it all it is one of the best web galleries out there and is always being updated with new inspirational sites everyday.
Blog – Spoon Graphics
Chris Spooner sahres his graphic design projects and tutorials – alway a good read.
Again the name speaks for itself a great collection of creative inspiration colours from this design community.
Command Shift 3
This is a hot or not type website. Each time you visit the site you are asked to select your favourite – rather addictive.
The essential creative resource – they aren’t kidding this really does have some of the best design insights.
One of my favourite resources for tutorials, galleries and discussions about graphic design.
Another great site for graphic designs articles – an awesome design magazine too.
Looking for information and news about CSS3 – well this has it in the bucket loads.
Huge resource of news and jobs with a great creative design community showcasing some great CSS web designs.
12,500+ CSS website showcased on this fantastic site.
Another cool gallery site of CSS web designs.
Great collection of free fonts – organised into a number of categories.
Fantastic blog from graphic and logo designer David Airey – a great resource for any designer.
More from David and another great site about everything related to logos.
Designers who Blog
Yep that’s right a great collection of designers who – Blog.
Gallery and community of design inspiration from CSS and Flash to CGI and traditional art.
Design is Kinky
Collection of great design and art goodness.
Showcase of graphic designers and photographers.
One for the French – a nice website of all things design and inspirational.
Nice collection of fashion design inspiration and opinions.
I Love Typography
If you love your typography this is the site for you – check it out.
Anything and everything that inspires people by Chad Mueller.
My favourite resource for photos, illustrations and videos.
Labs – Adobe
Want to know more information about Adobe Creative CS5 Suite or other emerging technologies?
This is not only a great podcast and magazine but also a great website. Covering the entire Adobe suite of products they offer loads of tutorials and is ideal place for getting up to speed with CS4.
A web and graphics designer Lea Alcantara blog and portfolio.
A logo design company with some great designs and articles.
A showcase of some of the best logo designs.
Another great logo design gallery updated frequently.
From Ajax to WordPress everything a good designer should know.
Photoshop User TV
This is one of the best sites and podcast (if not best) about photography and Photoshop.
This site is fairly new but they are constantly adding new articles and Photoshop tutorials. They have just launched AETUTS.com
Another site that covers web design, showcases and inspirational articles.
Spunk is the best art and music culture magazine.
A collaborative blog following typography and graphic design.
The Flash Blog
This is a great collection of articles from Lee Brimelow from Adobe focused on Flash, Flex and AIR development.
Favourite Website Awards – one of the best web and flash showcases around.
A nice blog of articles that will inspire and inform. Topics covered from Blog design to SEO.
Video tutorials and post production techniques from the experts.
All well designed sites that conform to the W3C standards are here – nice!
Web Designer Wall
Last but certainly not least – 20,000 subscribers can’t be wrong – some really well written articles on Photoshop, Illustrator, Trends, Inspiration, CSS, SEO and WordPress.