Here are six design websites that are sure to inject you with a jolt of creativity.
1: Smashing Magazine
Started in 2006 as an online destination for web developers to share their tips and tricks, Smashing Magazine has become a treasure trove for budding and veteran web designers. With detailed guides in WordPress, web coding, UX and graphic design, a few minutes of reading could provide the framework to start that website you’ve been sleeping on.
2: The Message is Medium Rare
Ooey, gooey, delicious cheeseburgers. Christopher Simmons, the creative director at the San Francisco design office Mine, decided to eat a cheeseburger each week and turn his culinary experience into a beautiful website displaying decadent photos and design tips.
With offices in Monterrey and Mexico City, Anagrama has emerged as one of the top design firms in Mexico. Their company page is filled with immaculate photography of their completed projects, from restaurant branding to complete facelifts of corporate identities.
Gurafiku is the visual equivalent of taking a supersonic jet through decades of Japanese design. Ryan Hageman’s attempt to remove distance, language, and time from the design history of Japan has given readers thousands of pieces of visual inspiration.
5: The Fox is Black
Can you bottle creativity and sip it up in large doses? Sometimes, reading The Fox is Black can feel like that; one moment you’re reading about great yet flawed logo design and the next thing you know, you are at the drafting board, thinking about how to make it better.
6: Under Consideration
Under Consideration could very well be the library of design on the web. With six major sites launched under its label, each one tackles a different side of modern web and print design. Whether you are looking for curious design projects on Quipsologies or want to explore new branding on Brand New, it quite literally has something for everyone.