30+ inspiring sites to spark your creativity

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December 14, 2012
30+ inspiring sites to spark your creativity.

ThumbNew site designs pop up every week, all over the web. Sometimes they fly under the radar for weeks before being found, and other times they're broadcast all over the place almost immediately; which happens is largely dependent on who did the designing.

Right now, subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) animation and scrolling effects are huge. Retro typography and styles are also popular. One thing that's really standing out, though, is the use of stylized photos reminiscent of things you'd see on Instagram or from Hipstamatic. These trends are likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

And of course we're still seeing plenty of grid-based designs, horizontal scrolling sites, and creative and bold use of color.

UNBORNINK

unbornink

Saving Orphans Worldwide

saving orphans worldwide

Field Trip

field trip

Plate the Slate

plate the slate

Niedlov's Breadworks

niedlov's breadworks

Jolly Bureau

jolly bureau

Josh's Adventure Picnic Party

josh's adventure picnic party

Moustache

moustache

Random Studio

random studio

RidePost

ridepost

Southtree

southtree

Everett Zufelt

everett zufelt

Caava Design

caava design

Mercer Tavern

mercer tavern

Emporium Pies

emporium pies

Jess Marks

jess marks

Lowdi

lowdi

Handiemail

handiemail

FB Swarm

fb swarm

Introducing The Novel

introducing the novel

Bones Brigade DJs

bones brigade djs

Ratatattoo

ratatattoo

Mediascop

mediascop

Instagrille

instagrille

Startup Giraffe

startup giraffe

Cyberspace Builder

cyberspace builder

Tiny Factory

tiny factory

Matthew Carleton

matthew carleton

NiftyThrifty

niftythrifty

CollectiveBoom

collectiveboom

Like There Is No Tomorrow

like there is no tomorrow

Mario Hugo

mario hugo

New Adventures in Web Design

new adventures in web design

Pixel Stadium

pixel stadium

Have you encountered any great sites lately? Let us know your favorite designs in the comments below!

Featured image, inspiration image via Shutterstock.

Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman is a freelance writer and designer from New England. You can visit her site or follow her on Twitter.

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