Best places to search for inspiration for your next UI design project
Recently I’ve seen some commotion on twitter whether using references is copying and should be illegal (just kidding) or is a natural part of the art process? And while I’m still gathering my thoughts to write an article on that, I’ll just give you a little spoiler — no, I do not consider using references something bad.
And with that out of the way, let me present you a list of the resources I think are a fantastic source for finding inspiration for your UI design project.
This site, as the name suggests, focuses exclusively on landing pages. It is a curated collection (anyone can submit their live pages, but for a price) of the best landing page designs and is constantly expanding. There are various categories available, so you will always find exactly what you’re looking for.
A large collection of one-page websites. All of the designs are broken into different categories, so you won’t get lost. It also has a substantial collection of templates, free and paid.
This website is focused on mobile designs entirely. You can browse by a specific target platform or by a category , ranging from confirmation screens and charts to shopping carts and timelines.
Uplabs calls itself “The #1 place for design resources”, but it’s up to you to decide. To my mind, it’s pretty good, with lots of templates available for free (though most of them are for personal projects only) and a great filtering system which allows you to find a specific design for the software/tool/technology you are using — HTML5, Figma or Sketch XD.
I know you’ve been waiting for Behance since the beginning of the article, but it was an obvious choice, and everyone knows about it. That’s why it’s further down the list. I don’t think it needs an introduction, does it?
And the second most obvious choice. I think Dribbble is even more popular with UI designers than Behance and it has become a home for thousands of brilliant works made by professional and hobbyist designers.
And the last one on this list. A collection of websites from all over the internet, which are rated and awarded by professionals and trusted users. Sites of the day, sites of the month — browse through hundreds of them and see how they perform in terms of Design, Creativity, Usability and Content.
Where do you find your inspiration for designing all of the amazing things you do? Waiting for your reply in the comment section.
Have a nice day!
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