In need of some design inspiration? These great websites will ignite creativity and help you create visually stunning web designs.
Best websites for design inspiration in 2023
In the rapidly evolving world of web design, staying ahead of the game requires fresh ideas to spur up a great website design.
Thankfully for creatives, the internet is teeming with a plethora of beautiful websites certain to drum up some design inspiration to help fuel that creative fire.
That said, whether designing a new website or looking to stay up-to-date on the latest design trends, these 16 websites are some of the best websites for design inspiration.
1. SVZ Design
SVZ Design seamlessly aligns its agency’s process and brand through simplistically animated motifs, transitions, and visuals. This pleases the user’s eye and exhibits the brand’s design expertise.
SVZ Design’s end-to-end project page visually asserts their UX and product design skills. In addition, it beautifully demonstrates and validates their claim of carefully crafting meaningful experiences.
SVZ is a great website for web design agencies or freelancers in need of inspiration for their own websites.
2. Wayside studio
A 2022 Webflow Awards finalist in the Cloneable — Visual Aesthetics category, Wayside Studio by Curry Hackett is a monochromatic dream.
A green background dominates this website design, but it’s far from visually dull. Mixed font pairings, fun scroll-based navigation, and high-quality photography make this site a delight to explore. Surprise hover interactions and engaging copy really shine in this design — making it a great website to serve as inspiration.
That said, if you love it, clone it and add your own flair.
3. VOUS Church
VOUS Church is a great website, particularly for non-profit organizations. Not only does their site clearly communicate the church’s mission and goals, but the design packs a punch. It almost feels like a social media platform for its audience.
With subtle choices in layout, content, copy, and a hearty media and blog page, VOUS Church’s website aligns brilliantly with its messaging and core identity, a modern community centered around Jesus and the people.
Ready embraces the “less is more” philosophy by consolidating all of the essential elements of its product on a single landing page with a clear call to action — “get ready.” This simplified design is the best website for function meets form. In addition, by focusing on aiding conversion, Ready makes it easy for potential customers to find the information they need.
Through their innovative use of a homepage with minimal copy, memorable imagery, a pleasant color scheme, and playful highlighting of essential information, Ready achieves what many competitors drop the ball on — marketable usability.
5. April Ford
Specializing in digital advertising, SEO, social media, branding, and web design, April Ford is a duo led by April and Brendan Ford. A 2022 Webflow Awards technical achievement finalist, April Ford is a great website for those looking for a professional and engaging web design.
April Ford uses a minimalist black-and-white color scheme accented by large, high-quality images of their previous work. While the photos take up a lot of site real estate, they also create a visual effect that makes you feel like you are exploring the April Ford offices.
6. Chiara Luzzana
Art director and developer Niccolò Miranda brought artistry and creativity to Chiara Luzzana’s eloquent web design. Chiara Luzzana’s website is a high-quality, interactive user experience that lyrically intertwines the sonar and visual mediums — a sublime rejection of normative web design principles.
Typography and font are used as the core design elements to make up the layout and space, and vertical scrolling in place of horizontal. Charming auditory additions subtly further the brand’s messaging and fluid animations enhance the soundscape.
This is one of the coolest designs we’ve seen — a great website for those wanting an artistic approach to web design — and it’s something no template could achieve.
7. Pierre-Louis Labonne
Creative freelancer Pierre-Louis Labonne immediately pulls you into his website with a big button encouraging you to click.
Pierre-Louis’s site demonstrates several different web design trends for 2023 — a loading screen, nostalgia-inspired design, a customizable viewing experience, and plenty of “just for fun” interactions.
Once you enter the site, you can customize the cartoon character’s face and click through different locked areas of the screen to see Pierre-Louis’s work. As you explore, you’ll discover playful interactions, and clever animations, including links to Pierre-Louis’s Twitter, Linkedin, and Webflow profiles. This 2022 Webflow Awards Technical Achievement finalist is one of the best websites, showcasing clever interactions and graphic design.
When you land on the Superlist website, you’re greeted with a slider that lets you switch between color schemes and use cases. On the black screen, you’ll see the CTA “get things done with your team” followed by a carousel of to-do lists for projects like press releases and recruiting. The red screen swaps the word “team” for “squad” and displays to-do lists for activities like soccer club and a home renovation project.
The simple but clever slider makes this one of the best websites for versatility due to its range of usability — a small business launching an e-commerce site, a podcast company organizing episode topics and guests, or a family managing their kids’ calendars.
9. Michael Kors Collection
The design team behind the Michael Kors Collection website captures the timeless glamour of New York fashion in a spellbinding way.
The website invites visitors into the mind of famed designer Michael Kors, drawing inspiration from muses of the 1970s. The layout and monochromatic UI truly exemplify and embody his sleek Fall and Winter 2023 Collection.
Let this serve as inspiration for your next blogger or high fashion client’s new website design.
The copy and typography are ‘the stars’ of Slite’s web design. Slite’s header – “Your team’s go-to for instant answers” – and their site’s crisp design and concise copy back up that claim. The intentional web design demonstrates the clarity customers can gain using Slite.
Slite’s attention to detail makes their design one of the best websites for enterprise clients.
11. The Goonies
What do you get when you have a stellar design team, a high-quality web builder platform, a Hollywood budget, and the nostalgia of the 1980s? Why, this gem of a digital time capsule created by the team behind The Goonies, of course.
Simply by the flick of a finger, you are transported into the immersive world and production behind this beloved classic movie. The power of the scroll is evident here — when done appropriately, it functions as the driving force behind a successful web design.
Using the scroll to move the story along with the user’s gestures is genius and expertly executed. It invokes the spirit of the 1980s. Sweet innocence and hot afternoons spent in a movie theater during the summer of 1985. What a time to be alive!
Do yourself a favor and check out this Awwwards site of the day winner, especially if you’re reading on a mobile device. And if you’re a child of the 80s, you’re welcome.
We’re serving you something hot and sweet with this next web design.
Brought to you by Will Robinson, the incredibly talented Toronto-based Webflow web designer, DONÜTS is a bold, pop art-inspired beauty. This single-page cloneable is cheeky and wonderfully gaudy, with a vibrant play on layout, transitions, typography, and visuals. Robinson uses the simplistic power of the scroll to take visitors along an illuminatingly informative journey through the website. DONÜTS holds up to its namesake, a true visual treat!
DONÜTS is a great website to serve as inspiration for a project or client in need of a unique design for their brand or a niche market.
13. Digital China University
The design team behind Xtudio’s Digital China University uses Webflow to take web design to the next level. As a result, not only is this one of the best websites on the internet, but its aesthetic, UX, UI, and market value are beyond exceptional.
By transforming the graphic design from a brochure illustration into an engaging web design, Xtudio demonstrates its creative ingenuity and imaginative charm. The design team behind Digital China University’s website shows web designers that any design is possible with the proper CMS and web builder, with no need for code.
Oh, and yes, this is cloneable in Webflow!
14. Monograph Communications
Next in line for great website design inspiration is another cloneable by Vancouver-based designer Gary Colwell.
Colwell wonderfully captures the tonality and identity of the communications solutions brand Monograph Communications. In their own words, "[It] features a contrast typography design with the sans-serif (Roboto) representing the corporate professional side of the business, and the serif (Zangezi designed by Daria Petrova) representing an appreciation for the history of the written word."
Centering the site’s design around both type font and typography demonstrates his ingenuity, and it shows how situational and brand awareness can make a brand stand out through seemingly simple design. The Monograph Communications web design proves that intentionality is what makes good design.
15. Moon UltraLight
Drawing inspiration from Apple’s iconic web design, Joseph Berry’s Moon UltraLight is stunning.
This site is a treat for the eye. Berry’s use of interactive animations and parallax scroll elevate the minimalist design elements and perfectly place an aesthetic emphasis on the product’s message and imagery. With sleek transitions and mesmerizing visuals, Moon Ultralight is one of the best websites made in Webflow.
16. Hsu McCullough
Hsu McCullough's architecture studio site by Dunclyde is a clean and sharp minimalist delight. Its use of whitespace places a gorgeous emphasis on the site’s imagery, with the arrangement of the crisp sans serif-type font furthering the establishment of balance and form throughout the site’s design.
This weaving of aesthetic form meets function makes Hsu McCullough a great website to draw inspiration from, notably the ‘New York City blogger’ archetype.
Your go-to for design inspiration
So, there you have it, 16 great websites to help ignite your creative fire. We hope these examples have sparked a few ideas for your upcoming design project.
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