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Our Top Sites for Design Inspiration
Great websites to check out for design inspiration found by lead designer at Fueled, Rob Palmer
Every week at Fueled, our London-based lead designer Rob Palmer shares a handful of inspirational websites with our teams in New York and Chicago. This weekly email acts like a virtual water cooler, encouraging us to congregate across time zones and discuss what brands and blogs are doing to push new trends in webdesign.
How do you sell Pinot Grigio? Take some gorgeous shots of the Russian River Valley, add a solid soundtrack, and have an emotional grape farmer do some voiceover work. This site is a little crowded and not easy to navigate, but it's a refreshing change from the plain white and minimal look we're all used to. Plus, there are some beautiful images of California's wine country.
NITH is a leading Norwegian university that specializes in IT. The school is currently offering to make you your very own 3D-printed head. You may not be able to figure that out from looking at the website, unless you speak Norwegian, but that's not what's important here. The site showcases beautiful design, serious creativity, and sharp coding. True design inspiration.
This is the personal website for Ukrainian webdesigner Roman Kirichick. It's clean, simple and the design is well executed. Fellow freelance designers take note.
Folklore Surf sells surfboards and clothing out of two stores in New York City. We love their website because it's perfectly on brand and while their inventory isn't expansive, the site is an attractive space to show off their handmade surfboards.
Ba Ba Dum
Ba Ba Dum is an very addictive word game. Choose from 5 HTML5 games in nine different languages that include Polish, German, Spanish, and Italian. The games feature great animation, a point system, scores, and statistics. It's simple, fun and educational.
It's hard to make a platform that organizes travel and expense reports for businesses look intriguing, but Trippeo does a remarkably good job. This is just the site you want to build for your startup's product. It's straightforward and the design details and subtle animation adds a certain about of trustworthiness to the company.
Which sites inspired you the most? Let us know in the comments!
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