Best Design Community Websites for Web Designers
Sometimes we don’t come up with any idea to design a website. Or need some inspiration from the new design trends. If you feel you’ve stuck, it’s a good time to take a rest and dive into web design communities. Of course, you’ll get a great opportunity if you join them!
Behance is one of the most popular online portfolio website. It is leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work. The creative world updates their work in one place to broadcast it widely and efficiently. Companies explore the work and access talent on a global scale.
What are you working on? Dribbble is a community of designers answering that question each day. Web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects. Dribbble is a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design.
They also provide a job board. Please have a look if you are looking for a job :)
COLOURlovers is an international creative community that helps people discover their inner designer. They provide people with a wealth of user created & shared colour inspiration as well as tools that make the creative process as simple as possible. Whether you’re simply looking for a colour palette to kickstart your next project or want to produce a piece of vector art, they have the tools and services to help anybody from go from design inspiration to execution.
You can create a new pattern with your favourite colour scheme. You can see many popular patterns here.
I’m also using this website. Feel free to follow me ;)
CodePen is a playground for the front end side of the web. It’s all about inspiration, education, and sharing. Need to build a reduced test case to demonstrate and figure out a bug? Want to show off your latest creation and get feedback from your peers? Want to find example of a particular design pattern for you project? CodePen is great for that.
See the Pen tqdmv by Anand (@anandylaanbaatar) on CodePen.
This is my favourite pen. What a beautiful!
I always use this for testing or creating demo for this blog. Follow me if you want ;)
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over six million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. Showcase page shows many works which are categorized. If you are a designer, you’ll like CSS frameworks, grid systems, or icon fonts categories.
GitHub provides apps which are really simple and easy to use!
deviantART was created to entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us. There are many fan arts of Japanese animations or games so you’ll like it if you are interested in it.
Flickr is a famous photo sharing website. There are many photo lovers working as a web designer. You will get inspiration from not only websites but photos too!