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We all appreciate seeing beautiful things. We tend to let our guard down when our eyes get caught by something appealing. This works for both offline and online environments because everything is designed. Fashion items, cars, jewelry, make-up, furniture – everything represents a form of art and, eventually, a way to express design.

There are so many reasons why you should have a great overall design on your WordPress website. For starters, a well-done design has two parts: the functional and the visual one. What you see represents the appealing way of showing things. What’s behind and makes everything works seamlessly, it’s the technical, functional part. If the design has been implemented with best practices in mind, it will make your whole site shine. This means that the user interface runs smoothly, while the user experience is a pleasant one.

When you combine the offline industry and want to build something for Google to remember, you have unlimited resources to look at. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, but you can quickly drop an interesting idea by finding inspiration in some of the best web design websites. Furthermore, you can take a look at popular web design trends over the years.

WordPress Web Design

WordPress is the largest CMS you can build your website upon. It’s a great framework, and everyone, from newbies to WordPress experienced users can create amazing websites with ease. There are already-made themes you can install for free from the WordPress repository, or, you can choose your preferred premium template. Markets like Envato, MyThemeShop, Elegant Themes, Template Monster, and others, offer you thousands of theme choices, categorized in industries. It’s easier to pick a theme that serves your business best or have multiple styling choices. Usually, people opt for a theme that is continuously improved, with frequent updates, reliable support services, and popular in the industry. It’s just as you love Nike or Adidas shoes. It’s about branding and a strong online presence. So, these maintained themes have a team of web developers and web designers that already did whatever you could desire in terms of functionality and appearance. Buttons, shapes, icons, menus, footers, they already took care of it. You just have to mix things to be on your liking. However, if you look out for something different, you’ll have to keep an eye on popular design-related websites and keep up with the challenging world and latest trends.

Big Brands Use WordPress. Use them to Inspire You

WordPress powers millions of websites out there. Some of the big brands use WordPress. Besides the styled layouts, well-chosen colors and typography, the big brands’ websites are content-driven. A skillful writer is always backed by creative designers and professional web developers. For comprehensive content writing tips, you should check out the Seven Excellent Skills for WordPress Content Writing. Let’s take a look at the most popular and well-known brand websites, coming from various industries.

News

TechCrunch

Tech-Crunch

BBC America

BBC-America

 Music

Sony Music

Sony-Music

Animation Art and Games

Angry Birds

Angry-Birds

Playstation

Playstation-Blog

Cars

Groupe Renault

Groupe-Renault

Educational

Mozilla Blog

Mozilla-Blog

Design Resources to Inspire

Some of the most popular resources to analyze typography, logo, colors, and takeaway UX and UI tips deserve to be mentioned here. Of course, there are tons of information on the web, and you’ll find even more examples than these ones. However, we strongly recommend you to explore the best ones:

SiteInspire

On SiteInspire, you will find beautiful and interactive designs showcased in a huge gallery. You can easily browse through different styles, types, subjects, or platforms.

The Best Designs

The Best Designs has a minimal style, dominated by rectangular boxes with rounded corners. It immediately catches your eyes. You can navigate throughout the latest designs, designers, themes, collections, and more trends to find your inspiration.

Awwwards 

Awwwards is an iconic online platform for worldwide digital design professionals. Bloggers, agencies, creative designers, and others, can interact, connect, and find more inspiration in other outstanding designs.

CSS Nectar

On the CSS Nectar website, you’ll find some of the best, contemporary web designs to get inspired. You can filter to see only specific websites based on tags, categories, features, countries, or color tags.

Abduzeedo

From beautiful designs, branding, illustration, to well-done User Interface and User Experience articles, and interesting interviews with web design professionals, Abduzeedo is one of the best web design resources.

Behance

On Behance, you’ll find Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop, and more exciting and visually appealing web design projects. Furthermore, there are amazing photographs, crafts, game sound or motion architecture, examples so that you can get creative instantly.

Dribble

Dribble is a web community that gathers creative designers’ works, including for mobile devices, product design, typography, animation, or print. Also, it is a place to find yourself a web designer to help you craft the design you are dreaming about.

Conclusion

A website is influenced by so many design factors. A great content structure along well-chosen typography helps readers to easily scan and understand the page. These times, modern interfaces with modern visuals and fonts are the winners. Grid posts structure for news or magazine-related websites, infinite scrolling functionality, video boxes, full-width headers and footers, minimal or complex menus, colored and wide CTA buttons, or the content-heavy-look are just a few of the web design inspirations to look out for.

Author Bio:

Alina.G is a Content Marketing Strategist at tagDiv. After a long journey through fine arts, she combines her WordPress passion with native writing skills. Alina is a fun and caring team player, ready to deal with any challenge.

 

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  1. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all people you actually recognize what you’re talking about! Bookmarked.

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