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Best 8 Websites for Web Designers & Developers

Each month, HOW editors peruse hundreds of websites to find the best of the best in terms of design of websites and sites for designers. The results yield the Top 10 Websites for Designers. In reviewing these websites, the editors are looking for exceptional design as well as functionality.

Names for Change

Urban Ministries of Durham is selling naming rights to all the items that connect their clients to food, shelter and a future to help fight homelessness. The uniquely colored images and display of each item add to the compelling mission.



Village is the union of 10 type foundries who have decided to work together. The site features a great use of distinct, well-designed type and graphic elements.


Marcello Pisano

This portfolio site features playful illustrations to help carry you through the content and learn more about this graphic/web designer.



An app that lets you write and publish whatever you want to share with added style. The colors and large, playful images and video make this site very pleasant.


Fonts In Use

An independent archive of typography, this site is very helpful in seeing typefaces in use to get a feel for how they look and work together.


These Are Things

The site for this Columbus, Ohio-based illustration duo uses fun characters and playful graphic elements as you scroll through to learn more about them, their work and shop.


Welcome to the Future of Football

With bold type and moving imagery, this site promoting the University of Oregon’s football program is full of engaging interaction.



The NounProject’s aim is to create, share and celebrate the world’s visual language. Many icons are free (though attribution may be required) and the library is continually growing.


Alex Pierce

The interactive portfolio of this designer/art director. The site utilizes new HTML5 & CSS3 techniques/technologies as well playing with depth, layering, animation, & typography..


Knuckles Industries

The responsive website portfolio for Matt Muldoon, metal fabrication artist, this site leverages his vintage and handcrafted style to tell his story in words and visuals.



Originally posted 2014-09-11 19:05:36.

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