In the last months we, the staff behind this blog, tried to offer to our readers a complete review of the work of a web designer. We established the moral profile of a web designer and we also introduced an algorithm of creation. We can’t say that it is the perfect solution, but it’s a framework that worked for us and many other people. Here is the latest episode from this session and it’s designated to the ones that want to get a solid and professional feedback from the community.
As you probably guessed, it’s about website galleries- the places where specialists or design lovers provide valuable feedback. Therefore, if you are a constant reader of OmahPSD, you already know how to create a website. In this final post, we collected The Best 15 Website Galleries to expose your website. Each one has its particularities, but all of them have in common a single feature: the high quality of the works uploaded. It means that you should recheck if your fresh website is satisfying the standards. Below are the website galleries and short ideas about each one. Enjoy the post and please share it with your friends!
CSS Design Awards is a huge name in the world of web design; it’s visited by more than 1,000,000 visitors per month and every website is graded by real experts in crafting impressive websites. The single downside is the entry fee per website exposed- 14$. Anyway, the feedback and the exposure received fully deserve the money!
Awwwards is one of the most famous website gallery and lots of designers are trying to have a creation exposed here. The monthly traffic is approximate 2,000,000, people which is an impressive audience. The Awwards team organizes many competitions as Site of the day or Site of the month and, in this way, the competition and the creativity of the designers is stimulated.
#3. Site Inspire
Site Inspire is another exclusivist website gallery. In order to be able to exhibit your websites here, it’s mandatory to create an account (no paid membership). The competition is very harsh and the team behind this gallery doesn’t accept over decorated websites. Poetically saying, Site Inspire is a tribute to simplicity and gentility.
#4. Unmatched Style
Unmatched style isn’t only a gallery, but also you may read interesting articles or listen to cool podcasts here. The websites exposed are from various fields and have different styles, but they have in common a single feature: the high quality. The price to have a site exposed is 20$, but as in the above examples, this investment is profitable!
#5. Admire The Web
A simple “Like” or “tweet” is the price for submitting your website here. Even if the submission is almost free, it doesn’t mean that the quality of the websites exposed is lower than in the previous cases. You may give it a look to have a better idea!
#6. The Best Designs
The Best Designs is another highly visited website gallery and I strongly recommend uploading your works here as long as there is no restriction of style and everything is free.
Some people are bored with extremely agglomerated websites and prefer the naturalness of white spaces. If you are part of them, then Siiimple is for you. It’s a gallery where only minimalistic or very simple websites are exposed. Of course, you may visit the gallery just for inspiration or submit your new website.
It’s a gallery that lets the full focus on the websites exposed and nothing more. It’s free to submit a website, but it must satisfy the minimal requirements of the Cssdsgn team.
This gallery is very similar to the previous one: there is nothing to distract the viewers from objectively judging the websites exposed. A very simple and cool design in order to showcase other cool layouts! Definitely, an address that must be bookmarked by any designer!
CSSMania is a very famous name, perhaps because it’s one of the “oldest” galleries. One of the most important features of it is constituted by the efficient methods of filtering websites. Another plus is the high number of visitors ready to admire your amazing works.
#11. Design Bombs
Every web designer has moments when he lacks creativity. An extremely efficient way to combat these situations is to admire other impressive websites. Design bombs is one of the best website galleries and I often visit it to refuel my inspiration level.
#12. Design Fridge
Design Fridge is a very good resource for a designer. You can find articles and showcases of cool websites and of course, an impressive gallery. The single downside of this gallery is the usability- it will take you some minutes to find the button to submit a website. If you still don’t find it, check the right part of the header.
If you ever imaged the heaven of a designer, then this gallery must be from this place. You may find here everything you need for inspiration: websites but also creative photos, illustrations, logos, fonts. Definitely, an address to bookmark!
#14. CSS Drive
Honestly, I think that the design of CSS Drive is way outdated and responsiveness is something totally strange for the team behind it. In spite of that, I consider it a valuable gallery for any web designer. Another plus of CSS Drive is the filtering menu- the user have almost unlimited categories to select from.
#15. Best Web Gallery
It is another gallery that must be bookmarked by a web designer. It’s about the same recipe: many cool websites, interesting deals and professional feedback.
I hope that these website galleries will motivate you in order to create the best online presences. Also, it will be great to have your opinion about the above galleries and of course, we ask you to suggest us other galleries.