Practical Ecommerce

11 Sites for Ecommerce Design Inspiration

An online merchant must be part designer — crafting and implementing all the aesthetic elements of a store. Fortunately, struggling creatives can access a variety of online resources to find some essential design inspiration.

Here is a list of sites for design inspiration. There are portfolio sites, daily spotlights on website design, typography and logo sites, design tools, and web magazines on design and designers.

Dribble

Dribble website

Dribble.

Dribble is a site to share, promote, discover, and explore design. It’s an ideal source for design inspiration. Web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types share images of their work, process, and current projects.

Behance

Behance website

Behance.

Behance is another popular platform to showcase and discover creative work. Works are organized in a variety of categories, including branding, web design, UI/UX, graphic design, pattern design, and typography. Find inspiration by following projects, works in progress, people or teams. Launched in 2006, Behance is a unit of Adobe.

Design Licks

Design Licks website

Design Licks.

Design Licks is a site that showcases daily creative and inspirational website designs. Its team of designers spotlights websites in ecommerce, design, conceptual and more. Started in 2006, Design Licks has featured over 2,800 websites.

By People

By People website

By People.

By People is a content network of useful resources selected by its curators, created for designers and developers, and updated by a community of users. Find practical tools to inspire your website design. By People gathers graphic design freebies, code snippets and useful resources, organizing them into lists that can be downloaded from the site directly.

I Love Typography

I Love Typography website

I Love Typography.

I Love Typography is a site that celebrates typography, type design and lettering, and makes the study of typography accessible and inspirational to all. Launched in 2007, I Love Typography is by John Boardley, publisher of Codex, the journal of typography.

Kuler

Adobe Kuler website

Kuler.

Kuler is an online application that helps you find colors that work beautifully together. It provides tools based on principles of color theory to allow you to create color combinations for your projects. Get inspired by creating color themes and exploring themes created by other users. The free Kuler iPhone app lets you capture color themes anywhere.

Logo Design Love

Logo Design Love website

Logo Design Love.

Logo Design Love is a website (and book) devoted to the design of logos and brand identities. Find inspiration in the logos of the world’s best brands. Launched as a small side project in 2008, the site is updated regularly with news, designs, opinions, and resources.

Freepik

Freepik website

Freepik.

Freepik is a search engine that helps graphic and web designers to locate photos, vectors, icons, illustrations, and Photoshop files for their creative projects. It gathers graphic resources across the web, as well as work by its own designers, ranking results according to quality and relevance criteria. It offers 1.4 million free graphic files for inspiration and download.

The Best Designs

The Best Designs website

The Best Designs.

The Best Designs features websites with great design, from websites submitted by owners and designers. The site receives more than one million page views each month. There is also a themes gallery to feature some of the best WordPress themes available. Browse the galleries, designers, articles, or design books.

The Great Disconnect

The Great Discontent website

The Great Discontent.

The Great Disconnect is a magazine featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk. Find inspiration from the incites of design mavericks. Co-founded by Ryan and Tina Essmaker, The Great Disconnect launched online in August 2011 and has grown to include a print counterpart, a short film series, and other content-related projects and collaborations.

A List Apart

A List Apart website

A List Apart.

A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices. It began as a mailing list in 1997 and launched its website in 1998. A List Apart is an essential resource to discover inspiration on web design.

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  1. Jitendra Padmashali October 7, 2014 Reply

    Fantastic collection for ecommerce design integration site and this discription about all this site is very easy to understand for every one.

  2. Carlos Rivera October 7, 2014 Reply

    Another awesome collection by Sig. I’m using this list TODAY!

    • Sig Ueland October 7, 2014 Reply

      Thanks Carlos!

  3. Steve January 8, 2016 Reply

    Technically, a CMS is a system that “manages” “content” – two terms that are equally difficult to define. They can translate into anything from a portal, a blog and a media asset management platform to a document management system. These days, however, when a web application development company speaks of a content management system, they are more specifically referring to a web Content Management System or a WCMS.

  4. Jason Bradshaw September 20, 2016 Reply

    Lots of good sites missing from the list, a few of them:

    http://www.awwwards.com/
    http://www.cssdrive.com
    http://www.menupatterns.com