In need of some direction for your next web design project? Check out these eye-catching websites to spur some ideas for your next design project in 2023
Best websites for design inspiration in 2023
Here's a roundup of some of the best designed Webflow websites.
1. SVZ Design
SVZ Design seamlessly aligns its agency’s process and brand through simplistically animated motifs, transitions, and visuals. This pleases the user’s eye and exhibits the brand’s design expertise.
SVZ Design’s process page alone visually asserts their skill in both UX and product design. It beautifully demonstrates and validates their claim of carefully crafting meaningful experiences.
If you’re a web design agency or freelancer in need of inspiration or direction for your own website, look no further.
2. Wayside studio
A 2022 Webflow Awards finalist in the Cloneable — Visual Aesthetics category, Wayside Studio by Curry Hackett is a monochromatic dream.
A green background dominates this website design, but it’s far from visually dull. Mixed font pairings, fun scroll-based navigation, and high-quality photography make this site a delight to explore.
Surprise hover interactions and engaging copy really shine in this design. If you love it, clone it and add your own flair.
3. VOUS Church
The VOUS Church website clearly communicates the church’s mission and goals, and their website packs a punch. It almost feels like a social media platform for its audience.
With subtle choices in layout, content, and copy, as well as a hearty media and blog page, VOUS Church’s website aligns brilliantly with its messaging and core identity, a modern community centered around Jesus and the people.
Ready embraces the “less is more” philosophy by consolidating all of the essential elements of its product on a single landing page with a clear call to action — “get ready.” This simplified web design aids in conversion and makes it easy for potential customers to find the information they need to know about Ready.
Through their smart use of a homepage with minimal copy, memorable imagery, a pleasant color scheme, and playful highlighting of essential information, Ready achieves what many competitors drop the ball on — marketable usability.
5. April Ford
April Ford is a duo including April and Brendan Ford that specializes in digital advertising, SEO, social media, branding, and web design. Their website — which was a 2022 Webflow Awards technical achievement finalist — is a professional and engaging display of their skills.
April Ford uses a minimalist black and white color scheme accented by large, high-quality images of their previous work. While the photos take up a lot of site real estate, they also create a visual effect that makes you feel like you are exploring the April Ford offices.
6. Chiara Luzzana
Art director and developer Niccolò Miranda brought artistry and creativity to Chiara Luzzana’s eloquent web design. Chiara Luzzana’s website is a high-quality, interactive user experience that lyrically intertwines the sonar and visual mediums.
This is a sublime rejection of normative web design principles. Typography and font are used as the core design elements to make up the layout and space, and vertical scrolling is swapped out for horizontal scrolling. Charming auditory additions subtly further the brand’s messaging, and fluid animations enhance the soundscape. This is one of the coolest designs we’ve seen and it’s something no template could achieve.
7. Pierre-Louis Labonne
Creative freelancer Pierre-Louis Labonne pulls you into his website right away with a big button encouraging you to click.
Pierre-Louis’s site demonstrates several different web design trends for 2023 — a loading screen, nostalgia-inspired design, a customizable viewing experience, and plenty of “just for fun” interactions.
Once you enter the site, you can customize the cartoon character’s face and click through different locked areas of the screen to see Pierre-Louis’s work. As you explore, you’ll discover playful interactions, clever animations, and links to Pierre-Louis’s Twitter, Linkedin, and Webflow profiles. This 2022 Webflow Awards Technical Achievement finalist is one of the best websites out there showcasing clever interactions and graphic design.
When you land on the Superlist website, you’re greeted with a slider that lets you switch not just between color schemes but also use-cases. On the black screen, you’ll see the CTA “get things done with your team” followed by a carousel of to-do lists for projects like press releases and recruiting. The red screen swaps the word “team” for “squad” and displays to-do lists for activities like soccer club and a home renovation project.
The simple but clever slider does a great job of showing off a product that could be useful for a range of audiences — a small business launching an ecommerce site, a podcast company organizing episode topics and guests, or a family organizing their kids’ calendars.
9. Michael Kors Collection
The design team behind the Michael Kors Collection website captures the zeitgeist of springtime in New York City in a spellbinding way.
The website invites visitors into the mind of famed designer Michael Kors, drawing inspiration from director Haley Elizabeth Anderson’s portrait of him. The layout and sensual UI truly exemplify and embody his timeless Spring and Summer 2022 Collection. In Michael Kors’ own words, we are given "nature and rebirth through an urban lens."
Let this serve as inspiration for your next blogger or high fashion client’s new website design.
Looking for an example of ingenious storytelling through web design? YaYa is the example.
YaYa has made the complex subject of the digital transformation of mobile app and web development into something oh so pleasurable.
This is a prime example of how a powerful UI can help define a brand’s identity. The distinct style of peachy colors and candied visuals juxtaposed with informative copy is memorable. The web design builds credibility and turns leads into new clientele.
The copy and typography are the stars of Slite’s web design. Slite’s header claims to " bring clarity to your team," and their site’s crisp design and concise copy backs up that claim.
The intentional web design clearly demonstrates the clarity that customers can gain by using Slite.
12. The Goonies
What do you get when you have a stellar design team, a high-quality web builder platform, a Hollywood budget, and the nostalgia of the 1980s? Why, this gem of a digital time capsule created by the team behind The Goonies, of course.
Simply by the flick of a finger, you are transported into the immersive world and production behind this beloved classic movie. The power of the scroll is evident here — when done appropriately, it functions as the driving force behind a successful web design.
Using the scroll to move the story along with the user’s gestures is genius and expertly executed. It invokes the spirit of the 1980s. Sweet innocence and hot afternoons spent in a movie theater during the summer of 1985. What time to be alive!
Do yourself a favor and check out this Awwwards site of the day winner, especially if you’re reading on a mobile device. And if you’re a child of the 80s, you’re welcome.
We’re serving you up something hot and sweet with this next web design.
Brought to you by Will Robinson, the incredibly talented Toronto-based Webflow web designer, DONÜTS is a bold, pop art-inspired beauty. This single-page cloneable is cheeky and wonderfully gaudy, with a vivacious play on layout, transitions, typography, and visuals. Robinson uses the simplistic power of the scroll to take visitors along an illuminatingly informative journey through the website. DONÜTS holds up to its namesake, a true visual treat!
If you or your team is experiencing designer’s block with a client’s unique desires for their brand and a niche market, consider this web design as a sweet solution.
14. Digital China University
The design team behind Xtudio’s Digital China University uses Webflow to take web design to the next level.
The aesthetic, UX, UI, and market value of this website is exceptional. Xtudio manages to transform graphic design from a brochure illustration into an engaging web design.
The design team behind Digital China University’s website shows web designers that any design is possible with the proper CMS and web builder — no need for code.
Oh, and yes, this is a cloneable in Webflow!
15. Monograph Communications
We are topping off our design inspiration list with another cloneable Webflow design by the Vancouver-based designer Gary Colwell.
Colwell wonderfully captures the tonality and identity of the communications solutions brand Monograph Communications.
Colwell describes the design better than we can: "[It] features a contrast typography design with the sans-serif (Roboto) representing the corporate professional side of the business, and the serif (Zangezi designed by Daria Petrova) representing an appreciation for the history of the written word."
Centering the site’s design around both type font and typography is a demonstration of his ingenuity, and it shows how situational and brand awareness can make a brand stand out by seemingly simple design. The Monograph Communications web design proves that intentionality is what makes good design.
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