30+ Inspirational Examples of Eye Catching Website Design

30+ Inspirational Examples of Eye Catching Website Design

The web design world seems to be changing rapidly as designers push the boundaries on what can be done on the web. There are a lot of inspirational website lists out there so I wanted this one to be different.

This collection has a broad range of designs that cover many industries. From a web design resources to a shoe company site, this list contains a little bit of everything. The saying – “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” applies to web designs too. Take a look and see if any of the designs catch your eye immediately.

Inspirational Examples of Eye Catching Website Design

Inspirational Examples of Eye Catching Website Design

Best Psd Freebies
This website is very clean, neat, and has an amazing front page featured slider. A well laid out site that makes great use of white space.

Best Psd Freebies

37signals
A very nice and simple site again that does something that most sites don’t do. They center everything. It really works for this website.

37signals

Landor
I really like the mosaic feel of this website which really draws your eye in to each article. The color accents also add to the overall theme.

Landor

Oliver Russell
I like the color scheme used in this website. It really appears welcoming and they made great use of white space. Very neat and organized.

Oliver Russell

Pulp Fingers
I like the subtle noise texture in the background and I like the bold color scheme.

Pulp Fingers

Resume Baking
I like websites with big headers that draw the user in and this site does exactly that. Great blue color scheme and nice red accent color.

Resume Baking

Mail Bakery
Great example of an illustrative header and a good call to action example. It really draws the eye in and makes you want to see more of the website.

Mail Bakery

No Leath
I really like gray scale themes and this site is a great example of a job well done. They make good use of typography and big graphics to display their product.

No Leath

TokioLab!
Typography can be really powerful and TokioLab! really nailed it. The site is super simple, but it’s so neat and organized. Love it.

TokioLab!

Glamour.biz
Great color scheme, and good use of a mascot throughout their whole website. Great attention to detail.

Glamour.biz

Lake Nona
In my opinion, one of the best websites out there. The best slider I have seen, and an amazing layout. I had to look through the whole website just to see the design. Love it.

Lake Nona

Fashion Photography
Another great example of a gray scale scheme. Everything is organized into sections and they use graphics properly throughout the website.

Fashion Photography

Pandr
The header got me sold on this website instantly. Its’ amazing how a great header can take a website to the next level. Great green color scheme and love the rocket ship.

Pandr

Shout
Great example of a one page website. Smooth transitions and uses great illustrative backgrounds to keep the user engaged.

Shout

Inflicted
I really like the full width slider used on the home page. It’s another great example of how a slider can take a website to the next level.

Inflicted

Toasted Digital
I really like how the page loads up each section with jQuery transitions. Really neat and awesome illustrative header. It won a site of the day award as well.

Toasted Digital

Premium Pixels
One of the best examples on the web of a perfect minimalistic theme. The content makes up the website. Everything is placed perfectly and white space is used effectively.

Premium Pixels

Tea Round
This is one of the best examples of iPhone app launch pages. Great design scheme and nice illustrations used.

Tea Round

Yoke
This site uses subtle textures effectively and has a great header with great use of typography. Very nicely laid out website.

Yoke

Matt Hamm
The thing I like about this website is that graphics drive it and not lots of information. Really minimalistic style website that makes great use of white space.

Matt Hamm

Mateusz Pasternak
I have always wanted to create a website like this. Great background image and nice dark scheme.

Mateusz Pasternak

Narfstuff
This is one of the few websites that pulled off a nice background that helped outline the page. It really adds to the website. Great stuff!

Narfstuff

Face. Works.
This website is helping create the trend of minimalistic web designs. A minimalistic scheme that uses the content to drive the design.

Face. Works.

Treehouse
I really like this website because it uses graphic illustrations to drive the message and has a great color scheme to bring an attractive styled website.

Treehouse

YasTech
Amazing front-page slider and awesome use of a textured background. Every page is properly laid out and great blue accent color used throughout the website.

YasTech

Robby Leonardi
This site has both vertical and horizontal parallax scrolling, it is a highly imaginative and well laid out example of website design.

Robby Leonardi

Blizz Blog
This blog design displays a beautiful mix of a retro color scheme on a modern design, with a little grunge thrown in for good measure!

Blizz Blog

Haus
Another superb slider with a zoom effect each time the image changes really catches the eye on this beautifully designed site.

Haus

Fancy Rhino
This award-winning site uses horizontal scrolling and each screen has it’s own style – quite a different approach from the norm.

Fancy Rhino

Kevin Anderson
This portfolio site is so simplistic that it is brilliant. A very short slideshow of some of Kevin’s work helps to make the site a pleasure to visit.

Kevin Anderson

Vancouver Aquarium
The whole background of this site is a three-image slideshow and the background of the content section is semi-transparent. It’s a very well designed site.

Vancouver Aquarium

Conclusion

Well I hope you enjoyed this list. I would love to know what you thought about these designs and if any of them stood out or have inspired you, so make sure to leave your comments below.

Michael is a professional graphic designer and loves all things Apple. He has just started up his own design blog where he offers some of the best PSD freebies around the web.

Comments

    • Time,
    • June 9, 2012
    / Reply

    Great blog! Thank you! Inspiring!

  1. / Reply

    Really enjoyed the collection !!
    As you’d better said “Lake Nona” is one the best websites I have ever seen.
    Thanks for this collection :-)

    • Saya,
    • June 12, 2012
    / Reply

    I like Narfstuff and in Tea Round looks like i can feel the steam.
    thanks

  2. / Reply

    I really like the first one! The top view looking down on the designer’s desk is always a cool header!

  3. / Reply

    Not only eye-catching but inspirational too! A well designed website acts as a magnet to attract visitors and make them feel at ease. I really loved the the last design for Vancouver Aquarium, simple and elegant at the same time :)

  4. / Reply

    I like Mateusz Pasternak which looks very creative and the dark shade of colors used to make it more look appealing. And also Blizz Blog that has a modern look of retro color combination. Both of them catches my attention the most. Inspiring blog of yours, thanks for a nice blog.

    • uck,
    • June 13, 2012
    / Reply

    Eye catching and creative too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Allison,
    • June 15, 2012
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    Very cool websites! Thanks for posting those! I ran across this one the other day and loved the parralaxing cloud effect, its here: http://www.ridetorio.com

  5. Wow love these inspirational ideas, they’re fantastic, thanks for putting them together and sharing.

  6. / Reply

    Great post, it inspire me to re-design my site. Thanks Michael.

  7. / Reply

    Michael thank you for the great showcase of great sties. PSD Freebies is my fav.

  8. / Reply

    Lovely looking websites, but most are not very end-user friendly.
    Great for amateur blogs though.

    • Niloufar,
    • December 10, 2012
    / Reply

    great design and . thanks

    • Ketty,
    • January 10, 2013
    / Reply

    Extremely revealing appreciate it.

  9. / Reply

    This is a very nice website designs template and pics..Nice Designs collections, Thanks

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