Let’s be honest, Design Snack isn’t the only great gallery site out there. There are a lot of them—like a whole lot.
While we certainly can’t showcase all of them, we’d like to give kudos to some of our top favorites. We picked these 6 galleries based on design aesthetic, quality of content and overall usability.
Best Web Gallery
Constantly updated and the dark design really makes the gallery pop. I love the UI elements on this one as well. The view switcher is a really nice touch.
It’s an Envato site, so of course the design is pristine. The interface is clean and very “white-spacey”. I absolutely love the huge custom font type.
We Love CSS
From what I can tell by the archives, this one has been around since June 2009. For being such a new site though, it has everything I like in a design showcase. And the layout is eerily similar to another site I know, so that helps too.
You have to admit, this one is just cool. The design concept alone is brilliant, but the fact that they follow through with some great content, you can’t get much better from an inspiration outlet.
This one screams usability. I love the gallery itself and the tabbed sidebar interface is super helpful. I’ll be the first to admit I am getting some inspiration from this one for future Design Snack updates.
The CSS Awards
I found this one recently while browsing around for inspiration (as I do almost every day) and just love the impact it has on first load. Sure there’s a lot of “noise” when you first lay your eyes on it, but it’s a neat way to derive inspiration. By casually glancing at all of the little thumbnails until something catches your eye.
What do you think?
What are some of your personal favorites (aside from Design Snack, of course) that you visit on a regular basis? I’d love to find some new ones to add to my daily inspiration list.