Most of my designer friends already know to showcase their work on Behance and Dribbble. That’s good, but does it really drive any extra freelance work? I’m not convinced. Some of you may be smarter than my friends and submit your designs to Carbonmade and Coroflot. But what you certainly don’t do (and there’s a huge missed opportunity in that) is submit your designs to website awards and web design galleries.
So I went through a huge 200-something list of galleries and website awards, and only left **the very best **resources that you can submit to today.
Admire The Web is a daily web design inspiration from around the web that is known for showcasing minimal, clean and responsive websites.
Awwwards – the numero uno in website awards. They “recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world”. If you’re only going to check out one website from this list, this is the one you should be clicking.
Featuring the very best design on the web, Best Web Gallery is curated by Chad Mueller, who’s been doing a great job in mixing the best from ecommerce and startup worlds.
Thinking of building a website using Bootstrap, but lack inspiration? This gallery brought to you by Simon Hamp exclusively showcases sites and apps built with Bootstrap.
Cart Frenzy is a collection of forward-thinking eCommerce websites. Find inspiration for your eCommerce web designs here.
Colorgorize lets you filter the websites based on the color scheme used. Quite handy if you’re looking for creative solutions based on the color choice.
CSS Based is a project providing web designers a gallery of well designed CSS-based websites from all around the world. With as much as 7 years in business, you can be sure that theses guys have a good eye for well-designed websites.
CSS Design Awards honors the best website designs from solo web designers, studios and agencies. What began as another inspirational showcase is now the most followed web design award on Facebook with 170k+ fans.
All seriously well designed websites end up on CSSDSGN one way or another. This gallery has a special focus on minimalist design, highlighting the solutions that use as little words as possible.
CSS Garden is a web design gallery showcasing original website design in more than 25 different categories since 2009.
CSSline is a showcase gallery of excellent CSS sites from all over the world. It also has a cool infinite scroll feature that many of other galleries so much lack.
CSS Winner is a website design awards gallery for web designers and developers around the world to showcase their best websites. Only the best websites are accepted, so make sure you submit your very best work.
Design Licks showcases and promotes only one website per day. This way you can be sure that the most creative and inspirational websites around the world will be featured there.
DossierDesign is a French website design gallery that showcases designs both from french and international designers. May be interesting to see things in a different light and learn what’s hot in France right now.
Dzinemart doesn’t collect websites, it collects creativity. It also claims to be the most updated CSS design showcase for web designer’s reference. Should you trust their claims? I don’t know. One more reason to check them out perhaps.
The Webby Awards honors the best of the web in five different categories with websites being the most important one. The entry is not free, so maybe don’t submit your website if it’s a small side project.
Beautiful and inspiring uses of Bootstrap, curated by Mark Otto, creator of Bootstrap. What else do you need to know? Go check it out right now.
Flat Trendz is a blog and gallery of some of the finest websites designed using the flat style. Curated by Harish Chouhan.
FolioFocus is a gallery of well-designed portfolio sites. If you’re looking for inspiration for your portfolio re-design, this is the place to start.
Despite its name, French Design Index promotes talent of designers all over the world , showcasing one carefully chosen “site du jour” or “site of the day”.
From up North showcases everything from logos and typography to creative advertising and motion graphics. A good way to promote all of your designs, not only finished websites.
David Hellmann doesn’t make it easy for any website to appear in his Best Website Gallery. But if you do manage to convince him to be included, you’ll find yourself and your website in a great company.
Awesome mobile website designs find home at Mobile Awesomeness. Fancy ratings system too. I think this gallery is 90% awesome.
A fee of US$ 9 will get you featured on Moluv, where the freshest web designs come from the creators of the world’s best-looking web sites.
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One Page you seek? One Page you shall find. One Page Love is a gallery of 5200+ one page websites that will surely cover whatever one page fantasy you might have.
One pagers are the bread and butter of One Page Mania. This gallery of one page websites reviews and showcases only the best one page website designs from around the web.
Reeoo provides web design inspiration and website gallery for web designers. Beautiful modern websites with ghost buttons all around.
Siiimple collects the best minimalist websites on the interwebs. Think your website is worthy of being showcased with these beauties? Submit it.
The Best Designs is a curated gallery of the best web designs and their creators, featured for design excellence.
The Design Inspiration has a large website showcase section that you should try to get into with your best website designs.
Favourite website awards. TheFWA recognises the very best in cutting edge website design.
Unmatched Style is CSS design gallery that stands out by providing constructive design criticism.
The W³ Awards honors professionals behind websites, online marketing programs, mobile sites and web videos, that are able to demonstrate creative excellence on the web.
Web design inspiration is a daily updated web design gallery with ideas and inspirations for web designers from all around the web.
We Love WP is the wordpress theme design showcase and inspiration gallery with more than 4,364 themes.