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I like to think I come up with original concepts as and when I can but I do find it really gives me a kick start when I can see examples of what other people have been doing to inspire my own design process. I thought it might be good to post a question providing links to some of the best design pattern/inspiration web sites I have come across in the past.

Here are some that I use quite frequently, probably in order of most used:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

http://patterntap.com/

http://patternry.com/?page=1

http://konigi.com/

http://www.designfridge.co.uk/

Does anyone have any others to add to this list?

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Anders Toxboe has put together a pretty good site for UI-Patterns - http://ui-patterns.com/.

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I have a collection of this kind of patterns/inspiration sites at http://profs.info.uaic.ro/~evalica/patterns/ Hope to be useful

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Thanks, never come across this before....this is really handy, lots to get through here. –  Cliftwalker Apr 15 '11 at 8:41

UX Pond provides a search facility that looks at all these UI pattern sites at once.

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This is cool, I've used the logo version of this hadn't seen this one before though. –  Cliftwalker Apr 15 '11 at 8:40

James Melzer also put together a bundle of links:
http://jamesmelzer.com/interaction-design/patterns-resources

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Interesting, this is pretty similar to what I've been tasked with...makes for an interesting read! Thanks –  Cliftwalker Apr 15 '11 at 8:43
    
Link now shows just a 500 Internal Server Error. –  Marco Demaio Dec 29 '12 at 12:46

Here's a great collection of pattern resources by smashing magazin:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/15/40-helpful-resources-on-user-interface-design-patterns/

And one by Yahoo:

http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/

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These are great, thanks Roland. –  Cliftwalker Apr 14 '11 at 13:48
    
THX :) an upvote and that's all :) –  Roland Pokornyik Apr 15 '11 at 6:57

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