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:






Does anyone have any others to add to this list?

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


And one by Yahoo:



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

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

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


James Melzer also put together a bundle of links:

  • 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

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

  • 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

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