22 Websites that are Beautiful and Useful

By / Aug 6, 2012 / Inspiration
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Here at WDL, we like to keep you inspired by showing you beautifully designed websites every week with our web design inspirational lists. Today we decided to go a different route, and instead of picking a single “theme” of examples, we gathered examples of websites that are inspiring and useful for web designers. We gathered different tools and skill sharing websites to show you so you can be inspired and also discover a nice tool/service. From free lessons to learn how to code to monthly memberships to help you to learn more about design, in this post you will find here 22 examples of inspiring and useful websites. Make sure to visit all of them, enjoy!

responsify

Responsify is a browser based tool, which allows you to create your own responsive template.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

iconmonstr

Free simple icons for your next project.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Lore

Instructors, extend your classroom online with discussions, gradebook, and more.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Codeacademy

Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It’s interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Skillshare

Learn anything from anyone, anywhere.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Pokki

Free apps from your favorite sites, games, and more.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Work & Turn

We cultivate creativity through our workshops & lectures on design, type, visual arts & more. Join the list below to get exclusive session discounts & handy creative info, as well as to be in the know about events in your area.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Symbolset

Symbolsets are semantic symbol fonts. They work in modern browsers and anywhere OpenType features are supported.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Mobile Statistics

We make those numbers come to life to tell their story; what people are buying, using, downloading, and how all that develops over time.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Foundation 3

The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

ProjectFlow

A simple way to visualize and organize your projects.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

QUOjs

QuoJS is a micro, modular, Object-Oriented and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, and Ajax interactions for rapid mobile web development.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Brackets

Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

unroll.me

Unroll.me is the free and easy way to end unwanted subscriptions and rollup the rest into an organized overview made just for you.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

CSS Piffle

Design web site or mobile app without writing any html.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Chartbeat

Our real-time data tools are built for your website’s front-line, get-your-hands-dirty, action-focused people. Chartbeat is for doers.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

picto pro

professionally crafted vector icons coming soon!

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Countly

Monitor and analyze your mobile game behavior in real time.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Websites Like

Websites Like helps you find similar, related or alternative websites. We use our proprietary technology to give you the most accurate results every time.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

We Make

Born from the idea of creating a platform that fosters art and design within our community through hands-on experiences, workshops and design in action initiatives.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Startups, this is how design works

This handy guide will help you understand design and provide resources to help you find awesome design talent.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

Treehouse

Treehouse is the best way to learn how to design and develop for the web and iOS.

22 Inspiring and Useful Websites

About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

33 Comments

  1. webtech eleven
    August 6, 2012

    Thanks a lot Gisele Muller,

    really awesome collection, with the great and helpful online tools.

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  2. aledesign.it – Creative Graphic
    August 6, 2012

    Wonderful selections! Thanks for sharing. So useful some link like app and guide for build a good design! Thanks for sharing, I appreciate so much this post!

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  3. Bärlina
    August 6, 2012

    Thank you for this list. I didn’t know Symbolset which has a great collection, even for social icons font, but Foundations is really a must-have!

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  4. Kevin
    August 6, 2012

    Codecademy is an excellent website. Deff recommend. Great list Gisele :)

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  5. Larry
    August 6, 2012

    Awesome collection some useful tools!! Thanks!

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  6. Michael Meininger
    August 6, 2012

    Loving these clean and UX friendly examples.

    Thanks for the post!

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  7. Christina Cruz
    August 6, 2012

    I love these sites both for their website design and how helpful they are.

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  8. Bodhum
    August 6, 2012

    Yes these are so great looking! What a cute webpage design showcase for inspiration.

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  9. leo
    August 7, 2012

    Not sure if it’s worth paying for symbol set when fontawesome is free to use…

    http://fortawesome.github.com/Font-Awesome/

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    • Eric
      May 16, 2013

      I agree Leo, fontawesome are… awesome =)

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  10. Nag
    August 7, 2012

    Very nice list of websites. Great source of inspiration. Thanks of sharing..

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  11. Chris Devlin
    August 7, 2012

    Useful stuffs for the web designers like me, especially resource like “Codeacademy”, “Skillshare” and “Startups, this is how design works”. Thanks for the useful resources.

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  12. Little Blue Dot
    August 7, 2012

    Very useful! Thank’s!

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  13. Rupert Quaderer
    August 7, 2012

    What a nice article! Very interesting!

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  14. Web Designer
    August 7, 2012

    A good collection of different template and a good work of designing the website.

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  15. Dan
    August 7, 2012

    Great collection! Lovely inspiration for some projects I’m working on. Thanks!

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  16. Shashank Kumar
    August 7, 2012

    So cool..
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Chwis
    August 7, 2012

    Great collection. Inspiring. Love the direction web design is heading!

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  18. Nashville Graphic Designer
    August 8, 2012

    Webdesignledger is pioneer in sharing great collection of web design templates always.

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  19. Kawaljeet Singh
    August 16, 2012

    Awesome collection. The way the websites were designed is really appreciable. I have been searching for some websites which can give me a best outlook for my pending web pages design and this post has provided me with the solution. Really thanks a lot for this post.

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  20. e11world
    August 16, 2012

    Great collection you got here Gisele!

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  21. Christina Cruz
    August 27, 2012

    You are right. These websites designs are inspiring and useful. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Ankoku Flare
    August 31, 2012

    Lovely selection!
    I’ll certainly end up checking a good portion of th list. xD

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  23. Monica
    September 3, 2012

    Thanks Gisele. Really helpful collection to web designers as it contain tools, website and valuable knowledgeable resources helpful to web designers.

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  24. Suffolk Media designer
    October 22, 2012

    Whoa, what a collection. I think I need a day (or two) off to catch up!Web design without HTML? Yes please!!!

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  25. Gunnar Andreassen
    December 29, 2012

    Thanks, great list!

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  26. Sumit
    January 3, 2013

    Superb collection! Thanks

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  27. Jacob Keating
    April 28, 2013

    Cool, awesome sites. Thanks for sharing, Gisele.

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  28. Howard Steele
    July 24, 2013

    Treehouse rules!

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  29. Yashodhan
    October 2, 2013

    Wonderfull collection.. If anyone is going to ask for votes, My vote is in favor of Skillshare..!!

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  30. irfan ahmad
    October 9, 2013

    Many thanks Gisele Muller, You’ve listed some amazing sites here. Thanks again for these useful websites and great review of them. My favorite sites are : Countly and picto pro.

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  31. Jenny
    March 31, 2014

    They’re all very nice. Smooth layouts and looks. Wish I was so talented :P

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  32. Paul Scoropan
    May 9, 2014

    Nice list. My favorite is picto pro. Save my life(job) sometimes :)

    Reply

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