Whether you’re a designer, a photographer, a marketer or work with an online business, it doesn’t hurt to learn a thing or two from website design. Especially award winning designs. We’ll be looking at the top 18 website designs of 2017 as voted on by the Awwwards community.

Awwwards is a professional development and web design competition body. Their interests lie in promoting the best of innovative web design. Developers are free to submit their websites to compete, and each year there is a prize ceremony held at an Awwwards ceremony to award the best designs.

First, websites are submitted to be voted as ‘Site of the Day’, which is judged by the Awwwards community and an international jury of designers, developers, and agencies. As the year comes to an end, the best entries are added to the “The 365 Best Websites Around the World” book. The next phase is ‘Site of the Month’ which determines the contestants for ‘Site of the Year’, mentioned in our piece on 23 Beautiful Website Designs From Awwwards

Lets dive into the stand-out website designs this year.

1. KIKK Festival 2016

by Dogstudio from Belgium

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2. Because Recollection

by 84.Paris from France

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3. In Pieces

by Bryan James from Netherlands

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4. Falter Inferno

by WILD from Austria

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5. Protest Sportswear

by Build in Amsterdam from Netherlands

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6. Weber – BBQ Cultures

by UncleGrey from Denmark

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7. Paper Planes

by Active Theory from U.S.A.

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8. Beagle – Better proposals

by Spring/Summer from Denmark

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9. Cavalier: Conqueror of Excellence

by Your Majesty from U.S.A.

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10. PHARRELL WILLIAMS – 24 HOURS OF HAPPY

by Anonymous from France

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11. AQuest

by AQuest. from Italy

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12. Nixon eCommerce Platform

by BASIC from U.S.A.

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13. Dragone

by Dogstudio from Belgium

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14. Blacknegative

by Sylvain Tran from France

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15. A Journey Through Middle-earth

by North Kingdom from Sweden

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16. Into the Arctic – Greenpeace

by Hello Monday from Denmark

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17. Made in a Free World: Slavery Footprint

by UNIT9 from United Kingdom

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18. 360° Langstrasse Zürich

by Hinderling Volkart AG from Switzerland

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For more website inpiration, check out our piece on 23 Beautiful Website Designs From Awwwards.

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