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Web design inspiration: Ecommerce and non-profits

Ryan Boudreaux collected his picks for some of the best website designs for both ecommerce and non-profit sites.

Covering both sides of the spectrum -- commercial and non-profit organizations, I collected my picks for examples of inspiring web designs for each. Follow the gallery links provided below to see my choices and feel free to add some of your own.

Commercial

This gallery of inspiring ecommerce websites highlights examples of attractive and well thought out designs that go beyond the typical clutter and advertisement-strewn online stores that seem to find their way into many search engine results. Striking the right balance between great web designs and selling products online is a challenge, and the sites selected in this gallery exhibit an equalized approach. Below is a screenshot from Rapha, which makes athletic apparel.

Non-profit web designs

There was a time when most non-profit or charity organizations could hardly stand up a website, let alone get the attention of a worldwide online audience. Today, things have changed dramatically as many of the largely volunteer organizations maintain websites that surpass expectations, and even rival many expensive for profit companies in their web presence, especially considering the tight finances that many of them have to pitch into their design departments.

This gallery of thirty non-profit and charitable website designs showcases their up-to-date content, creativity, passion, innovation, and inspiration that make them stand out among competitors. Below is a screenshot from the World Wildlife Fund.

About

Ryan has performed in a broad range of technology support roles for electric-generation utilities, including nuclear power plants, and for the telecommunications industry. He has worked in web development for the restaurant industry and the Federal g...

5 comments
anoopd
anoopd

Hi Have a look at sukritham.org a girls home for the welfare of abandoned girl children. Did that last year updated many times and still have some more pending work to do

johnsonmaida
johnsonmaida

What is the main theme of your non-profit? Your main area of work?

jasmine2501
jasmine2501

Looking at the gallery of designs is not helping me decide what to do with my own site. We need captions or something to tell us WHY the sites were selected as good examples and what features we can use on our own sites. I can't use a picture of a tiger because my non-profit has nothing to do with that - so tell me what is so great about the WWF site? Please give us a follow-up with some technical explanations of what you liked about each site. Thanks!

vrcomrie
vrcomrie

http://www.magnoliarecovery.org I did this as a volunteer job over a period several years ago, but I intend to update it sometime this summer in HTML5 and CSS3. Like? Dislike? Thx Vegasvikk

JameWatson
JameWatson

thanks very nice blog & pretty design.Web Site Developers