Introducing the Drawar Gallery
10 years ago I created a site called the CSS Vault. It was a website gallery showcasing all the best CSS designs. It was a joy to work on. Since its creation a billion other CSS galleries started up and they all basically did the exact same thing.
It seems now though that most of them have died away. Designers like to go to other places to get their inspiration like Behance or Dribbble, but I still find a need for these galleries when doing research. The problem is, none of the galleries solve the problems that I need solved.
- If I’m looking for beautiful About pages then I want to be able to find beautiful About pages.
- Too often I might find a site I think will look cool so I click over to it only to find out that it has changed designs or no longer exists. It would be awesome if there were full page screenshots so these designs could be kept for posterity.
- As designers we work hard on making all pages of a site look good, not just the homepage. It would be killer if I could see all of the wonderfully design pages from a single domain.
If you clicked any of the links above you can see that I went out and solved the issues I had with current galleries with one of my own. The Drawar gallery categorizes each design with tags, sorts them by root domain, and includes full page screenshots so you won’t have to worry about losing that awesome design again.
Currently there are over 1300 beautiful designs in the gallery with another 700+ waiting in the wings for me to upload. I also have a number of features that still need to be added, but I wanted to get this out into your hands so you can enjoy it as much as I have the past couple of weeks.
So please, take the time and browse the Gallery if there is something missing that you want added to it, be sure to let me know.
WARNING: Since the images are full page screenshots they aren’t really suitable for viewing on a mobile device that isn’t connected to WIFI. I’ve compressed and optimized them as best as I could, but they are all still pretty large. Just a warning.