I know there's dribbble, but its usually just images. I'm looking for something with usable snippets, like CodePen or CodyHouse.
I've found siteinspire.com to be one of the very few well-curated galleries out there for web design.
Oh wow, never seen this one before. There's some really good stuff here. Thanks for sharing man!
The first link is the kind of stuff I'm more interested in. Do you know any more such websites?
Maybe we can add : http://codyhouse.co/library/
I didn't know ffffound.com was still a thing.
Apart from siteinspire.com, I really like this curated list: http://www.designmadeingermany.de/sites-we-like/
Yeah, this one is really nice.
If you are talking about web design, I would suggest Awwwards. It's been my main source of inspiration for design trends, enovation in design, and one-of-a-kind layouts for a long time!
Take a look at the winners or nominees pages, and you will surely find out where to start your new project.
It hasn't been updated since December, but this might be something else that's of interest to you: http://websitedeconstructions.com/
I usually go here for web design inspiration. Great curated selection of sites.
I'm in that camp that finds looking at similar projects more "debilitating" than "inspiring". I will study other similar projects to see how they've tackled certain issues but that's more of a very academic, note-heavy exercise of one or two brilliant examples than a browse of many. Actual "inspiration" (the initial spark that jump-starts an idea) is something I usually work without. When I do have it, it comes to me rather than the other way round, often in the shower.
Where do you go for web design inspiration? Dribbble, etc?
Anywhere but other web sites.
The best places to find inspiration is to look outside of the domain I'm designing for.
Some of the coolest stuff I find other companies making are so far outside of their domain. For example, Wrigley's Gum studies paint (e.g. how do companies create such white paint) in order to find ideas on making better teeth whitening gum. And paint companies are studying nature (e.g. how do lily pads stay so dry) to understand how to create stain resistant paint.
Draft, which has done very well for me, was designed by taking a lot of inspiration from the Kindle Paperwhite. I paid a lot of attention to how Amazon provides menus, buttons, functions on top of reading, while still keeping reading the main focus and without distracting folks with lots of chrome. For colors that I used for the color palette, I spent a lot of time combing through art books and even taking photos of things at the Art Museum in Chicago, namely my favorites from Van Gogh.
And now with Highrise I spend a lot of time looking at anything but CRM/address book software. Instead I spend a lot of time looking at paper notebooks. How do those old Daytimers work or Franklin Covey planners. How does my parents rolodex of index cards work for them so well still today?
Of course I'm still looking at Dribbble and all the other web sites I come across to stay fresh. But the true bursts of inspiration I got creating things like web software for writing, was looking at anything but other writing programs and web software.
Talking to users about how they currently solve the problem (not about their likes/dislikes) always leads me to some ah-ha moment.
For general web design inspiration it's hard to beat these 2.
For eCommerce stuff We just launched Shop Site Awards
We specialize in eCommerce web design and while the bigger inspiration sites are great for general inspiration, there was a real lack of eCommerce specific design inspiration. So we scratched an itch and put this together in a few days. Should be useful to anyone doing eCommerce specific design.
Besides everything mentioned before I also recommend you to subscribe to Sidebar.io They usually send the most inspiring sites when I need some push forward. :) http://sidebar.io/