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Do you guys remember when we had to build websites from scratch? Ugh. I remember coding and saving every individual page after slaving over the basic structure of the site… Oh how far we’ve come. Now, it is so easy to create a beautiful website with a few clicks, and even if you want to completely customize every little detail, it’s still way easier than the “olden days.”

I’m constantly looking at other websites (even non-blog sites) to get inspiration for the next iteration of Design Milk and to spot new trends in site design. What I didn’t know was that most of the sites that I really love are, in fact, not designed from scratch, but use web-based software like Squarespace. If you’re in the process of building a new website or re-designing your current site, here’s some serious website eyecandy that might inspire you to make the move to Squarespace:

Darren Booth – perfect visual display of his type talents (pictured above)

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miguelcm’s website houses all of his illustrations, but in a fun and unique way. I love watching the main page scroll through his recent work.

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MASH Graphics’ site is a simple black and white that reinforces both their brand and the types of projects that they like to create from typography to identity.

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PICA is a design duo that creates Japanese style illustrations. On their site, the art can be grouped by color, giving the viewer a different—and more visually exciting—perspective on their work.

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Íñigo López Vázquez is a graphic design student who has assembled some work in a unique online presentation. Simply scroll to see it all, including some interactive work.

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Not only are we in love with Tian Studios’ beautiful and colorful scarves, but their website is so pleasurable and beautiful, making the shopping experience a joy.

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The Dieline – Serious packaging porn

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Mario Hugo – you have to scroll down the page to appreciate this website and its artful simplicity. This site uses the Squarespace Developer Platform.

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Sara Blake, AKA ZSO, is a talented illustrator with a unique style and a multi-faceted job. We talked to her not too long ago about her process – read the interview here.

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Sam Cannon’s website is incredibly appealing, mostly because it’s full of beautiful gifs and animations that you just can’t seem to stop staring at. Definitely pop on over to her site and check it out.

Now that you’re fully inspired, create your own beautiful website by visiting Squarespace.com for a free trial.