I am extremely fond of the new social news script Pligg CMS. I have been following it since early release, and updating Pligg sites used to be very difficult. However from instructions from this wiki, you can use TortoiseSVN to control the version and upgrades of your Pligg site with ease.
I know I know, I’m a guy and the word “cute” shouldn’t be in my vocabulary. Well if I ever needed to use the word cute to describe anything, it would have to be moourl.com. It’s a URL shortening service with an actually bearable design to it. Beautiful vectors and color scheme, I love the site!
As a web designer myself, I have found that other web designers I talk to always have favorite websites they go to for inspiration. Not saying they want to copy a specific website, but there are just some site’s that “stick” and really inspire you to create web designs.