Everyone knows that what WordPress means in blogging world. Open source WordPress has been incredibly successful and risen from a handful of users to the most-used blog tool in its category. Like WordPress there are many other blogging software like Blogger, Live Journal etc. freely available but Blogging is not all about content. You also need to have a good or i must say a great blog design for attracting readers. There is no charm if every blogger simply kept the default blog theme. There is absolutely no excuse for this. There are too many free and unique themes available for respective blogs. But these days, you need to do even more than that just to stay stand.
A good blog needs good design which includes Good layout, overall color matching, attractive logo, the typography, proper text and paragraph alignment, clear navigation, etc.
We reviewed hundreds and hundreds of blogs since last few weeks for blogs with nice ,interesting and creative design. We marked down those with unique interface, graphically beautiful, creative use of colours, unique personalities and styles. Listed below are, what I believe, the 48 most powerful and unique blog designs around blogosphere.
1. Jeff Sarmiento
It’s a personal portfolio of Jeff Sarmiento, a web designer from Toronto, Canada
Official Link: Click Here
2. Web Designer Wall
Web Designer Wall is a design blog, designed and maintained by Nick La. Topics focus on web design, tutorials, and modern design trends.
This Is Alex’s Artificially Intelligent Life, a 27 years old Florida web designer – This is a blog about Web 2.o, Technology, Design, Business, Marketing, and the Blogosphere among others..
This website will look at the best designs on the internet. As well as tutorials teaching you how to produce amazing designs and get good looking results.
FreelanceSwitch is all about Freelance Advice and Freelance Jobs.
6. I’m with sully
Blog of Kimberly Coles, an award-winning interactive designer, web designer, and illustrator.
Kulturbanause – Realize your fantasies. Private blog, playground and on-line portfolio of Jonas Hellwig from Dusseldorf, Germany.
8. David Hellmann
David Hellmann – Grafikdesign, Webdesign, Screendesign, (X)HTML, CSS Weblog
Homepage of Alex Buga, a graphic designer living and working in Bucharest, Romania.
10. Spoon Graphics
Design Tutorials, Graphic Design Articles and Free Vector Downloads from the blog of Graphic Designer Chris Spooner.
Cult-foo is a daily website dedicated to everything related to out stand WEB design and technologies.
12. N.Design Studio
N.Design Studio no longer needs any Introduction. Their creativity shows in their Work and other projects.
13. Design Disease
Design Disease provides cost-effective Blog design and Web design services focused on usability, accessibility and Web standards.
wordpress.fun — a free professional WordPress-theme. The theme has 2 columns, thumbnails integration, a “featured” post section as well as a nice grungy design. The theme was designed by Maleika Attawel from Germany, purchased by Smashing Magazine and is now released as a gift for our readers.
Squawk is the portfolio and weblog of Dominik Lenk, a graphic arts student and freelancer based in Southampton, England.
This is where all the cool kids hang out. sr28 Web Design, Houston based Web Designer and Illustrator Simon Reynolds web corner.
Home and portfolio of swedish webdesigner and musician Olof Lönnroth.
Personal portfolio of Nicolò Volpato, 25 year-old web designer and Flash developer based in Rimini, Italy.
aNieto2k is a blog of technology, web development, wordpress and a few other things in this world of geeks.
Vikiworks specializing in User Interface, custom iconset and web design.
Zinaz having updated about everything in the field of Internet design.
Web and Graphic Design Blog by a Freelance Designer/Art Director Onur Oztaskiran.
Photoshop Lady having Collection of Best Photoshop Tutorials Around the World
Collection of Ideas for better blogging
26. Lucy Blackmore
Personal Web Space of Lucy Blackmore, a Painter, Artist and illustrator from Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Personal blog and portfolio of Chris Murphy.
Rabhuja is a Design Snippets Gallery for creative designs over internet.
Infinity — a free professional WordPress-theme. The theme has 3 fixed columns, thumbnails integration, Flickr, Delicious and Twitter integration as well as an attractive visual design. The theme was designed by Zhang Yichi, the creative mind behind Vikiworks Studio from Shanghai, China especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.
Online portfolio of Jay Kwong, a web & graphic designer from Hong Kong.
Viget Labs Development blog about Ruby on Rails, Web 2.0, Developer Industry trends, Best Practices and insights from our team of experts.
Outdoorsy is a free wordpress theme. It’s perfect for the individual who wants something “slightly” different from your usual standard free theme. This theme is very unique, and quite graphics heavy, which we are aware of. But if you are after something unique you sometimes have to expect longer load times.
34. The Hot Seat
It’s a personal Web Space of Freelance (zelfstandig) webdesigner uit Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen Thomas Byttebier
Online portfolio of TJ Mapes. a Web Designer/Graphic Designer from Chicago, IL.
36. I Love Typography
Typography: I Love Typography, a web site devoted to typography, type, fonts and typefaces.
37. Veerle’s Blog
Veerle’s blog 2.0. Webdesign talk – XHTML CSS , Graphic Design tutorials.
38. We Are Not Freelancers
All things Web, Design and OBOX-Design… Through the eyes of David and Marc Perel.
Komodomedia is a small web design, illustration and logo design company located in the practically technology-less valley of Helena, Montana. It is armed by one-man barrage and commando Rogie King.
MA.TT is an online photo gallery founded by Matthew Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software that runs much of this site and thousands of other sites around the world.
Featuring new designs from the hottest retailers and indie artists, tips ‘n tricks, and interviews from industry experts, Pop Culture Tees delves into the world of creative t-shirt design.
personal Web Space of Lesly Garreau, a graphic designer and freelance webdesigner from Bordeaux, France
Big Sweater Design is an Atlanta, Georgia, USA design shop that specializes in beautiful, usable, standards-compliant websites for small businesses.
Weblog of Jesús Rodríguez Velasco.
45. Dale Anthony
Personal blog and online portfolio of Dale-Anthony, a web-designer living and working in Bristol, UK.
46. Kevin John Gomez
Online portfolio of Kevin John Gomez, a web designer from Rochester, NY.
Nerdish recipes for a better tomorrow.
Online Webblog of Adii (pronounced “ay-dee”), a freelancer designer from Cape Town, South Africa.
Elitistsnob is a personal webspace of Kent, a working freelance creative professional and tech writer.
Quite a good list of blog designs, and I like your blog too. …came from FreelanceSwitch.
@Amrit – Thanks for the nice words. We just trying to help blog owners/readers to improve their creativity.
Soon enough we going to provide more such collections for different fields.
This is another great list. Thanks for that.
lol links. Thanks for that. Some of the websites are really great.
thx 4 add my page, nice overview!
@David – Welcome, Nice to see you at instantShift.
@jonatan – thanks and welcome!
Thanks for adding my website to your list. InstantShift looks really promising.
@Thomas- Welcome to iShift.
Thanks for including my site. A very nice honor indeed to be included with these other awesome sites!
I like it very much
I don’t understand some details of this topic..
Interesting, but known =)
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