Friday, October 3rd, 2008

49 Creative And Unique Blog Designs

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

Smashing Blog Designs

It’s a personal portfolio of Jeff Sarmiento, a web designer from Toronto, Canada

Official Link: Click Here

 

2. Web Designer Wall

Smashing Blog Designs

Web Designer Wall is a design blog, designed and maintained by Nick La. Topics focus on web design, tutorials, and modern design trends.

Official Link: Click Here

 

3. aiAlex

Smashing Blog Designs

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..

Official Link: Click Here

 

4. Great-design

Smashing Blog Designs

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.

Official Link: Click Here

 

5. Freelanceswitch

Smashing Blog Designs

FreelanceSwitch is all about Freelance Advice and Freelance Jobs.

Official Link: Click Here

 

6. I’m with sully

Smashing Blog Designs

Blog of Kimberly Coles, an award-winning interactive designer, web designer, and illustrator.

Official Link: Click Here

 

7. kulturbanause

Smashing Blog Designs

Kulturbanause – Realize your fantasies. Private blog, playground and on-line portfolio of Jonas Hellwig from Dusseldorf, Germany.

Official Link: Click Here

 

8. David Hellmann

Smashing Blog Designs

David Hellmann – Grafikdesign, Webdesign, Screendesign, (X)HTML, CSS Weblog

Official Link: Click Here

 

9. Extratasty

Smashing Blog Designs

Homepage of Alex Buga, a graphic designer living and working in Bucharest, Romania.

Official Link: Click Here

 

10. Spoon Graphics

Smashing Blog Designs

Design Tutorials, Graphic Design Articles and Free Vector Downloads from the blog of Graphic Designer Chris Spooner.

Official Link: Click Here

 

11. Cult-foo

Smashing Blog Designs

Cult-foo is a daily website dedicated to everything related to out stand WEB design and technologies.

Official Link: Click Here

 

12. N.Design Studio

Smashing Blog Designs

N.Design Studio no longer needs any Introduction. Their creativity shows in their Work and other projects.

Official Link: Click Here

 

13. Design Disease

Smashing Blog Designs

Design Disease provides cost-effective Blog design and Web design services focused on usability, accessibility and Web standards.

Official Link: Click Here

 

14. WordPress.fun

Smashing Blog Designs

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.

Official Link: Click Here

 

15. Squawkdesign

Smashing Blog Designs

Squawk is the portfolio and weblog of Dominik Lenk, a graphic arts student and freelancer based in Southampton, England.

Official Link: Click Here

 

16. SR28

Smashing Blog Designs

This is where all the cool kids hang out. sr28 Web Design, Houston based Web Designer and Illustrator Simon Reynolds web corner.

Official Link: Click Here

 

17. Tehcpeng

Smashing Blog Designs

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18. Lonnroth

Smashing Blog Designs

Home and portfolio of swedish webdesigner and musician Olof Lönnroth.

Official Link: Click Here

 

19. Jek2k

Smashing Blog Designs

Personal portfolio of Nicolò Volpato, 25 year-old web designer and Flash developer based in Rimini, Italy.

Official Link: Click Here

 

20. aNieto2k

Smashing Blog Designs

aNieto2k is a blog of technology, web development, wordpress and a few other things in this world of geeks.

Official Link: Click Here

 

21. Vikiworks

Smashing Blog Designs

Vikiworks specializing in User Interface, custom iconset and web design.

Official Link: Click Here

 

22. Zinaz

Smashing Blog Designs

Zinaz having updated about everything in the field of Internet design.

Official Link: Click Here

 

23. Monofactor

Smashing Blog Designs

Web and Graphic Design Blog by a Freelance Designer/Art Director Onur Oztaskiran.

Official Link: Click Here

 

24. Photoshoplady

Smashing Blog Designs

Photoshop Lady having Collection of Best Photoshop Tutorials Around the World

Official Link: Click Here

 

25. Blogsolid

Smashing Blog Designs

Collection of Ideas for better blogging

Official Link: Click Here

 

26. Lucy Blackmore

Smashing Blog Designs

Personal Web Space of Lucy Blackmore, a Painter, Artist and illustrator from Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Official Link: Click Here

 

27. Revota

Smashing Blog Designs

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28. FarFromFearless

Smashing Blog Designs

Personal blog and portfolio of Chris Murphy.

Official Link: Click Here

 

29. Rabhuja

Smashing Blog Designs

Rabhuja is a Design Snippets Gallery for creative designs over internet.

Official Link: Click Here

 

30. Infinity

Smashing Blog Designs

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.

Official Link: Click Here

 

31. Jsbox

Smashing Blog Designs

Online portfolio of Jay Kwong, a web & graphic designer from Hong Kong.

Official Link: Click Here

 

32. Viget

Smashing Blog Designs

Viget Labs Development blog about Ruby on Rails, Web 2.0, Developer Industry trends, Best Practices and insights from our team of experts.

Official Link: Click Here

 

33. Outdoorsy

Smashing Blog Designs

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.

Official Link: Click Here

 

34. The Hot Seat

Smashing Blog Designs

It’s a personal Web Space of Freelance (zelfstandig) webdesigner uit Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen Thomas Byttebier

Official Link: Click Here

 

35. Tjmapes

Smashing Blog Designs

Online portfolio of TJ Mapes. a Web Designer/Graphic Designer from Chicago, IL.

Official Link: Click Here

 

36. I Love Typography

Smashing Blog Designs

Typography: I Love Typography, a web site devoted to typography, type, fonts and typefaces.

Official Link: Click Here

 

37. Veerle’s Blog

Smashing Blog Designs

Veerle’s blog 2.0. Webdesign talk – XHTML CSS , Graphic Design tutorials.

Official Link: Click Here

 

38. We Are Not Freelancers

Smashing Blog Designs

All things Web, Design and OBOX-Design… Through the eyes of David and Marc Perel.

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39. Komodomedia

Smashing Blog Designs

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.

Official Link: Click Here

 

40. MA.TT

Smashing Blog Designs

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.

Official Link: Click Here

 

41. Popculturetees

Smashing Blog Designs

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.

Official Link: Click Here

 

42. Leslyg

Smashing Blog Designs

personal Web Space of Lesly Garreau, a graphic designer and freelance webdesigner from Bordeaux, France

Official Link: Click Here

 

43. Bigsweaterdesign

Smashing Blog Designs

Big Sweater Design is an Atlanta, Georgia, USA design shop that specializes in beautiful, usable, standards-compliant websites for small businesses.

Official Link: Click Here

 

44. Jrvelasco

Smashing Blog Designs

Weblog of Jesús Rodríguez Velasco.

Official Link: Click Here

 

45. Dale Anthony

Smashing Blog Designs

Personal blog and online portfolio of Dale-Anthony, a web-designer living and working in Bristol, UK.

Official Link: Click Here

 

46. Kevin John Gomez

Smashing Blog Designs

Online portfolio of Kevin John Gomez, a web designer from Rochester, NY.

Official Link: Click Here

 

47. Basmatitree

Smashing Blog Designs

Nerdish recipes for a better tomorrow.

Official Link: Click Here

 

48. adii

Smashing Blog Designs

Online Webblog of Adii (pronounced “ay-dee”), a freelancer designer from Cape Town, South Africa.

Official Link: Click Here

 

 

49. Elitistsnob

Smashing Blog Designs

Elitistsnob is a personal webspace of Kent, a working freelance creative professional and tech writer.

Official Link: Click Here

 


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17 Responses

October 3, 2008
Amrit Hallan - Content Writer

Quite a good list of blog designs, and I like your blog too. …came from FreelanceSwitch.


October 4, 2008

@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.


October 4, 2008
Banago

This is another great list. Thanks for that.


October 4, 2008
Robert

lol links. Thanks for that. Some of the websites are really great.


October 6, 2008
David Hellmann

thx 4 add my page, nice overview!


October 6, 2008

@David – Welcome, Nice to see you at instantShift.


October 7, 2008
jonatan

great list….


October 7, 2008

@jonatan – thanks and welcome!


October 9, 2008
aravind

delicious….. :)


October 17, 2008
TheHotSeat webdesign Gent

Thanks for adding my website to your list. InstantShift looks really promising.


October 17, 2008

@Thomas- Welcome to iShift.


November 1, 2008
kim

Thanks for including my site. A very nice honor indeed to be included with these other awesome sites!


December 26, 2008
sohbet

thankss


December 29, 2008
Miron

I like it very much :)


January 13, 2009
Bloger

I don’t understand some details of this topic..


January 14, 2009
Blog

Interesting, but known =)


June 1, 2009
siki? filmi

Feel free to check out my blog