- November 22nd, 2007
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It’s not hard to design a weblog, but it’s getting harder when you try to achieve a unique weblog design. It doesn’t matter what weblog-engine you are using — frequently used themes tend to become boring over time, and they also don’t necessarily reflect the unique identity of the blogger.
To create an original design you need fresh ideas and creative design solutions. However, you don’t need to go too far with your design experiments. Basically that’s a close attention to finest details which makes a weblog stand out and gives it a fresh flavour and soft touch visitors can recognize immediately.
We’ve selected some more of them — over 30 excellent weblog designs with unusual design approaches; these blogs don’t only have a unique voice, but they also pay close attention to the finest design details.
- You might find not all of the designs listed below beautiful; but that’s not what it’s about. They are beautiful in their own way as they are both well-structured and originally designed.
- you can find further blog designs in the post 45 Excellent Blog Designs1 we’ve published before;
- you can find even more designs in our Design Showcase section2.
Simplicity and Whitespace
Fiveruns — so simple yet so beautiful.
Gerrit van Aaken
Verbalized — sometimes less is more. Close attention to small details is impressive.
Sam Brown – a truly modest design.
Weblogs Which Don’t Look Like Weblogs
The Adventures of Cindy Li
grantmx designs – this one melts clever portfolio and blog
Jrvelasco — quite noisy, but the noise fits to the subject of the weblog.
Nice And Original Blog Designs
Chris Murphy — don’t forget to check the design of the archive section and the footer.
split da diz — interesting design: unusual approach for site structure.
Adrian Pintilie — the top section of the site is pretty colorful.
moddular — the design might look a little bit noisy, but it definitely has its personal style.
Victoria van Roosmalen — OK, this cat looks cool.
- 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/28/45-excellent-blog-designs/
- 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/showcase/
- 3 http://iam.suprb.net/
- 4 http://theocacao.com/
- 5 http://www.elitistsnob.com/
- 6 http://blog.fiveruns.com/
- 7 http://www.blabolnik.cz/
- 8 http://www.tntpixel.com/
- 9 http://www.robgoodlatte.com/
- 10 http://www.praegnanz.de
- 11 http://www.jaredigital.com/
- 12 http://psdtuts.com/
- 13 http://www.verbalized.net/
- 14 http://sam.brown.tc/
- 15 http://superfluousbanter.org/
- 16 http://www.cindyli.com/
- 17 http://www.eleven3.com/
- 18 http://www.grantmx.com/
- 19 http://blogsolid.com/ideas/
- 20 http://carsonified.com/
- 21 http://www.jrvelasco.com
- 22 http://www.sr28.com/
- 23 http://www.otramancha.com/manga-y-anime/
- 24 http://blog.baeck.no/
- 25 http://www.farfromfearless.com/
- 26 http://www.escapecrate.co.uk/
- 27 http://splitdadiz.com/
- 28 http://www.adipintilie.eu/
- 29 http://www.cult-f.net/
- 30 http://www.tickerville.com/
- 31 http://www.slash7.com/
- 32 http://www.moddular.org/log/
- 33 http://www.evilgrin.nl/