45 More Excellent Blog Designs

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We, designers, are creative folks. And being creative, we permanently strive for inspiration — innovative approaches, crazy ideas, smashing concepts and, in general, unique designs which can help us to observe a given problem from a fresh perspective. This is why we always have some fancy design books laying around on our desk, and this is why we enjoy observing other people’s work — basically just because we can learn a hell of a lot from them.

There are things one can do a number of times without worrying about becoming boring. For instance, collecting and showcasing excellent blog designs. In this post we do it already the third time. Why? Web design lives in blogs; new developments appear there, that’s where the music plays. And that’s where you need to look for in order to keep up with current trends and developments.

This post presents 45 excellent blog designs with a perfect layout and unique personal note. We haven’t analyzed the content of the blogs; instead we focused on ideas, approaches, graphics and layouts.

If you miss some stunning blog designs in this showcase please let us know in the comments. However, it’s also possible that these designs have already been covered in one of our previous showcases:

Excellent Blog Designs

Pat Dryburgh3
Pat Dryburgh has probably one of the largest RSS-buttons ever created.

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The Risington Podcast5

Screenshot Blog Design6

Erratic Wisdom7

Screenshot Blog Design8

Iso509
Magazine-style, very stylish, and pretty impressive.

Screenshot Blog Design10

Wilsonminer.com11
A very thought-out design with attention to little details.

Screenshot Blog Design12

Brandonmouth13

Screenshot Blog Design14

ttthings.com15

Screenshot Blog Design16

Evan Eckard17

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cause/affect blog19

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Design Sponge21
Scrapbook-style.

Screenshot Blog Design22

Squawk23
The “paper” theme in use.

Screenshot Blog Design24

9513 blog25

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Sam Rayner27

Screenshot Blog Design28

Schneeballschlacht29
Interesting not just because of two mascots30, but because of a double-blog: two bloggers write together and against each other on both left and right sides of the navigation area. Interesting concept.

Screenshot Blog Design31

Papuasia32
Black and white at its best. Notice how well icons communicate information, block formatting in use.

Screenshot Blog Design33

I Heart Luxe34
A shopping magazine powered by WordPress.

Screenshot Blog Design35

Cameron.io36

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Plavackuv Blabolnik38
Whatever it means…

Screenshot Blog Design39

Bigsweater Design40
Right. Big. Sweater. And the design. And this is how the result looks like.

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Toggle42

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Nitram-Nunca44

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Josh Spear46

Screenshot Blog Design47

Blogwhatdesign48

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Spreeblick50
Magazine-style design based upon WordPress.

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PushStandards52
Soft colors, visually appealing layout and hand-written links at the top of the page.

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Brian Jeremy54
Loves colors…

Screenshot Blog Design55

Jamie Knight56
Meet soft and cloudy design — that’s Jamie and his Teddy.

Screenshot Blog Design57

Jeriko58

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Clean, Simple Designs

theshaun.com60
Seriously cool, elegant and simple.

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ExHero.de62

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Tomas Marban64

Screenshot Blog Design65

Benjamin Tollady66

Screenshot Blog Design67

ManiacalRage68

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Experimental Designs

TechGuyTales70
Office notes, paper clips and wood background. Well, what do you expect? Sarcastic design fits to sarcastic blog entries.

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Qwertcity72
Vivid colors. Used together, they may be not that appealing, but they just can’t be not eye-catching.

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Papel Continuo74
Sometihng… completely different.

Screenshot Blog Design75

Ideate76

Screenshot Blog Design77

Kulturbanause78
The background determines the layout. You defintely haven’t ever seen a blog layout like this.

Screenshot Blog Design79

Chris Contollini80
An interesting integration of Google Maps into… well, a weblog!

Screenshot Blog Design81

w3sh82

Screenshot Blog Design83

Ovavaho84
Focus on illustrations.

Screenshot Blog Design85

Peminoz86
No fresh content, but interesting graphics.

Screenshot Blog Design87

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/22/30-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/28/45-excellent-blog-designs/
  3. 3 http://patdryburgh.net/
  4. 4 http://patdryburgh.net/
  5. 5 http://www.therissingtonpodcast.co.uk/
  6. 6 http://www.therissingtonpodcast.co.uk/
  7. 7 http://www.erraticwisdom.com/
  8. 8 http://www.erraticwisdom.com/
  9. 9 http://blog.iso50.com/
  10. 10 http://blog.iso50.com/
  11. 11 http://www.wilsonminer.com/
  12. 12 http://www.wilsonminer.com/
  13. 13 http://www.brandonmuth.com/
  14. 14 http://www.brandonmuth.com/
  15. 15 http://www.ttthings.com/
  16. 16 http://www.ttthings.com/
  17. 17 http://www.evaneckard.com/pages/weblog.php
  18. 18 http://www.evaneckard.com/pages/weblog.php
  19. 19 http://aigasf.org/causeaffect/blog
  20. 20 http://aigasf.org/causeaffect/blog
  21. 21 http://www.designspongeonline.com/
  22. 22 http://www.designspongeonline.com/
  23. 23 http://www.squawkdesign.com/weblog
  24. 24 http://www.squawkdesign.com/weblog
  25. 25 http://www.the9513.com/blog/
  26. 26 http://www.the9513.com/blog/
  27. 27 http://samrayner.com/
  28. 28 http://samrayner.com/
  29. 29 http://www.schneeballschl8.de/
  30. 30 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/15/isnt-it-sweet-mascots-in-modern-web-design/
  31. 31 http://www.schneeballschl8.de/
  32. 32 http://papuasia.afasici.net/
  33. 33 http://papuasia.afasici.net/
  34. 34 http://www.iheartluxe.com/
  35. 35 http://www.iheartluxe.com/
  36. 36 http://cameron.io/
  37. 37 http://cameron.io/
  38. 38 http://www.blabolnik.cz/
  39. 39 http://www.blabolnik.cz/
  40. 40 http://bigsweaterdesign.com/blog/
  41. 41 http://bigsweaterdesign.com/blog/
  42. 42 http://www.toggle.uk.com/journal/
  43. 43 http://www.toggle.uk.com/journal/
  44. 44 http://nitram-nunca.com/
  45. 45 http://nitram-nunca.com/
  46. 46 http://www.joshspear.com/
  47. 47 http://www.joshspear.com/
  48. 48 http://blogwhatdesign.com/index.php/blog
  49. 49 http://blogwhatdesign.com/index.php/blog
  50. 50 http://www.spreeblick.de/
  51. 51 http://www.spreeblick.de/
  52. 52 http://pushstandards.com/
  53. 53 http://pushstandards.com/
  54. 54 http://www.brianjeremy.com/
  55. 55 http://www.brianjeremy.com/
  56. 56 http://www.jkg3.com/
  57. 57 http://www.jkg3.com/
  58. 58 http://www.i-jeriko.de/
  59. 59 http://www.i-jeriko.de/
  60. 60 http://www.theshaun.com/
  61. 61 http://www.theshaun.com/
  62. 62 http://exhero.de/
  63. 63 http://exhero.de/
  64. 64 http://tomatic.com/
  65. 65 http://tomatic.com/
  66. 66 http://www.tollady.com/blog/
  67. 67 http://www.tollady.com/blog/
  68. 68 http://log.maniacalrage.net/
  69. 69 http://log.maniacalrage.net/
  70. 70 http://techguytales.com/
  71. 71 http://techguytales.com/
  72. 72 http://www.qwertcity.com
  73. 73 http://www.qwertcity.com
  74. 74 http://www.papelcontinuo.net/
  75. 75 http://www.papelcontinuo.net/
  76. 76 http://www.ideate.co.za/
  77. 77 http://www.ideate.co.za/
  78. 78 http://www.kulturbanause.de/
  79. 79 http://www.kulturbanause.de/
  80. 80 http://contolini.com/chris/
  81. 81 http://contolini.com/chris/
  82. 82 http://www.w3sh.com/
  83. 83 http://www.w3sh.com/
  84. 84 http://www.ohvavaho.com/blog/
  85. 85 http://www.ohvavaho.com/blog/
  86. 86 http://www.peminoz.com/
  87. 87 http://www.peminoz.com/

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    Eccellente elenco di utilizzo Blog Design, bella esposizione.. sarà un valido punto di riferimento per la realizzazione di un nuovo . Thanks!

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    Shame my friend’s WordPress blog isn’t on here. He blogs a bit, but the stars of his site are his great photographs. Nice dark design that is very masculin too.

    http://www.ivovic.net

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    Business Blog Hosting

    September 12, 2008 10:26 pm

    nice themes

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    boy minor kitchen land joke

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    Bien por papel continuo.

    Los demás blogs están espectaculares!!!!.

    Saludos.

    Oscar

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    Good site! Successes in future

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    Hello, excellent site, very rich in content and correctly carefully thought out

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    Hello! Good site, simply super!

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    Great list man. I like these designs. :clap:

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    cause/affect blog is going to make me mad:-D I love that simply style

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    Wow, great designs. You better check out this blog from a Filipina designer. http://www.tonetsdaily.com/ looks chic and unique!

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    Great blog theme…

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    Gosh, really awesome!!!

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    Matt - Web Design Northampton

    May 15, 2009 7:44 am

    Some really great designs. Very inspiring!

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    Ashely Adams : Sticker Printing

    June 10, 2009 2:11 am

    If blogs had been playing second fiddle to websites so far, it was largely due to design restraints. But all that is about to change. This post is testimony to the evolution blogs that have elevated them to a whole new level, almost at par with websites. Some of these blogs don’t even appear as ‘blogs’. The designs, as usual, are very good and inspiring. Thanks for the post.

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    Very sweet collection, gonna use some ideas for redesign my blog with flash elements . Especially I like designs with vector elements.

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    I like the way Chris Contollini use Google Map for his blog.

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  21. 2021

    Nice post you got here. It would be great to read more concerning this matter.

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    Great post. (sorry just testing your comment form :p)

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    that’s really a fantastic post ! added to my favourite blogs list.. I have been reading your blog last couple of weeks and enjoy every bit. Thanks.Website Design

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    nice i love this post

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    Very cool list of wordpress themes.. awesum,
    thanks alot.

    Nial

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    great stuff :-) good work!

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    great information you have put in this post.Though we would all like to be able to do website designing for own website, we all aren’t able to, whether we just don’t understand the various elements or we just don’t have the time or don’t have the required expertise; the use of a top website design company is a must have. Just any website design company will not do; there are various things that can make a web design company a best web design company who will provide the exact services you need to meet the exact specifications you provide and request.

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    Add one more blogger blog in your collection its looks so awesome. Blog Name is Tech Boy Arena. URL- techboyarena.com and do check out its wallpaper Gallery its really very unique

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    on our desk, and this is why we enjoy observing other people’s work — basically just because we can learn a hell of a lot from them.

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    All the themes look creative and some of them just wonderful. I am looking forward to use some of these themes in my upcoming blogs. I especially liked the theme by Papuasia. With just white and black it provides a classic and retro look. Kudos to all you guys.

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    Exquisite collection. I’m in to web designing for a while. I just hope to see more exclusive updates on blog design.

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  36. 3536

    Hello Snev,

    Thanks for make me aware about importance of Blog Design. Its really very much important. Eye catching blog designing may be the great source for people to stay at your site long time.

    I am looking forward some Blog Design layouts. You provide such a excellent list of Blog design layouts. I like it so much and going to implement Blog design, by getting ideas out of them some very soon.

    Really cool and excellent list you providing.

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    I like this post! very interesting and informative, you provide such a excellent list of Blog design layouts. thanks for sharing this wonderful post!

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    Absolutely cool stuff here! So how do I get the code for these great sites. is it possible to download (and even pay for) them? Would really love to use some or are they copyright protected?

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    Absolutely cool stuff here! So how do I get the code for these great sites. is it possible to download (and even pay for) them? Would really love to use some or are they copyright protected?

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    les recomiendo visitar la página http://www.deerink.com se muestran varios diseños creativos e innovadores.

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    I enjoyed reading your nice blog. Congratulations, and keep posting to us. Do have some sort of email system where your blog posts emailed to me?

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    So cool! I am gonna use them on my project at http://www.designedinseconds.com

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    Wonderful collection !!!!! I really inspired by this and will definitely focus on to do some better by using this collection, in my future projects :-)
    cdndesignstudio.com

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    excellent blog designs, very useful for my next blog

    Thanks for sharing great post.

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    Towab Muhammad Yusuf

    January 2, 2014 11:52 am

    These are great, thanks

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    Very interesting list of blogs. I really appreciate you to share these wonderful list of blogs with us.
    I also would like to share with you the one of my favorite scroll website i.e. ” http://www.61designstreet.com/ “that has also their unique web design.

    Thanks

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