50 Beautiful Blog Designs

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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 fifth 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.

In the showcase below we present 50 beautiful blog designs that literally stand out — either through their layout or through their design or through their attention to little details. Below you’ll find a variety of designs: clean designs, grunge, retro, graphics-heavy designs etc. Most designs presented below risk unusual approaches in the choice of design and content presentation. That’s what makes them different. Hopefully you will find some creative ideas which you can develop further in your further projects.

We strongly encourage designers to break out the common layout conventions, experiment with new approaches and risk crazy ideas. Show what you are capable of!

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Acko.net5

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs6

Standards for Life by Natalie Jost7

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Standards for Life by Natalie Jost8

Wishingline9

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Wishingline10

Langgatan 3a11

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs12

Loodo.com.br13

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs14

Matblogg.se15

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs16

Kyle Haskins17

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Kyle Haskins18

Pays Sud Gatine19

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs20

Ali Felski21

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs22

L’effet Créa23

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Kyle Haskins24

Gisele Jaquenod25

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Gisele Jaquenod26

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyeard Book27

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs28

Viget.com/Extend29

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs30

Marchand de Trucs31

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Marchand de Trucs32

Thomas Finley33

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Thomas Finley34

Mark Jardine35

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Mark Jardine36

Matthew Buchanan37
Clean structure and good use of icons and typography. The icons at the left side of the posts stand for the category the article belongs to.

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Matthew Buchanan38

Goodbytes.be39

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Goodbytes.be40

45royale Inc.41

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - 45royale Inc.42

Macalicious43

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Macalicious44

Clean Designs

Nonesuch Records45

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Nonesuch Records46

Objectified47

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Objectified: A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit48

The Relevant Elephant49

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs50

Designworklpan.com51

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs52

Ciclismo Urbano53

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs54

Surfstation.com55

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs56

Designsensory57

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Wishingline58

Jason Santa Maria59

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Jason Santa Maria60

Wilson Miner61

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Wilson Miner62

Viewzi Corporate63

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Viewzi Corporate64

High Resolution65

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - High Resolution66

Neil Scott67

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Neil Scott68

LittleEngine69
LittleEngine provides an interesting integration of the blog into its overall design. Clean and very elegant solution which employs only few colors, but uses them effectively. The navigation is provided by the calendar in the sidebar.

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - LittleEngine70

Fiveruns71

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs72

forgetfoo73

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - forgetfoo74

Grunge, Handwriting and Collage

Retinart.net75

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs76

No MILK Today77

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - No MILK Today78

AmyMahon.com79

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs80

Meagan Fisher81

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs82

Rockatee.com83

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs84

tj mapes85

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - tj mapes86

Holdrio-and-co.com87

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs88

Dreamling.ca89

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs90

Jeffrey Sarmiento91

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Jeffrey Sarmiento92

That INDIE Dude93

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - That INDIE Dude94

Blog do Ronaldo95

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Blog do Ronaldo96

Slabovia.tv97

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Slabovia.tv98

iSpoil.net99

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs100

Andrés Gallego101

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs102

Retro, Vintage, Experimental

The Bond Makeover103

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs104

Korbinian Folk105

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Korbinian Folk106

Lynnterpretation107

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs108

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/28/45-excellent-blog-designs/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/22/30-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/20/45-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/08/now-more-than-ever-50-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  5. 5 http://acko.net/
  6. 6 http://acko.net/
  7. 7 http://www.standardsforlife.com/override-inline-styles-from-the-stylesheet/
  8. 8 http://www.standardsforlife.com/override-inline-styles-from-the-stylesheet/
  9. 9 http://www.wishingline.com/notebook/
  10. 10 http://www.wishingline.com/notebook/
  11. 11 http://hi.pirajafisken.net/
  12. 12 http://hi.pirajafisken.net/
  13. 13 http://www.loodo.com.br/
  14. 14 http://www.loodo.com.br/
  15. 15 http://www.matblogg.se/
  16. 16 http://www.matblogg.se/
  17. 17 http://www.kylehaskins.com/
  18. 18 http://www.kylehaskins.com/
  19. 19 http://www.cc-pays-sud-gatine.fr/
  20. 20 http://www.cc-pays-sud-gatine.fr/
  21. 21 http://www.alifelski.com/blog
  22. 22 http://www.alifelski.com/blog
  23. 23 http://www.leffetcrea.com/
  24. 24 http://www.leffetcrea.com/
  25. 25 http://www.giselejaquenod.com.ar/blog/
  26. 26 http://www.giselejaquenod.com.ar/blog/
  27. 27 http://www.thegraveyardbook.com/
  28. 28 http://www.thegraveyardbook.com/
  29. 29 http://www.viget.com/extend
  30. 30 http://www.viget.com/extend
  31. 31 http://www.marchanddetrucs.com/blog/
  32. 32 http://www.marchanddetrucs.com/blog/
  33. 33 http://www.tff4.com/
  34. 34 http://www.tff4.com/
  35. 35 http://markjardine.com/
  36. 36 http://markjardine.com/
  37. 37 http://matthewbuchanan.name/
  38. 38 http://matthewbuchanan.name/
  39. 39 http://www.goodbytes.be/index.php/blog/
  40. 40 http://www.goodbytes.be/index.php/blog/
  41. 41 http://www.45royale.com/blog/
  42. 42 http://www.45royale.com/blog/
  43. 43 http://www.macalicious.com/
  44. 44 http://www.macalicious.com/
  45. 45 http://www.nonesuch.com/journal
  46. 46 http://www.nonesuch.com/journal
  47. 47 http://www.objectifiedfilm.com/
  48. 48 http://www.objectifiedfilm.com/
  49. 49 http://therelevantelephant.com/
  50. 50 http://therelevantelephant.com/
  51. 51 http://www.designworkplan.com/
  52. 52 http://www.designworkplan.com/
  53. 53 http://ciclismourbano.info/
  54. 54 http://ciclismourbano.info/
  55. 55 http://surfstation.com/
  56. 56 http://surfstation.com/
  57. 57 http://www.designsensory.com/blog/
  58. 58 http://www.designsensory.com/blog/
  59. 59 http://jasonsantamaria.com/
  60. 60 http://jasonsantamaria.com/
  61. 61 http://www.wilsonminer.com/
  62. 62 http://www.wilsonminer.com/
  63. 63 http://corp.viewzi.com/index.php/v2/blog
  64. 64 http://corp.viewzi.com/index.php/v2/blog
  65. 65 http://www.highresolution.info/weblog/
  66. 66 http://www.highresolution.info/weblog/
  67. 67 http://www.neil-scott.com/
  68. 68 http://www.neil-scott.com/
  69. 69 http://www.littleengine.com/blog
  70. 70 http://www.littleengine.com/blog
  71. 71 http://blog.fiveruns.com/
  72. 72 http://blog.fiveruns.com/
  73. 73 http://www.forgetfoo.com/
  74. 74 http://www.forgetfoo.com/
  75. 75 http://retinart.net/graphic-design/50remakes-ag
  76. 76 http://retinart.net/graphic-design/50remakes-ag
  77. 77 http://www.nomilktoday.be/
  78. 78 http://www.nomilktoday.be/
  79. 79 http://www.amymahon.com/
  80. 80 http://www.amymahon.com/
  81. 81 http://meaganfisher.com/
  82. 82 http://meaganfisher.com/
  83. 83 http://www.rockatee.com/
  84. 84 http://www.rockatee.com/
  85. 85 http://tjmapes.com/
  86. 86 http://tjmapes.com/
  87. 87 http://www.holdrio-and-co.com/wordpress/
  88. 88 http://www.holdrio-and-co.com/wordpress/
  89. 89 http://dreamling.ca/
  90. 90 http://dreamling.ca/
  91. 91 http://www.jeffsarmiento.com/
  92. 92 http://www.jeffsarmiento.com/
  93. 93 http://www.thatindiedude.com/
  94. 94 http://www.thatindiedude.com/
  95. 95 http://ronaldofraga.com/blog/
  96. 96 http://ronaldofraga.com/blog/
  97. 97 http://www.slabovia.tv/
  98. 98 http://www.slabovia.tv/
  99. 99 http://www.ispoil.net/
  100. 100 http://www.ispoil.net/
  101. 101 http://andresgallego.es/
  102. 102 http://andresgallego.es/
  103. 103 http://www.bondmakeover.com/blog.php
  104. 104 http://www.bondmakeover.com/blog.php
  105. 105 http://www.korbinianpolk.com/
  106. 106 http://www.korbinianpolk.com/
  107. 107 http://www.lynnterpretation.com/
  108. 108 http://www.lynnterpretation.com/
  109. 109 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/28/45-excellent-blog-designs/
  110. 110 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/22/30-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  111. 111 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/20/45-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  112. 112 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/08/now-more-than-ever-50-more-excellent-blog-designs/

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Sven is the co-founder and former CEO of Smashing Magazine. He's now writing at his Conterest Blog, where he focuses on blogs, content strategy and publishing — all in German.

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  1. 1

    All of these are amazing! Great list.

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  2. 102

    I liked the macalicious design, it was awesome.
    btw, guyz have a look over this site theme, its also wonderful ;- .http://www.techhacker.org/

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  3. 203

    awesome blog…

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  4. 304

    Manners matter a lot to me. ,

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  5. 405

    I’m looking for all these wonderful safari based applications to go native for the iphone. ,

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  6. 506

    Hello,

    It is really nice selection. I would like to suggest you one: krispykrush.com/

    Let me kniow what you think :)

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  7. 607

    Great collection of designs, especially the first one – Ackno. Many thanks for sharing them.

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  8. 708

    Awesome designs and also great inspirations for web designers like me. I am also running a blog bloggeranalytics.blogspot.com Blogger Tricks but never satisfied with its look. May be i can do something new with it now. Thanks any way.

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  9. 809

    these are beautiful designs

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