50 New Beautiful Blog Designs

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There are things that can’t be showcased too often. For instance, beautiful blog designs. We have presented hundreds1 of2 beautiful3 blog4 designs5 in the past and now it’s time to provide our readers with a fresh portion of tasty design inspiration.

All blogs listed below have an original, unique design. They aren’t based upon some ready-to-be-used WordPress templates, but are the result of a hard, time-consuming work – therefore they deserve respect and admiration. Yes, many of these design are quite “heavy” on graphcs, not only because they look impressive on a tiny 550px-width-screenshot.

Below we present 50 new, beautiful, creative and (hopefully) inspiring blog designs. We feature many various styles and designs – hopefully, everybody will find some inspiring elements and design solutions for his or her next design. And, of course, thanks to all designers and artists featured in this post! All screenshots are linked to the original designer’s site.

Beautiful and Original Blog Designs

Duiwaigh6

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Iemai8

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Douglas Menezes10

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A Crayons Life12

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Blog me Tender14

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Nice Web Type16

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Foodtease18

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Mike Matas20

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Questionable Characters22

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idsgn24

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SushiMonstr26

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Brown Blog Films28

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Addicted to New30

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Nalden32

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The Klog34

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Guns & Donuts36

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moradito38

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Daustralala40

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Digital Mash42

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Jack Cheng44

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Huwshimi: A robot blog46

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Cocoia Blog48

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Metalab50

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Mateus Neves52

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Ryan McMaster54

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Rin & Wendy56

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Markup & Style Society58

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Get and Give60

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The Astonishing Adventures of Lord Likely62

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Fritz Quadrata64

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Argee66

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Steven Mullen68

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Owltastic70

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Snailbird72

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Henry Hoffman74

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Guillermo Esteves76

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Skylab78

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Gary Nock80

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5Pieces82

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Ethan Marcotte84

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Dino Latoga86

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tehCpeng88

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Darren Hoyt90

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Elliot Jay Stocks92

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From The Couch94

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Mike Rundle96

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Boris Forconi98

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Nasendackel100

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/28/showcase-of-elegant-and-original-blog-designs/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/23/50-beautiful-blog-designs/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/08/now-more-than-ever-50-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/20/45-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/22/30-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  6. 6 http://www.duirwaigh.com/
  7. 7 http://www.duirwaigh.com/
  8. 8 http://iemai.com.br/blog
  9. 9 http://iemai.com.br/blog
  10. 10 http://douglasmenezes.com/wp/blog/
  11. 11 http://douglasmenezes.com/wp/blog/
  12. 12 http://www.crayonslife.com/my_blog
  13. 13 http://www.crayonslife.com/my_blog
  14. 14 http://www.blogmetender.com/
  15. 15 http://www.blogmetender.com/
  16. 16 http://nicewebtype.com/
  17. 17 http://nicewebtype.com/
  18. 18 http://foodtease.com/
  19. 19 http://foodtease.com/
  20. 20 http://www.mikematas.com/
  21. 21 http://www.mikematas.com/
  22. 22 http://www.questionablecharacters.com/
  23. 23 http://www.questionablecharacters.com/
  24. 24 http://www.idsgn.org/posts/
  25. 25 http://www.idsgn.org/posts/
  26. 26 http://www.sushimonstr.com/
  27. 27 http://www.sushimonstr.com/
  28. 28 http://www.brownblogfilms.com/
  29. 29 http://www.brownblogfilms.com/
  30. 30 http://addictedtonew.com/
  31. 31 http://addictedtonew.com/
  32. 32 http://www.nalden.net/
  33. 33 http://www.nalden.net/
  34. 34 http://www.koodoz.com.au/klog/
  35. 35 http://www.koodoz.com.au/klog/
  36. 36 http://www.gunsanddonuts.com/
  37. 37 http://www.gunsanddonuts.com/
  38. 38 http://moradito.com.ar/
  39. 39 http://moradito.com.ar/
  40. 40 http://daus.trala.la/
  41. 41 http://daus.trala.la/
  42. 42 http://digitalmash.com/journal/articles/dynamic-columns/
  43. 43 http://digitalmash.com/journal/articles/dynamic-columns/
  44. 44 http://www.jackcheng.com/
  45. 45 http://www.jackcheng.com/
  46. 46 http://huwshimi.com/blog/
  47. 47 http://huwshimi.com/blog/
  48. 48 http://blog.cocoia.com/
  49. 49 http://blog.cocoia.com/
  50. 50 http://www.metalabdesign.com/blog/
  51. 51 http://www.metalabdesign.com/blog/
  52. 52 http://www.mateusneves.com/
  53. 53 http://www.mateusneves.com/
  54. 54 http://ryanmcmaster.com/web-design-blog/
  55. 55 http://ryanmcmaster.com/web-design-blog/
  56. 56 http://rin-wendy.com/
  57. 57 http://rin-wendy.com/
  58. 58 http://markupandstyle.org/
  59. 59 http://markupandstyle.org/
  60. 60 http://gag.careforkidsfarm.com/
  61. 61 http://gag.careforkidsfarm.com/
  62. 62 http://www.lordlikely.com/
  63. 63 http://www.lordlikely.com/
  64. 64 http://www.fritz-quadrata.de/
  65. 65 http://www.fritz-quadrata.de/
  66. 66 http://www.argee.org/
  67. 67 http://www.argee.org/
  68. 68 http://www.stevemullencreative.com/words.php
  69. 69 http://www.stevemullencreative.com/words.php
  70. 70 http://owltastic.com/
  71. 71 http://owltastic.com/
  72. 72 http://snailbird.com/
  73. 73 http://snailbird.com/
  74. 74 http://www.henryhoffman.com/
  75. 75 http://www.henryhoffman.com/
  76. 76 http://www.gesteves.com/
  77. 77 http://www.gesteves.com/
  78. 78 http://blog.kupferwerk.net/
  79. 79 http://blog.kupferwerk.net/
  80. 80 http://www.garynock.com/blog/
  81. 81 http://www.garynock.com/blog/
  82. 82 http://5pieces.com/blog/
  83. 83 http://5pieces.com/blog/
  84. 84 http://unstoppablerobotninja.com/journal/
  85. 85 http://unstoppablerobotninja.com/journal/
  86. 86 http://dinolatoga.com/blog/
  87. 87 http://dinolatoga.com/blog/
  88. 88 http://tehcpeng.net/
  89. 89 http://tehcpeng.net/
  90. 90 http://www.darrenhoyt.com/blog/
  91. 91 http://www.darrenhoyt.com/blog/
  92. 92 http://elliotjaystocks.com/blog/
  93. 93 http://elliotjaystocks.com/blog/
  94. 94 http://www.from-the-couch.com
  95. 95 http://www.from-the-couch.com
  96. 96 http://www.flyosity.com/
  97. 97 http://www.flyosity.com/
  98. 98 http://www.borisforconi.net/category/blog
  99. 99 http://www.borisforconi.net/category/blog
  100. 100 http://www.nasendackel.de/
  101. 101 http://www.nasendackel.de/

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  1. 1

    Very good collection of inspiration Blog design. Thanks SM!!

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  2. 52

    @Carl: Jeff Sarmiento didn’t rip off that rocket graphic. So what if he bought the stock photo? It doesn’t mean it’s ripped off. You are stupid Carl.

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  3. 103

    Fantastic works.
    were all these designs created for wordpress?

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  4. 154

    @Suede: chill out, dude! Carl was being sarcastic because Rob had accused the Skylab blog of ripping Sarmiento’s design, which was not necessarily true, as that rocket can be buyed from a Stock Images source.

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  5. 205

    This is a fantastic list and I’m honored to be featured along side such great names. Thank you!

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  6. 256

    great selection as usual! i love owltastic, very simple but clean and funny with the bird! it actually inspired me a little bit for my own blog http://www.jenesaispaschoisir.com even if meagan’blog is way better than mine ;)

    great idea for rin & wendy too, it looks nice!

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    Ashely Adams : Sticker Printing

    July 22, 2009 11:17 pm

    Wow, this is huge! In fact, big enough to keep me busy through the day. Exploring these new ideas will inspire a lot of people out there. Blogs can be used as a platform through which designers can demonstrate their original and unique ideas. I personally liked “Duiwaigh”, it’s very classy. Thanks.

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  8. 358

    soooooooooooooooooooo usefullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

    thanks allot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. 409

    Awesome collection.. feel like improving my blog after seeing such fantastic designs..

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  10. 460

    Thank you for featuring me. I’m very honored to be in the same list with the masters like Elliot Jay Stocks, Darren Hoyt, and Ethan Marcotte. :)

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  11. 511

    great selection but i see all the design are US blog design. Why french blog aren’t in the list ?? :D

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  12. 562

    Nice collection!
    Where is my blog? Web Design Magazine :)

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  13. 613

    cool blog !! nice webdesign !

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  14. 664

    I’m not really feeling a few of them, but it’s still a very nice list.

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  15. 715

    Some good sites, the one that caught my eye was http://www.nalden.net. Maybe the first time I have seen a blog designed in flash but the results are spectacular. Well done on such good work!

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  16. 766

    http://www.borisforconi.net/category/blog reminds me of http://www.shauninman.com/blog – but it’s just a similar style…

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  17. 817

    Great article,
    Realy inspiring stuff in there!

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  18. 868

    A honor and pleasant surprise to find ourselves among these great designs – Thank you!

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  19. 919

    Some nice designs, but a lot are pure eye candy and not comfortable to read. Good “design” should not only attract but assist the user to get what they want out of the site, i.e. read the bloody blog! To be fair, you did say this post was about “beautiful” blogs, not necessarily well designed…

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  20. 970

    woooooouuuuu….its nice design for blog..thnks alot

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  21. 1021

    well, i cant not believe that people are actully saying that this is a good collection!

    The designs are crap, where is the creativity….. just creating a background image for a web page does not make it a good design!

    You guys really need to do better!

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  22. 1072

    I have always heard of Elliot Jay Stocks, I new he was the master of css, etc. But after seeing his new design, I am inspired. Thank You Elliot. and Thank you smashing magazine.

    This is a great list as always.

    It is always good to see that people are thinking out of the box.
    great post!

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  23. 1123

    Great blogs!!! the first one is awesome.
    Here is another nice blog : Blup

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  24. 1174

    Amazing post guys, keep up the good work!

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  25. 1225

    Awsome collection. Thank you

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  26. 1276

    Awsome collection, I lliked the first one most. Thanks for sharing this information

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  27. 1327

    I’m so glad and honoured to be featured here! You don’t even know how much I admire SM :)
    Thank you so muuuch!

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    Guillermo Esteves

    July 23, 2009 10:23 am

    I totally don’t deserve to be in that list. Thank you so much.

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  29. 1429

    Nice list

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  30. 1480

    Thank you so much for featuring our site (Duirwaigh Studios) here.
    It is an honor to be part of such an impressive list of great blogs.

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  31. 1531

    Some great ones in the list! However there are a few not displaying well for Mac Firefox 2…?

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  32. 1582

    Digital mash is one of may fav blog designs out there

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  33. 1633

    Nice collection

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  34. 1684

    I’m really proud of Dino Latoga!

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  35. 1735

    very cool, some of them are extremely simple but their use of fonts and layout and simple background with great lighting makes it so classy. love it. i want to make one like those some day.

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    Jessette Dayate

    July 24, 2009 10:53 pm

    Wow, I’m quite surprised to see my site here, A Crayon’s Life. Thank you Smashing Mag! It’s an honor to be placed next to these beautiful blog sites, and as I am also a fan of fairy-like drawings and artworks, I personally love Duirwaigh Studios.

    To olybop, these sites are not all from the US. I am from the Philippines, and currently based in Singapore. :)

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  37. 1837

    I was casually looking for inspiration and low and behold, my site is featured. Many thanks Smashing!

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  38. 1888

    cool ones. I just love Ryan McMaster.

    but Rin & Wendy though is cool and original, is not new

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  39. 1939

    makes me want to design a site right now!

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  40. 1990

    Wow, awesome collection guys! The Blog Me Tender site looks pretty cool.

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  41. 2041

    @ rmlumley “I agree that readability is always the #1 concern.” Don’t mistake legibility for content – said David Carson ;) Very often text can’t transport all the content. Always keep that in mind!

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  42. 2092

    love SushiMonstr it’s a nice looking blog!

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  43. 2143

    some stunning designs there, really inspiring

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  44. 2194

    Some really nice examples here. I’m honored for the mention – thanks Smashing.

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  45. 2245

    nice collection :)

    and somebody of webzurnal.cz/webdesign/50-nadhernych-blog-designu published the same article (copy), i think thay have no permission…

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  46. 2296

    Nice collection!

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  47. 2347

    VERY GOOD……CONGRATS IEMAI

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    Daniel - Geldkrieg

    August 21, 2009 1:57 pm

    wow! there so lovely designed and innovated themes there … great to see what u can do with just a simple blog

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    These are some sweet sites.

    Here are a few of my favorite sites that are built in WordPress.

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  50. 2500

    Ok so i decided to make a personal website. I go and learn HTML, learn CSS, learn some basic JAVAScript and then I happen upon this page.
    What the f. How can I match these blogs? I dont have an inkling of creativity in me and I sure as hell cant settle for anything less than awesome. wtf

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