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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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Matblogg.se

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Kyle Haskins

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Pays Sud Gatine

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Ali Felski

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L’effet Créa

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Gisele Jaquenod

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Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyeard Book

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Viget.com/Extend

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Marchand de Trucs

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Thomas Finley

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Mark Jardine

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Matthew Buchanan
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.

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Goodbytes.be

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45royale Inc.

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Macalicious

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Nonesuch Records

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Objectified

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The Relevant Elephant

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Designworklpan.com

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Ciclismo Urbano

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Surfstation.com

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Designsensory

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Jason Santa Maria

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Wilson Miner

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Viewzi Corporate

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High Resolution

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LittleEngine
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.

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Fiveruns

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forgetfoo

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Retinart.net

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No MILK Today

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AmyMahon.com

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Meagan Fisher

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Rockatee.com

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tj mapes

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Holdrio-and-co.com

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Dreamling.ca

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Jeffrey Sarmiento

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That INDIE Dude

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Blog do Ronaldo

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Slabovia.tv

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iSpoil.net

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Andrés Gallego

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The Bond Makeover

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Korbinian Folk

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Lynnterpretation

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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

    Very nice list! Though a lot of these designs are top notch, I do feel my blog would fit in one of these lists too!

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    Nice list!! thx!! amazing designs!

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    i like korbinian folk.

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    some nice looking sites gathered.

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    Wow, your best feature SM! :)
    Hope I’ll see mine one day… Just kidding. :p

    Joffrey,
    Geek and Hype

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    Yep, “glossy style” is dead. Very cool blogs ^_^

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    Great selection, thanks for sharing!

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    Very nice selection, i hope my blog will be in one of your list a day ;))

    Thanks for sharing

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    great list guys, as usual ;)
    I was hoping to see my blog listed eheh!

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    Thank you so so much for featuring dreamling.ca!! You guys are so lovely! :D

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    Ooohhh my god! I am dying now, blushed! I send my students to read you guys all the time!! Now what wil I say! What an honor!!

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    Christopher Anderton

    October 23, 2008 5:00 pm

    Wow. Nice to have Matblogg in the list! :)
    I follow SmashingMagazine everyday. So it’s was a nice suprise to find my blog in the list.

    Cheers!

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    Wow. Thanks a lot. Is an honor to be spotlighted in Smashing Magazine!

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    love it soooo much. really inspiring.

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    Amazing design blogs! I really like the first one though!

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    Wow, it’s amazing!!!!

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    Typo in the link Designworklpan.com!

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    Thank you so much guys for featuring l’effet crea, lot of hard work was put in that design!

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    Christopher Ross (thisismyurl.com)

    October 23, 2008 6:50 pm

    Geez, I didn’t make it again? hm … OK, I guess I can see why.

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    Awesome list!

    Thank you SOO much for featuring my site — That INDIE Dude.

    PLEASE check out my latest venture if you have a chance. It’s called We Design Change, and it is a meeting place / launching pad for designers and artists who want to use their creativity to make the world a better place. Sign up and tell your friends! :)

    Thanks again for the mention!

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    The Neil Gaiman and Jason Santa Maria blogs are extremely impressive. Anything put out by Vidget is also top-notch… awesome work!

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    Impressive indeed. One of my favorites is Ten Thousand Things, personally I’m a big fan of dark schemes.

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    Dang, Natalie Jost’s website returns 403 forbidden for me. I always love her designs.

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    Loodo is awesome!!

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    very nice collection
    you could try one day something else, like showcase of not-english blogs ;)

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    WOW :-) Very Nice Designs

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    Really nice :)

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    too good designs…
    every thing is inspiration … thanks

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    Thanks again, some of this design are really awesome !

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