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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!

You may want to take a look at the following related posts:

Beautiful Blog Designs Link

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 Link

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

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.

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - LittleEngine

Fiveruns69

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs70

forgetfoo

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - forgetfoo

Grunge, Handwriting and Collage Link

Retinart.net71

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs72

No MILK Today73

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - No MILK Today74

AmyMahon.com

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs

Meagan Fisher75

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs76

Rockatee.com77

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs78

tj mapes

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - tj mapes

Holdrio-and-co.com79

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs80

Dreamling.ca81

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs82

Jeffrey Sarmiento83

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Jeffrey Sarmiento84

That INDIE Dude

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - That INDIE Dude

Blog do Ronaldo85

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Blog do Ronaldo86

Slabovia.tv87

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Slabovia.tv88

iSpoil.net89

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs90

Andrés Gallego91

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs92

Retro, Vintage, Experimental Link

The Bond Makeover93

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs94

Korbinian Folk

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Korbinian Folk

Lynnterpretation95

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs96

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/28/45-excellent-blog-designs/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/22/30-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/20/45-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  4. 4 https://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://blog.fiveruns.com/
  70. 70 http://blog.fiveruns.com/
  71. 71 http://retinart.net/graphic-design/50remakes-ag
  72. 72 http://retinart.net/graphic-design/50remakes-ag
  73. 73 http://www.nomilktoday.be/
  74. 74 http://www.nomilktoday.be/
  75. 75 http://meaganfisher.com/
  76. 76 http://meaganfisher.com/
  77. 77 http://www.rockatee.com/
  78. 78 http://www.rockatee.com/
  79. 79 http://www.holdrio-and-co.com/wordpress/
  80. 80 http://www.holdrio-and-co.com/wordpress/
  81. 81 http://dreamling.ca/
  82. 82 http://dreamling.ca/
  83. 83 http://www.jeffsarmiento.com/
  84. 84 http://www.jeffsarmiento.com/
  85. 85 http://ronaldofraga.com/blog/
  86. 86 http://ronaldofraga.com/blog/
  87. 87 http://www.slabovia.tv/
  88. 88 http://www.slabovia.tv/
  89. 89 http://www.ispoil.net/
  90. 90 http://www.ispoil.net/
  91. 91 http://andresgallego.es/
  92. 92 http://andresgallego.es/
  93. 93 http://www.bondmakeover.com/blog.php
  94. 94 http://www.bondmakeover.com/blog.php
  95. 95 http://www.lynnterpretation.com/
  96. 96 http://www.lynnterpretation.com/
  97. 97 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/28/45-excellent-blog-designs/
  98. 98 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/22/30-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  99. 99 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/20/45-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  100. 100 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/08/now-more-than-ever-50-more-excellent-blog-designs/
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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!

    1
  2. 2

    Nice list!! thx!! amazing designs!

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  3. 3

    i like korbinian folk.

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  4. 4

    some nice looking sites gathered.

    0
  5. 5

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

    Joffrey,
    Geek and Hype

    1
  6. 6

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

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  7. 7

    Great selection, thanks for sharing!

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  8. 8

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

    Thanks for sharing

    0
  9. 9

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

    1
  10. 10

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

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  11. 11

    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!!

    0
  12. 12

    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!

    0
  13. 13

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

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  14. 14

    love it soooo much. really inspiring.

    0
  15. 15

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

    1
  16. 16

    Wow, it’s amazing!!!!

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  17. 17
  18. 18

    Typo in the link Designworklpan.com!

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  19. 19

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

    0
  20. 20

    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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  21. 21

    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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  22. 22

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

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  23. 23

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

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  24. 24

    Loodo is awesome!!

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  25. 25

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

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  26. 26

    WOW :-) Very Nice Designs

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  27. 27

    Really nice :)

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  28. 28

    too good designs…
    every thing is inspiration … thanks

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  29. 29

    Thanks again, some of this design are really awesome !

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  30. 30

    Great :)
    Please guys next time, could you put anchors on each design ? :P

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