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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 Jost

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Standards for Life by Natalie Jost

Wishingline7

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Wishingline8

Langgatan 3a

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs

Loodo.com.br9

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs10

Matblogg.se11

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs12

Kyle Haskins13

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Kyle Haskins14

Pays Sud Gatine15

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs16

Ali Felski

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs

L’effet Créa17

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Kyle Haskins18

Gisele Jaquenod19

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Gisele Jaquenod20

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyeard Book21

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs22

Viget.com/Extend

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs

Marchand de Trucs23

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Marchand de Trucs24

Thomas Finley25

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Thomas Finley26

Mark Jardine27

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Mark Jardine28

Matthew Buchanan29
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 Buchanan30

Goodbytes.be31

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Goodbytes.be32

45royale Inc.33

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - 45royale Inc.34

Macalicious

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Macalicious

Clean Designs Link

Nonesuch Records35

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Nonesuch Records36

Objectified37

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Objectified: A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit38

The Relevant Elephant39

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs40

Designworklpan.com41

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs42

Ciclismo Urbano43

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs44

Surfstation.com45

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs46

Designsensory47

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Wishingline48

Jason Santa Maria49

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Jason Santa Maria50

Wilson Miner51

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Wilson Miner52

Viewzi Corporate53

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Viewzi Corporate54

High Resolution55

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - High Resolution56

Neil Scott57

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Neil Scott58

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

Fiveruns

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs

forgetfoo

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - forgetfoo

Grunge, Handwriting and Collage Link

Retinart.net59

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs60

No MILK Today61

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - No MILK Today62

AmyMahon.com

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs

Meagan Fisher63

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs64

Rockatee.com65

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs66

tj mapes

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - tj mapes

Holdrio-and-co.com67

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs68

Dreamling.ca69

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs70

Jeffrey Sarmiento71

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Jeffrey Sarmiento72

That INDIE Dude

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - That INDIE Dude

Blog do Ronaldo73

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Blog do Ronaldo74

Slabovia.tv75

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Slabovia.tv76

iSpoil.net77

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs78

Andrés Gallego79

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs80

Retro, Vintage, Experimental Link

The Bond Makeover81

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs82

Korbinian Folk

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Korbinian Folk

Lynnterpretation83

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs84

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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.wishingline.com/notebook/
  8. 8 http://www.wishingline.com/notebook/
  9. 9 http://www.loodo.com.br/
  10. 10 http://www.loodo.com.br/
  11. 11 http://www.matblogg.se/
  12. 12 http://www.matblogg.se/
  13. 13 http://www.kylehaskins.com/
  14. 14 http://www.kylehaskins.com/
  15. 15 http://www.cc-pays-sud-gatine.fr/
  16. 16 http://www.cc-pays-sud-gatine.fr/
  17. 17 http://www.leffetcrea.com/
  18. 18 http://www.leffetcrea.com/
  19. 19 http://www.giselejaquenod.com.ar/blog/
  20. 20 http://www.giselejaquenod.com.ar/blog/
  21. 21 http://www.thegraveyardbook.com/
  22. 22 http://www.thegraveyardbook.com/
  23. 23 http://www.marchanddetrucs.com/blog/
  24. 24 http://www.marchanddetrucs.com/blog/
  25. 25 http://www.tff4.com/
  26. 26 http://www.tff4.com/
  27. 27 http://markjardine.com/
  28. 28 http://markjardine.com/
  29. 29 http://matthewbuchanan.name/
  30. 30 http://matthewbuchanan.name/
  31. 31 http://www.goodbytes.be/index.php/blog/
  32. 32 http://www.goodbytes.be/index.php/blog/
  33. 33 http://www.45royale.com/blog/
  34. 34 http://www.45royale.com/blog/
  35. 35 http://www.nonesuch.com/journal
  36. 36 http://www.nonesuch.com/journal
  37. 37 http://www.objectifiedfilm.com/
  38. 38 http://www.objectifiedfilm.com/
  39. 39 http://therelevantelephant.com/
  40. 40 http://therelevantelephant.com/
  41. 41 http://www.designworkplan.com/
  42. 42 http://www.designworkplan.com/
  43. 43 http://ciclismourbano.info/
  44. 44 http://ciclismourbano.info/
  45. 45 http://surfstation.com/
  46. 46 http://surfstation.com/
  47. 47 http://www.designsensory.com/blog/
  48. 48 http://www.designsensory.com/blog/
  49. 49 http://jasonsantamaria.com/
  50. 50 http://jasonsantamaria.com/
  51. 51 http://www.wilsonminer.com/
  52. 52 http://www.wilsonminer.com/
  53. 53 http://corp.viewzi.com/index.php/v2/blog
  54. 54 http://corp.viewzi.com/index.php/v2/blog
  55. 55 http://www.highresolution.info/weblog/
  56. 56 http://www.highresolution.info/weblog/
  57. 57 http://www.neil-scott.com/
  58. 58 http://www.neil-scott.com/
  59. 59 http://retinart.net/graphic-design/50remakes-ag
  60. 60 http://retinart.net/graphic-design/50remakes-ag
  61. 61 http://www.nomilktoday.be/
  62. 62 http://www.nomilktoday.be/
  63. 63 http://meaganfisher.com/
  64. 64 http://meaganfisher.com/
  65. 65 http://www.rockatee.com/
  66. 66 http://www.rockatee.com/
  67. 67 http://www.holdrio-and-co.com/wordpress/
  68. 68 http://www.holdrio-and-co.com/wordpress/
  69. 69 http://dreamling.ca/
  70. 70 http://dreamling.ca/
  71. 71 http://www.jeffsarmiento.com/
  72. 72 http://www.jeffsarmiento.com/
  73. 73 http://ronaldofraga.com/blog/
  74. 74 http://ronaldofraga.com/blog/
  75. 75 http://www.slabovia.tv/
  76. 76 http://www.slabovia.tv/
  77. 77 http://www.ispoil.net/
  78. 78 http://www.ispoil.net/
  79. 79 http://andresgallego.es/
  80. 80 http://andresgallego.es/
  81. 81 http://www.bondmakeover.com/blog.php
  82. 82 http://www.bondmakeover.com/blog.php
  83. 83 http://www.lynnterpretation.com/
  84. 84 http://www.lynnterpretation.com/
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/28/45-excellent-blog-designs/
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/22/30-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/20/45-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  88. 88 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!

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  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.

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  5. 5

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

    Joffrey,
    Geek and Hype

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  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

    fabien thomas

    October 23, 2008 4:27 pm

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

    Thanks for sharing

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  9. 9

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

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  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!!

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  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

    Raphael Aleixo

    October 23, 2008 5:06 pm

    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.

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  15. 15

    pixelinjection

    October 23, 2008 5:38 pm

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

    1
  16. 16

    Wow, it’s amazing!!!!

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  17. 17

    muy bueno

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  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!

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  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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  31. 31

    Ole Martin Kristiansen

    October 24, 2008 2:27 am

    Thank you very much for featuring my site, and even putting it on the front page. What an honor! Too bad my site has gone down because of all the traffic, I really really need to change my hosting.

    Thanks!

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  32. 32

    Very nice designs.

    Thank you.

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  33. 33

    I love jasonsantamaria.com :) The typography and layout is awesome! Hyper Island is also great!

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  34. 34

    Great list. I am going to bookmark this page and reference to it later.

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  35. 35

    黯然销魂剑

    October 24, 2008 3:48 am

    So amazing!

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  36. 36

    stefano picco

    October 24, 2008 4:02 am

    very impressive, I like it :)

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  37. 37

    Very impressive designs.
    I like Loodo and Meagan Fisher specially.

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  38. 38

    Great designs..Realy

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  39. 39

    Nice collection there! Some great designs and good inspiration :)

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  40. 40

    Some nice designs, but many seem (to me) a bit busy and quite trendy. But hey, if that’s what you’re into…

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