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50 Beautiful Blog Designs

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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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 Elephant

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs

Designworklpan.com39

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs40

Ciclismo Urbano41

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs42

Surfstation.com43

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs44

Designsensory45

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Wishingline46

Jason Santa Maria47

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Jason Santa Maria48

Wilson Miner49

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Wilson Miner50

Viewzi Corporate51

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Viewzi Corporate52

High Resolution53

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - High Resolution54

Neil Scott55

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Neil Scott56

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.net57

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs58

No MILK Today59

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - No MILK Today60

AmyMahon.com

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs

Meagan Fisher61

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs62

Rockatee.com63

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs64

tj mapes

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - tj mapes

Holdrio-and-co.com65

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs66

Dreamling.ca67

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs68

Jeffrey Sarmiento69

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Jeffrey Sarmiento70

That INDIE Dude

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - That INDIE Dude

Blog do Ronaldo71

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Blog do Ronaldo72

Slabovia.tv73

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Slabovia.tv74

iSpoil.net75

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs76

Andrés Gallego77

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs78

Retro, Vintage, Experimental Link

The Bond Makeover79

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs80

Korbinian Folk

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs - Korbinian Folk

Lynnterpretation81

Showcase of Beautiful Blogs82

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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://www.designworkplan.com/
  40. 40 http://www.designworkplan.com/
  41. 41 http://ciclismourbano.info/
  42. 42 http://ciclismourbano.info/
  43. 43 http://surfstation.com/
  44. 44 http://surfstation.com/
  45. 45 http://www.designsensory.com/blog/
  46. 46 http://www.designsensory.com/blog/
  47. 47 http://jasonsantamaria.com/
  48. 48 http://jasonsantamaria.com/
  49. 49 http://www.wilsonminer.com/
  50. 50 http://www.wilsonminer.com/
  51. 51 http://corp.viewzi.com/index.php/v2/blog
  52. 52 http://corp.viewzi.com/index.php/v2/blog
  53. 53 http://www.highresolution.info/weblog/
  54. 54 http://www.highresolution.info/weblog/
  55. 55 http://www.neil-scott.com/
  56. 56 http://www.neil-scott.com/
  57. 57 http://retinart.net/graphic-design/50remakes-ag
  58. 58 http://retinart.net/graphic-design/50remakes-ag
  59. 59 http://www.nomilktoday.be/
  60. 60 http://www.nomilktoday.be/
  61. 61 http://meaganfisher.com/
  62. 62 http://meaganfisher.com/
  63. 63 http://www.rockatee.com/
  64. 64 http://www.rockatee.com/
  65. 65 http://www.holdrio-and-co.com/wordpress/
  66. 66 http://www.holdrio-and-co.com/wordpress/
  67. 67 http://dreamling.ca/
  68. 68 http://dreamling.ca/
  69. 69 http://www.jeffsarmiento.com/
  70. 70 http://www.jeffsarmiento.com/
  71. 71 http://ronaldofraga.com/blog/
  72. 72 http://ronaldofraga.com/blog/
  73. 73 http://www.slabovia.tv/
  74. 74 http://www.slabovia.tv/
  75. 75 http://www.ispoil.net/
  76. 76 http://www.ispoil.net/
  77. 77 http://andresgallego.es/
  78. 78 http://andresgallego.es/
  79. 79 http://www.bondmakeover.com/blog.php
  80. 80 http://www.bondmakeover.com/blog.php
  81. 81 http://www.lynnterpretation.com/
  82. 82 http://www.lynnterpretation.com/
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/28/45-excellent-blog-designs/
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/22/30-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/20/45-more-excellent-blog-designs/
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/08/now-more-than-ever-50-more-excellent-blog-designs/
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  1. 1

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

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  2. 2

    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
  3. 3

    Nice list!! thx!! amazing designs!

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  4. 4

    i like korbinian folk.

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  5. 5

    some nice looking sites gathered.

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  6. 6

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

    Joffrey,
    Geek and Hype

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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!

    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!!

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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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