40 Web Design Artists And 102 Websites Worth Watching

Posted in Inspiration, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 66 Comments

I am continuing Top DeviantArtist worth watching series and now I stopped to the best web designers I could find. I only listed those artists, whom layouts I found to be really unique and inspiring, taking classical web design actually to the next level.

These layouts are really artworks with amazing details, You usually don’t see browsing through the web. Consider this article as inspirational article now and if You choose to watch those artists, then inspiration blasts in long term. At first I wanted to pick only 2 website examples from each artists, but there was several so amazing webdesigns, where I couldn’t stop and picked 3 or 4 examples. Enjoy this list, hope this will help to get inspired in regular basis!

Consider checking also crazy designer portfolio roundup from year 2012 for even more inspiration.

1. Elusive – (22), from Canada.

avose-website-inspiration

onyx-website-inspiration

relic-website-inspiration

2. ECP-Pro – Kim Roar Dag Steen Trollsås (18), from Norway

Eye For Art-web-design-inspiration

Creative Staff-website-design-inspiration

3. Fel1x – Felix Valentin, from Germany

its me again-web-design-inspiration

New Valentin-web-design-inspiration

showcase web-design-inspiration

4. Nikeos – (19), from Israel

Airborne Portfolio Ex design-inspiration

Hardcore Designers 2008 design-inspiration

Spice Dancers Interface design-inspiration

5. JK89 – Justinas Krasuckas, from Lithuania

shininess-web-design-inspiration

image-web-design-inspiration

apple-web-design-inspiration

6. blind91 – Sebastian (18), from Germany

architecture-web-design-inspiration

designer s lounge design inspiration

7. kakkr – from United Kingdom

ichibo web-design-inspiration

Converzon web-design-inspiration

Portfolio v1 web-design-inspiration

8. mindfuckx – Jan Van Lysebettens (24), from Belgium

motorola-aura-website-inspiration

Imagine Air web-design-inspiration

9. nodethirtythree – from United States

Art themed template web-design-inspiration

green-brown-web-design-inspiration

Template 1 for 4T web-design-inspiration

10. tehacesequence – Marcin (25), from Poland

car-web-design-inspiration

oldtimer web-design-inspiration

11. Pixelbudah – Oasim Karmieh (28), Romania

Colorful Business webdesign-inspiration

Finance Website design-inspiration

Hussle Hard Entertainment design-inspiration

12. TIT0 – Alexandr (24), from Russia

ACCSite web-design-inspiration

children-website-inspiration

13. depthskins – Damian Madray (23), from Canada

Very loooooooooooong and beautiful website artwork – be sure to check it out in fullscreen.

Depthskins Design Studio inspiration

depthskins-realigned

14. sone-pl – Krzysztof Kolatorski (32), from Poland

Simple Web Page Design

portfolio-web-design-inspiration

15. Gregbike – Grzegorz Gawlik (22), from Poland

baterry-website-inspiration

sms website project presentation

16. l-a-m-p-e – Philipp Lampe (20), from Germany

der lampe website-design

eLab design-inspiration

inspired-web-design-inspiration

17. alexdesigns (19)

GRAPHITE design-inspiration

GRAPHWARE design-inspiration

vision-webdesign-inspiration

18. Frostenblade – (19), from Singapore

JD Style design-inspiration

Nicola nikolic-website-inspiration

SUPERFLASH Absolut Trance inspiration

19. Jedi88 – Dennis, from Germany

Cryingwolves FUTURE DESIGN

crywolf-webdesign-inspiration

20. Jimmybjorkman – Jimmy Björkman (18), from Sweden

Artcurl Website Mockup inspiration

Just another version inspiration

Tutdesk com-inspiration

[ad#bildes-ads]

21. Ld-sign – Sascha Zemke (20), from Germany

natural-website-design-inspiration

Nature digital-art-design-inspiration

22. Pho3nix-bf – Lucas (28), from Poland

gamemusic-design-inspiration

InvestLink Layout design-inspiration

23. JuliusX – Ali (20), from United States

Kenrico Redone design-inspiration

naruja-web-design-inspiration

ps3-design-web-inspiration

24. Osec – Daryl Ginn (19), from United Kingdom

CAJONO Interface webdesign-inspiration

ercsonas webdesign-inspiration

Fixed Adrenaline Temp-inspiration

imagination-is-creation-inspiration

25. Nas-Wd – Nasir Wadood (24), from Pakistan

Chauffeur Service Website inspiration

NEIMS webdesign-inspiration

26. zee7 – Zulal (20), from Pakistan

jill wage-design-inspiration

sports sensing design-inspiration

teomedia webdesign-inspiration

wonderland photography inspiration

27. Zhyphyr – Paris Miguez (28), from Spain

Design Critique subpage design

uluWatu multimedia design-inspiration

28. Pazdan – Tomek (22), from Poland

Personal Portfolio design-inspiration

Premium Club design-inspiration

29. G30dud3 – George English (16), from United Kingdom

dark-gallery-webdesign-inspiration

design-critique-webdesign-inspiration

english-web-design-inspiration

30. TurokFreak – Evertt De Sousa (25), from Brazil

Indian Costumes design-inspiration

mp3portal design-tutorial

31. Frose – (20), from Germany

increase design-inspiration

natural-web-design-vanci

naturluv webdesign-inspiration

32. Uribaani – Miika Ahvenjärvi, from Finland

Minimalistic Portfolio inspiration

personal-portfolio-secon-inspiration

personal-portfolio-website-design

33. CC-Designs – (18), from Germany

All that Jazz inspirational

Samba Portfolio Plus inspiration

34. Carl06 – Carl (19), from Germany

car-website-design-inspirational

Sony Ericsson W810i Interface

35. Koenigpersoenlich – (16), from United States

auroradesigns website-design

PhotoCom website-design

36. Nonlin3 – Martin, from Poland

interkor-design-concept

portfolio-website-design

37. Rheyzer – Reynan Alibuyog (23), from Philippines

my little green store 1 webdesign-inspiration

pramari org blockwork mockup design

38. Outlines – Dimiter Tzankov, from Bulgaria

becrazed1 website-design

Knassar 5-website-design

triv website-design

39. Sansana – Daria Michalska (20), from Poland

Coffee Company design-inspiration

Last Odyssey website-design

musicland-website-design

40. Niponwar – Vladimir Chernov (19), from Canada

KMARO Rebuilt portfolio-page

pulpix-creative-website-design

sense-website-design

Ok, so this is pretty much it – at least for me this collection is in gold value, I just love web design, though I am lacking time, but in future, I’m sure I’ll release some good templates,themes and so. Enjoy, get inspired and watch those artists!

Add some more links, if You know very good web designers, who are not on this list!

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Dainis is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn't believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!

66 Comments Best Comments First
  • aravind

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 09:50

    21

    wow.. another great list.. :)
    thumbs up!

    aravinds last blog post : Valentines day special Freebies: Heart and Cupid Illustrations

    +2
  • Dainis Graveris

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 09:18

    25

    Thank You people for all those comments! And great to see several artists I listed also checking in – I feel actually honored :)

    And about usability – I agree every designer should code his own design, at least Html, CSS. I know many sites should be very hard to code, but don’t forget also about Flash.

    At least I enjoy those ideas and excellent presentation – while those sites could be hard to code, I consider these as excellent inspiration pieces for my own works!

    Not all of the sites think so much about usability than presentation like designer portfolio, showcase sites, where the main option is – To Stand Out From The Crowd! One way or another I think almost all sites do this job!

    (from my own experience – if You design something cool, but not very usable, You always can code and simplify everything – like optimize design, but I don’t agree (at least not fully) with people, who say that none of those sites won’t be effective in the real world.)

    Good looking ( stand out) + Usable is very hard task to complete, but I think it is possible and it will be even more with CSS3 in future.

    +1
  • john milton

    Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 08:14

    42

    Hi..
    Great list very inspirational, totally appreciate the time taken by you in collecting these designs and posting them on the web. Could be used as a source of reference.
    Thanks..
    john..

    +1
  • Naldz Graphics

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 07:02

    24

    This is freaking huge.great list!!

    Naldz Graphicss last blog post : 40+ Most Amazing Wallpaper Tutorials in Photoshop and Resources

    +1
  • Multidesign

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 11:41

    5

    Great list of well designed websites, tx.

    +1
  • Pedros

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 16:01

    22

    Great list … but i would love to see some of those websites css’ed :) It’s all about layouts …

    great never the less! :)

    +1
  • Tyler

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 03:44

    23

    Wow those are some nice websites, great inspiration

    Tylers last blog post : 3D Text On Fire

    +1
  • Kayla

    Thursday, March 12th, 2009 05:51

    27

    Great showcase! Very inspirational and worth watching–all of them!

    Kaylas last blog post : Web Design PSD Photoshop Tutorials

    0
  • David

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 01:13

    34

    Dang, those are some nice pieces of work. Maybe someday I can do things that crazy.

    Davids last blog post : Lauren and Mark’s Wedding in Miami Beach

    0
  • Soh Tanaka

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 21:28

    32

    WOW these are all amazing pieces… Speechless!

    Soh Tanakas last blog post : New Gallery Site: Design Bombs

    0
  • James De Angelis

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 00:25

    1

    This post illustrates both what i love about deviantart and hate.

    On the one hand you have these incredibly visual and creative designs that have a lot of flair and character. Yet on the other, most of the designs would be terrible as websites and seem to be all visual with no thought to structure or how the thing might actually be used.

    It would be great to see more press for designers who actually consider their user and have a graphic punch to the work.

    0
  • brian

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 01:18

    31

    me thinks you like dark meat

    0
  • Rafael

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 00:28

    30

    good designs , amazing

    0
  • Djerba

    Saturday, March 14th, 2009 02:58

    28

    They are monsters :-)

    It would be nice that devianART would share tutorials or ressources ;-)

    Thank you for these links

    0
  • David A

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 22:05

    29

    Awesome … apparently, cutting edge web design = sexy and possibly half-naked women on the home page! I’m up for that!

    0
  • Jan Van Lysebettens

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 14:46

    20

    thanks for the feature :)

    0
  • Johnson Koh

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 05:10

    19

    Very inspiring. Thanks Dainis!

    Johnson Kohs last blog post : 40 Amazing Infrared Photography Images

    0
  • Oktigh

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 16:58

    7

    all of you great.. but anyone not tutorial :( BY THE WAY :D
    thanks….

    Oktighs last blog post : 30 Deviant Digital Artists, Painters, Illustrators Worth To Watch

    0
  • Timothy

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 16:13

    9

    Nice list. Not a big fan of Alexdesigns

    0
  • Thibaut Allender

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 14:23

    6

    @James De Angelis, I was about to say the same… You can’t be indifferent to these designs but the information vs noise ratio is awfully low in most cases!

    0
  • saurabh shah

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 10:42

    4

    wow ! gr8 list … i love all themes… i am ready to develop in real world… :)

    saurabh shahs last blog post : saurabhshah: AMAZING : #Web Design Artists and 102 #Websites Worth Watching http://tinyurl.com/csku8x

    0
  • Navdeep

    Saturday, March 7th, 2009 21:11

    2

    Wow! great list…

    0
  • Jeremy

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 05:37

    3

    Very good selection, I could spend hours looking at all the details. Those are very talented people!

    0
  • Robin Bastien

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 16:35

    10

    Good inspirational list! It’s nice to see non-recycled layouts in a website showcase for once. I like the ichibo is super original, those large background layouts are being popularized and get better all the time

    0
  • Dan Olsavsky

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 17:20

    11

    Thanks for the list, it’s a good resource for inspiration.

    @Jack McDade, I agree! While a lot of these site are pretty to look at, they aren’t very usable. This is one of the reasons why I believe Designers should do their own HTML/CSS/JavaScript. Usability sells!

    0
  • Laks

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 07:28

    17

    Really gr8 stuff watching designs, creation through inspirations YES i can think more after looking these designs… Best of Luck for all the creators..

    0
  • JK89

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 08:34

    18

    Thanks for feature, I’m honored. ;)

    0
  • AthenaEmily

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 23:18

    16

    very nice!!!!!
    they are all very appealing!

    AthenaEmilys last blog post : March Wallpaper: when life’s alive in everything

    0
  • evertt de sousa

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 16:33

    15

    I would like to thank you for being part of this post, is always very good to have the work recognized.
    Thank you and congratulations on blog

    0
  • Jack McDade

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 14:47

    13

    Sure some of the artwork is cool, but just about NONE of these sites would be effective in the real world. They’re all mockups with greek text. Show me where they would sell product, or promote business services, or gain a regular user base.

    Unfortunately the future of the web is not glamor, it’s usability and a clear message. Design style comes (albiet a still important) second.

    Jack McDades last blog post : ExpressionEngine Patterns & Best Practices: The Genesis

    0
    • niponwar

      Saturday, August 8th, 2009 00:30

      48

      You’re not right at all, it’s true most of the designs you see here are just mock-ups, but some of them are working in the real life.

      But wait, how you will keep the user stand in the website if your website is ugly?

      The design and usability is the key for the website, but don’t forget the other important point, as attractive text, good quality images and something cool to interact to keep you user busy, after what he can come back to the web, and then you will increase your visitor timing.

      Thank you

      0
  • BeyondRandom

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 15:51

    14

    Great list! There are some great designers out there. Thanks for sharing.

    BeyondRandoms last blog post : 20 Free WordPress Themes That Will Rock Your Socks!!

    0
  • Heri NXI

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 00:39

    33

    great design, wonderful art :)

    Heri NXIs last blog post : Holiday Glass Frames From Zenni Optical

    0
  • Mike

    Monday, November 2nd, 2009 01:48

    52

    7. kakkr – from United Kingdom .
    The bird was stolen from http://sattu.deviantart.com/art/iv2-services-44268978

    Even from previous version http://sattu.deviantart.com/art/iv-website-2-1-40788653

    0
  • dalandanz

    Sunday, August 8th, 2010 19:55

    57

    nice referrences…

    0
  • chris

    Friday, February 25th, 2011 11:46

    58

    nice collection…… and its inspire me alot.. thanks..

    0
  • Ennerit

    Friday, July 30th, 2010 09:08

    56

    Nice :D. Thanks u

    0
  • neveen

    Monday, July 12th, 2010 12:07

    55

    really a good gallery..

    0
  • Dipesh Batheja

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 23:11

    35

    Some of these designs are really awesome, although not all of them can be actually put into use. I agree that designers must know XHTML/CSS. This can help them to know what works best on web. But I also understand that designers are creative people, not objective code monkeys. And a more professional designer once he understands the basics of XHTML/CSS can concentrate on creating web friendly artwork and get high quality code developed by web front end developers. Its easier for code monkeys like us to deliver high quality code that works rather then designers wasting there time in figuring out why their web page isn’t working on IE6!

    0
  • rejith

    Thursday, February 25th, 2010 12:42

    54

    thank u for the great collections … it is always guide for me

    0
  • jerald

    Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 21:26

    59

    the designs are so cool :D
    wish i could make one someday !!

    0
  • tanaji

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 13:19

    60

    great collection, Thanks.

    0
  • Drew

    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 17:47

    65

    Awesome websites

    0
  • RichardC

    Sunday, March 4th, 2012 07:26

    66

    Thanks for the post, I like a few of these sites, but Alot of them are themes? just saying.

    0
  • kaj

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 17:02

    64

    Inspirational designs, thx.

    0
  • Isak

    Friday, September 30th, 2011 17:14

    63

    @mike
    Is the bird your work? If so I think you sould contact them!

    0
  • aida

    Thursday, August 18th, 2011 09:25

    61

    it’s superb and it’s very helpful for me. so thanks

    0
  • indra

    Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 13:26

    62

    good gallery

    0
  • Karın Germe

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 02:21

    53

    Thank you.Wonderful…

    0
  • Anne Marie

    Saturday, September 26th, 2009 00:27

    51

    Wow, these are just extraordinary. Breathtaking. Fine art. Thank you for sharing.

    0
  • alexdesigns

    Thursday, March 26th, 2009 06:55

    40

    Thanks for the feature, although the last two were definitely far from being my best ones in my gallery. Still, very much appreciated. :)

    0
  • Roy Nottage

    Thursday, March 26th, 2009 16:15

    41

    I just peed my pants. I’m overwhelmed by the quantity and quality here.

    I know usability (and being plausible to build in the first place) is obviously very important, but these designs will still inspire the designs which will eventually get built.

    Like the clothes on those fashion catwalks – no practicality at all. Yet, very important to the industry / trends.

    Roy Nottages last blog post : Inspiration for the Week #1 – Environments

    0
  • Ali

    Thursday, March 26th, 2009 05:56

    39

    Thanks for featuring. It means a lot :)

    0
  • vishal

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 13:04

    38

    Nice collection of sites.

    0
  • Svendsen

    Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 02:00

    36

    yes, some of them are visual appealing designs, but other than that,…nothing is good besides colors etc. Usability sucks, for online proposes, would be sucky.

    No good for the loading time, no good for seo ++++. So most of them kinda sucks if you think it trought. About none of them are online, besides what what depthskins makes. He’s a true web designer:)

    0
  • Dee Langdon - BloggerNewbie

    Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 03:59

    37

    definitely unique designs, but i agree with one of the comments about usability thinking in terms of a blog, would anyone even look at the writing, could they get past the absolutely beautiful designs?

    Dee Langdon – BloggerNewbies last blog post : Annoying or Helpful?

    0
  • ysnozcn

    Saturday, April 11th, 2009 13:54

    43

    woowww!! super

    ysnozcns last blog post : Flash Mp3 player

    0
  • Preeth

    Monday, April 13th, 2009 15:00

    44

    its realy amazing never seen any of ‘em in anty template sites
    really diffrent n fresh

    thank you

    0
  • valek

    Sunday, August 9th, 2009 23:07

    49

    http://fers.deviantart.com

    although he does a lot of other Designs, he still has some sweet webdesigns aswell…

    0
  • ümit

    Thursday, August 13th, 2009 10:35

    50

    This is a very beatiful.. Thanks..

    0
  • Dominik

    Friday, June 12th, 2009 01:01

    47

    great list, another one cssarena.de

    0
  • evertt de sousa

    Monday, June 1st, 2009 18:42

    46

    thanks for the feature :)

    0
  • Anthony

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 21:31

    45

    Wow, that’s an awesomwe list ! :D

    Anthonys last blog post : Extreme Makeover: WordPress Edition – Finding Inspiration

    0
  • Dennis

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 00:21

    8

    Your list has some very unique and inspiring designs, my personal favorite is the one named Increase by frose. Thanks for sharing this!

    -1
  • Thomas

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 12:31

    12

    Great Selection, I love G30dud3 design

    -1
  • RichardC

    Sunday, March 4th, 2012 07:26

    66

    Thanks for the post, I like a few of these sites, but Alot of them are themes? just saying.

    0
  • Drew

    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 17:47

    65

    Awesome websites

    0
  • kaj

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 17:02

    64

    Inspirational designs, thx.

    0
  • Isak

    Friday, September 30th, 2011 17:14

    63

    @mike
    Is the bird your work? If so I think you sould contact them!

    0
  • indra

    Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 13:26

    62

    good gallery

    0
  • aida

    Thursday, August 18th, 2011 09:25

    61

    it’s superb and it’s very helpful for me. so thanks

    0
  • tanaji

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 13:19

    60

    great collection, Thanks.

    0
  • jerald

    Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 21:26

    59

    the designs are so cool :D
    wish i could make one someday !!

    0
  • chris

    Friday, February 25th, 2011 11:46

    58

    nice collection…… and its inspire me alot.. thanks..

    0
  • dalandanz

    Sunday, August 8th, 2010 19:55

    57

    nice referrences…

    0
  • Ennerit

    Friday, July 30th, 2010 09:08

    56

    Nice :D. Thanks u

    0
  • neveen

    Monday, July 12th, 2010 12:07

    55

    really a good gallery..

    0
  • rejith

    Thursday, February 25th, 2010 12:42

    54

    thank u for the great collections … it is always guide for me

    0
  • Karın Germe

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 02:21

    53

    Thank you.Wonderful…

    0
  • Mike

    Monday, November 2nd, 2009 01:48

    52

    7. kakkr – from United Kingdom .
    The bird was stolen from http://sattu.deviantart.com/art/iv2-services-44268978

    Even from previous version http://sattu.deviantart.com/art/iv-website-2-1-40788653

    0
  • Anne Marie

    Saturday, September 26th, 2009 00:27

    51

    Wow, these are just extraordinary. Breathtaking. Fine art. Thank you for sharing.

    0
  • ümit

    Thursday, August 13th, 2009 10:35

    50

    This is a very beatiful.. Thanks..

    0
  • valek

    Sunday, August 9th, 2009 23:07

    49

    http://fers.deviantart.com

    although he does a lot of other Designs, he still has some sweet webdesigns aswell…

    0
  • Dominik

    Friday, June 12th, 2009 01:01

    47

    great list, another one cssarena.de

    0
  • evertt de sousa

    Monday, June 1st, 2009 18:42

    46

    thanks for the feature :)

    0
  • Anthony

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 21:31

    45

    Wow, that’s an awesomwe list ! :D

    Anthonys last blog post : Extreme Makeover: WordPress Edition – Finding Inspiration

    0
  • Preeth

    Monday, April 13th, 2009 15:00

    44

    its realy amazing never seen any of ‘em in anty template sites
    really diffrent n fresh

    thank you

    0
  • ysnozcn

    Saturday, April 11th, 2009 13:54

    43

    woowww!! super

    ysnozcns last blog post : Flash Mp3 player

    0
  • john milton

    Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 08:14

    42

    Hi..
    Great list very inspirational, totally appreciate the time taken by you in collecting these designs and posting them on the web. Could be used as a source of reference.
    Thanks..
    john..

    +1
  • Roy Nottage

    Thursday, March 26th, 2009 16:15

    41

    I just peed my pants. I’m overwhelmed by the quantity and quality here.

    I know usability (and being plausible to build in the first place) is obviously very important, but these designs will still inspire the designs which will eventually get built.

    Like the clothes on those fashion catwalks – no practicality at all. Yet, very important to the industry / trends.

    Roy Nottages last blog post : Inspiration for the Week #1 – Environments

    0
  • alexdesigns

    Thursday, March 26th, 2009 06:55

    40

    Thanks for the feature, although the last two were definitely far from being my best ones in my gallery. Still, very much appreciated. :)

    0
  • Ali

    Thursday, March 26th, 2009 05:56

    39

    Thanks for featuring. It means a lot :)

    0
  • vishal

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 13:04

    38

    Nice collection of sites.

    0
  • Dee Langdon - BloggerNewbie

    Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 03:59

    37

    definitely unique designs, but i agree with one of the comments about usability thinking in terms of a blog, would anyone even look at the writing, could they get past the absolutely beautiful designs?

    Dee Langdon – BloggerNewbies last blog post : Annoying or Helpful?

    0
  • Svendsen

    Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 02:00

    36

    yes, some of them are visual appealing designs, but other than that,…nothing is good besides colors etc. Usability sucks, for online proposes, would be sucky.

    No good for the loading time, no good for seo ++++. So most of them kinda sucks if you think it trought. About none of them are online, besides what what depthskins makes. He’s a true web designer:)

    0
  • Dipesh Batheja

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 23:11

    35

    Some of these designs are really awesome, although not all of them can be actually put into use. I agree that designers must know XHTML/CSS. This can help them to know what works best on web. But I also understand that designers are creative people, not objective code monkeys. And a more professional designer once he understands the basics of XHTML/CSS can concentrate on creating web friendly artwork and get high quality code developed by web front end developers. Its easier for code monkeys like us to deliver high quality code that works rather then designers wasting there time in figuring out why their web page isn’t working on IE6!

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  • David

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 01:13

    34

    Dang, those are some nice pieces of work. Maybe someday I can do things that crazy.

    Davids last blog post : Lauren and Mark’s Wedding in Miami Beach

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  • Heri NXI

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 00:39

    33

    great design, wonderful art :)

    Heri NXIs last blog post : Holiday Glass Frames From Zenni Optical

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  • Soh Tanaka

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 21:28

    32

    WOW these are all amazing pieces… Speechless!

    Soh Tanakas last blog post : New Gallery Site: Design Bombs

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  • brian

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 01:18

    31

    me thinks you like dark meat

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  • Rafael

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 00:28

    30

    good designs , amazing

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  • David A

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 22:05

    29

    Awesome … apparently, cutting edge web design = sexy and possibly half-naked women on the home page! I’m up for that!

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  • Djerba

    Saturday, March 14th, 2009 02:58

    28

    They are monsters :-)

    It would be nice that devianART would share tutorials or ressources ;-)

    Thank you for these links

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  • Kayla

    Thursday, March 12th, 2009 05:51

    27

    Great showcase! Very inspirational and worth watching–all of them!

    Kaylas last blog post : Web Design PSD Photoshop Tutorials

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  • Dainis Graveris

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 09:18

    25

    Thank You people for all those comments! And great to see several artists I listed also checking in – I feel actually honored :)

    And about usability – I agree every designer should code his own design, at least Html, CSS. I know many sites should be very hard to code, but don’t forget also about Flash.

    At least I enjoy those ideas and excellent presentation – while those sites could be hard to code, I consider these as excellent inspiration pieces for my own works!

    Not all of the sites think so much about usability than presentation like designer portfolio, showcase sites, where the main option is – To Stand Out From The Crowd! One way or another I think almost all sites do this job!

    (from my own experience – if You design something cool, but not very usable, You always can code and simplify everything – like optimize design, but I don’t agree (at least not fully) with people, who say that none of those sites won’t be effective in the real world.)

    Good looking ( stand out) + Usable is very hard task to complete, but I think it is possible and it will be even more with CSS3 in future.

    +1
  • Naldz Graphics

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 07:02

    24

    This is freaking huge.great list!!

    Naldz Graphicss last blog post : 40+ Most Amazing Wallpaper Tutorials in Photoshop and Resources

    +1
  • Tyler

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 03:44

    23

    Wow those are some nice websites, great inspiration

    Tylers last blog post : 3D Text On Fire

    +1
  • Pedros

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 16:01

    22

    Great list … but i would love to see some of those websites css’ed :) It’s all about layouts …

    great never the less! :)

    +1
  • aravind

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 09:50

    21

    wow.. another great list.. :)
    thumbs up!

    aravinds last blog post : Valentines day special Freebies: Heart and Cupid Illustrations

    +2
  • Jan Van Lysebettens

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 14:46

    20

    thanks for the feature :)

    0
  • Johnson Koh

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 05:10

    19

    Very inspiring. Thanks Dainis!

    Johnson Kohs last blog post : 40 Amazing Infrared Photography Images

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  • JK89

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 08:34

    18

    Thanks for feature, I’m honored. ;)

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  • Laks

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 07:28

    17

    Really gr8 stuff watching designs, creation through inspirations YES i can think more after looking these designs… Best of Luck for all the creators..

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  • AthenaEmily

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 23:18

    16

    very nice!!!!!
    they are all very appealing!

    AthenaEmilys last blog post : March Wallpaper: when life’s alive in everything

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  • evertt de sousa

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 16:33

    15

    I would like to thank you for being part of this post, is always very good to have the work recognized.
    Thank you and congratulations on blog

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  • BeyondRandom

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 15:51

    14

    Great list! There are some great designers out there. Thanks for sharing.

    BeyondRandoms last blog post : 20 Free WordPress Themes That Will Rock Your Socks!!

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  • Jack McDade

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 14:47

    13

    Sure some of the artwork is cool, but just about NONE of these sites would be effective in the real world. They’re all mockups with greek text. Show me where they would sell product, or promote business services, or gain a regular user base.

    Unfortunately the future of the web is not glamor, it’s usability and a clear message. Design style comes (albiet a still important) second.

    Jack McDades last blog post : ExpressionEngine Patterns & Best Practices: The Genesis

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    • niponwar

      Saturday, August 8th, 2009 00:30

      48

      You’re not right at all, it’s true most of the designs you see here are just mock-ups, but some of them are working in the real life.

      But wait, how you will keep the user stand in the website if your website is ugly?

      The design and usability is the key for the website, but don’t forget the other important point, as attractive text, good quality images and something cool to interact to keep you user busy, after what he can come back to the web, and then you will increase your visitor timing.

      Thank you

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  • Thomas

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 12:31

    12

    Great Selection, I love G30dud3 design

    -1
  • Dan Olsavsky

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 17:20

    11

    Thanks for the list, it’s a good resource for inspiration.

    @Jack McDade, I agree! While a lot of these site are pretty to look at, they aren’t very usable. This is one of the reasons why I believe Designers should do their own HTML/CSS/JavaScript. Usability sells!

    0
  • Robin Bastien

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 16:35

    10

    Good inspirational list! It’s nice to see non-recycled layouts in a website showcase for once. I like the ichibo is super original, those large background layouts are being popularized and get better all the time

    0
  • Timothy

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 16:13

    9

    Nice list. Not a big fan of Alexdesigns

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  • Dennis

    Monday, March 9th, 2009 00:21

    8

    Your list has some very unique and inspiring designs, my personal favorite is the one named Increase by frose. Thanks for sharing this!

    -1
  • Oktigh

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 16:58

    7

    all of you great.. but anyone not tutorial :( BY THE WAY :D
    thanks….

    Oktighs last blog post : 30 Deviant Digital Artists, Painters, Illustrators Worth To Watch

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  • Thibaut Allender

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 14:23

    6

    @James De Angelis, I was about to say the same… You can’t be indifferent to these designs but the information vs noise ratio is awfully low in most cases!

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  • Multidesign

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 11:41

    5

    Great list of well designed websites, tx.

    +1
  • saurabh shah

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 10:42

    4

    wow ! gr8 list … i love all themes… i am ready to develop in real world… :)

    saurabh shahs last blog post : saurabhshah: AMAZING : #Web Design Artists and 102 #Websites Worth Watching http://tinyurl.com/csku8x

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  • Jeremy

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 05:37

    3

    Very good selection, I could spend hours looking at all the details. Those are very talented people!

    0
  • Navdeep

    Saturday, March 7th, 2009 21:11

    2

    Wow! great list…

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  • James De Angelis

    Sunday, March 8th, 2009 00:25

    1

    This post illustrates both what i love about deviantart and hate.

    On the one hand you have these incredibly visual and creative designs that have a lot of flair and character. Yet on the other, most of the designs would be terrible as websites and seem to be all visual with no thought to structure or how the thing might actually be used.

    It would be great to see more press for designers who actually consider their user and have a graphic punch to the work.

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