Collection Of 50 Best Carefully Hand Picked Retro Designs

Posted in Inspiration, Web Interfaces4 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

Nowadays, more and more people are creating variety of modern designs, but there are people who are attracted by the retro designs. Basically retro is a term used to describe, denote or classify culturally outdated or aged trends, fashion, or fashion, from the overall post-modern past, but have since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again. Website retro design is rare, so it took me a lot of time until I made this collection. I divided this article into 2 parts, so in my opinion, most attractive websites are from 1-19. What do you think? Which one is your favorite the most creative pick?

1. Targetscope

This website is mainly attracting by the fact that it is made with flash assistance. I love scope effect, paper scrolling, airplane shadow and of course music in the background.

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2. Level 2 Design

Very beautifully made airplane and car. Very nice looking retro style clock. You can also activate the radio. Don’t forget to move your mouse on the ad pole.

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3. Media BOOM

The main thing here is that you can choose day or night mode. In the day mode you will find a very well designed city and view. You can see a fuming chimney and flowing U.S. flag. When you switch to night, then you will see a signboard with word ”METROPOLITAN”. I really like the letter ”A”, because it seems that it has a lack of electricity. Of course, there is also music in the background.

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4. Sensi Soft

The first thing that comes in mind is the large advertising pole in the middle of the screen. On the bottom of the advertising pole you can see a perfectly erected arrows, and if you move your mouse on top of ”ABOUT US”, then you’ll see how smoothly everything goes. In the background there are animated flying birds, drayman, Newspaper and fly-away England Flag.

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5. Casino Lemonade

I think that angel highlights this site very well.

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6. Prospect Denim

This website is perfection. There is music and bird sound in the background. Animated truck, wind generator, mailbox and animated buttons makes this website balanced.

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7. Thunder Fuel

This website is my number 1 choice, because it is simple and almost everything is based on sound. So, quite a funny question, but would you like to hear how does a short circuit sound? If yes, then quickly move the mouse vertically on hosted websites. Also, I think button sound is good and do not forget to click on ”Launch”.

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8. Germville

I mainly chosed this site simply because I love animated city. I think that it is the perfect supplement to a very retro design background.

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9. Turbo Chef

PERFECT intro with amazing sounds! Nothing else to say except that you must focus that this website is different from the others by the fact that the website itself is not retro, but the product they advertise is. You should also look for all kinds of parts, as most are done in modern and contemporary style. Here are very, very many options, so check them carefully.

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10. Custom Design

Everything is made on the television screen. Basic options: brightness adjuster, sound regulator, fullscreen mode, ability to skip movies, option to switch on/off the TV. You can also play with the big button on the TV in the upper right corner.

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11. Big Rig Design

I chosed this site because it has very well highlighted buttons.

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12. Devotchka

Everything in flash. Loading screen is loking good. Great animation in the beginning. Music in the background.

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13. Miss Havisham’s Attic

Animated pixie, clock and switching pictures inside picture frame.

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14. Big State Games

Very nice sounding song in the background, a wide variety of animation… what more can you wish for?

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15. Fred Perry

This website focus is placed on the background. I do love it and like the old look. As always, there are different effects.

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16. Visual Media Group

Finally, I also found a Latvian made homepage. This is incredible, I even didn’t knew that I would ever find something like this. This website is incredible, just take look yourself. Starting from a variety of text effects, ending with an animated view. This is a must see!

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17. Repiso

I chosed this retro design because it has a modern undertone. Moving the mouse, you’ll see moving mosquito. There are also some effects.

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18. No Limit

I like this website, because they have include a flash animation of the cube that turns into 3 parts.

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19. Restaurant L’unita

Yet something unseen. When the page loads, you can see a wine pouring effect. Below is a cafe, which has a wide variety of flash animations. Watches, paintings, a lamp, telephone, a glass of wine, a statue, logo, etc. When you slide the mouse over the buttons, you will see circling star. There is also music in the background.

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Unfortunately, the collection of these 19 flash sites ends. Next, you’ll see the ordinary, but attractive designs. The reason is that I wanted to build a larger article.

20. Lanikai Properties

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21. Liga Retro

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22. Riders Network

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23. Cottonseed Oil

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24. MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company

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25. The Dollar Dreadful Family Library

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26. Slabovia

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27. Archer Group

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28. Tack-O-Rama

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29. Les Filles a la Violette

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30. Sparky’s Garage

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31. Visit Cascadia

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32. The New York Moon

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33. Tennessee Vacation

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34. Ready Photo Site

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35. Small Stone Recordings

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36. Prahba

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37. Lana Landis

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38. Aslan Studio

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39. Big Sweater Design

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40. Pain Is Good

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41. Stolen Design

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42. Sottocosto Ska

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43. CSS Tinderbox

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44. Ernest Hemingway Collection

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45. Song Pull

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46. Blue Moon

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47. Amelia Earhart

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48. Thigpen Designs

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49. Rejected Robot

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50. Lataka

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Don’t forget to share your favorite one with us?

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Gustavs Jurisons is 16-year-old Latvian who devotes his spare time learning the various programs. His passion is to work with 3DS Max, and from time to time to learn something new so that it would be helpful in the future. Recently he has become interested in Photoshop. He just started to use Twitter .

22 Comments Best Comments First
  • MIchael

    Saturday, February 20th, 2010 13:41

    1

    Pls, stop with this boring post!!

    40 of this 30 of this … so you call blogging this??

    It’s just a copy and paste … is so boring. Try to right good post.
    I removed your website from my rss, and moving on to other site that write articles, not list or showcase … so bored from this.
    bye

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    • Saad Bassi

      Sunday, February 21st, 2010 08:07

      8

      Sorry Micheal if you found it boring. We try to cover everything related to design here. We also publish tutorials, case studies and also inspiration. After every one takes inspiration from something.

      Sorry to see you go.

      0
  • Samuel John Klein

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 07:02

    9

    A great many of these are very charming. Retro design, when done well, can be more than just an appeal to the “good old days”, but can make what was past current by bringing it forward.

    There is one thing I’d like to agitate against, and that’s the automatic inclusion of sound files. Even on fast connections, sound files can slow the loading of websites dramatically. Also, most websurfers (myself included) already have a preferred soundtrack playing on headphones, or in the background, or what have you.

    The automatically playing soundfiles are a distracting and somewhat rude (though well-intentioned) intrusion into the environment of the creative as well as the casual surfer.

    I’d advocate keeping the auto loading and playing of sound files to an absolute minimum – to be avoided at all costs if possible. Only include them if absolutely necessary. You’d be surprised at how little they’re actually needed: and, besides, not everyone has the fastest computer or the fastest connection. You’ll get more hits that way.

    0
    • Saad Bassi

      Sunday, February 21st, 2010 08:03

      7

      Totally agreed with you. My opinion is that the sound shouldn’t load by default. There should be some button to play the sound. Its just like forcing user to listen that music by default.

      0
  • Kartlos Tchavelachvili

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 16:46

    10

    I liked # 6. “Prospect Denim” retro mood very much :)

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  • Peach

    Saturday, February 20th, 2010 15:06

    2

    These are best indeed. Thanks for sharing.

    0
  • ReadyPhotoSite

    Saturday, February 20th, 2010 18:21

    3

    Thanks for the mention!

    0
  • Nick Burd

    Saturday, February 20th, 2010 23:05

    4

    That was kinda rude. I found this a good post, I enjoyed it.

    0
  • Matthew Heidenreich

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 07:08

    5

    great collection, thanks!

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    • Saad Bassi

      Sunday, February 21st, 2010 08:01

      6

      Glad that you like it.:)

      0
  • Nina

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 15:57

    11

    Wonderful collection, thanks for sharing :D

    0
  • Dzinepress

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 21:12

    12

    really beautiful inspirations of retro web designs.

    0
  • artistmax

    Sunday, March 7th, 2010 23:07

    19

    I loved all this stuff! thanks for this collection = )

    0
  • Levitra

    Thursday, July 14th, 2011 10:50

    20

    I really liked the 23

    0
  • Brad

    Monday, November 7th, 2011 21:10

    21

    I am digging the Dollar Dreadful design simply because it has that old sears catalog look from the turn of the last century.

    0
  • Mrinal

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 13:10

    22

    All those web design are really good, I am glad to found such a good list, thanks for your hard work.

    0
  • lupalz

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 12:03

    18

    You can never fail with pin ups ;-)

    0
  • Casino Lemonade

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 21:30

    17

    Thanks for featuring our website.
    The girl and the character in the logo aren’t angels anymore, it was a Valentine’s day ‘s gimmick.

    0
  • Blogger Den

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010 02:01

    13

    Awesome retro designs! I love 1stWebDesigner’s collections, always very inspiring for all designers around.

    0
  • Sayrus

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010 11:28

    14

    Thank you for this post! It’s not an article to read but it’s very interesting to discover the work of other webdesigners. I love retro webdesigns! Nice work!

    0
  • Smashing Share

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010 13:01

    15

    Nice collection Gustavs.

    0
  • Mrinal

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 13:10

    22

    All those web design are really good, I am glad to found such a good list, thanks for your hard work.

    0
  • Brad

    Monday, November 7th, 2011 21:10

    21

    I am digging the Dollar Dreadful design simply because it has that old sears catalog look from the turn of the last century.

    0
  • Levitra

    Thursday, July 14th, 2011 10:50

    20

    I really liked the 23

    0
  • artistmax

    Sunday, March 7th, 2010 23:07

    19

    I loved all this stuff! thanks for this collection = )

    0
  • lupalz

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 12:03

    18

    You can never fail with pin ups ;-)

    0
  • Casino Lemonade

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 21:30

    17

    Thanks for featuring our website.
    The girl and the character in the logo aren’t angels anymore, it was a Valentine’s day ‘s gimmick.

    0
  • Smashing Share

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010 13:01

    15

    Nice collection Gustavs.

    0
  • Sayrus

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010 11:28

    14

    Thank you for this post! It’s not an article to read but it’s very interesting to discover the work of other webdesigners. I love retro webdesigns! Nice work!

    0
  • Blogger Den

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010 02:01

    13

    Awesome retro designs! I love 1stWebDesigner’s collections, always very inspiring for all designers around.

    0
  • Dzinepress

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 21:12

    12

    really beautiful inspirations of retro web designs.

    0
  • Nina

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 15:57

    11

    Wonderful collection, thanks for sharing :D

    0
  • Kartlos Tchavelachvili

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 16:46

    10

    I liked # 6. “Prospect Denim” retro mood very much :)

    0
  • Samuel John Klein

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 07:02

    9

    A great many of these are very charming. Retro design, when done well, can be more than just an appeal to the “good old days”, but can make what was past current by bringing it forward.

    There is one thing I’d like to agitate against, and that’s the automatic inclusion of sound files. Even on fast connections, sound files can slow the loading of websites dramatically. Also, most websurfers (myself included) already have a preferred soundtrack playing on headphones, or in the background, or what have you.

    The automatically playing soundfiles are a distracting and somewhat rude (though well-intentioned) intrusion into the environment of the creative as well as the casual surfer.

    I’d advocate keeping the auto loading and playing of sound files to an absolute minimum – to be avoided at all costs if possible. Only include them if absolutely necessary. You’d be surprised at how little they’re actually needed: and, besides, not everyone has the fastest computer or the fastest connection. You’ll get more hits that way.

    0
    • Saad Bassi

      Sunday, February 21st, 2010 08:03

      7

      Totally agreed with you. My opinion is that the sound shouldn’t load by default. There should be some button to play the sound. Its just like forcing user to listen that music by default.

      0
  • Matthew Heidenreich

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010 07:08

    5

    great collection, thanks!

    0
    • Saad Bassi

      Sunday, February 21st, 2010 08:01

      6

      Glad that you like it.:)

      0
  • Nick Burd

    Saturday, February 20th, 2010 23:05

    4

    That was kinda rude. I found this a good post, I enjoyed it.

    0
  • ReadyPhotoSite

    Saturday, February 20th, 2010 18:21

    3

    Thanks for the mention!

    0
  • Peach

    Saturday, February 20th, 2010 15:06

    2

    These are best indeed. Thanks for sharing.

    0
  • MIchael

    Saturday, February 20th, 2010 13:41

    1

    Pls, stop with this boring post!!

    40 of this 30 of this … so you call blogging this??

    It’s just a copy and paste … is so boring. Try to right good post.
    I removed your website from my rss, and moving on to other site that write articles, not list or showcase … so bored from this.
    bye

    0
    • Saad Bassi

      Sunday, February 21st, 2010 08:07

      8

      Sorry Micheal if you found it boring. We try to cover everything related to design here. We also publish tutorials, case studies and also inspiration. After every one takes inspiration from something.

      Sorry to see you go.

      0

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