The Best Of 2011: Trendy Web Designs From Deviantart

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Year 2011 is rolling forward swiftly and the middle of summer is nearly here. Some of you might unwittingly note that the end of the summer is inevitable while for others that remaining month and half is enough to fully enjoy the benefits that summer offers. Here in the virtual world the time is running even faster and we can already see some of the changes this year has brought to us. Imperceptibly and subtly yet compelling the new web design trends are conquering the scene. Because of the immense traffic and user count Deviantart can definitely be considered to be a trendsetter.

This article takes a peek at thepast half-year and presents 50 splendid and trendy web designs from Deviantart spring and summer 2011. Can you spot the new potential trends? Are big headlines and patterned backgrounds still popular? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

1. Simple Bits by Paresh Khatri

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Awesome theme combining business, blog and portfolio functions. The color scheme is soft, yet captivating. You can find examples of the current leather bordering trend in this design which is incorporated in cool bright ribbons. In a nutshell it’s a trendy, beautiful and functional design fitting all modern web standards.

2. Caffee Effetto V1 by xXxadO

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A complete website with logo for coffee retailer. The layout is very accessible and all the elements are in good balance. The nonstandard font together with the header gives website a complete and appealing look.

3. luba fashion grey by zee7

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Stylish and trendy fashion website. Again we can see colorful ribbons with sewn borders. Although the design looks a bit incomplete it can turn out a beautiful fashion shop if enhanced a little.

4. yemekators by zee7

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Incredible recipe design with blog type layout. The subtle textures complement beige colors and give the design the right mood.

5. Bobo by ECP-Pro

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Clean and minimal design with a few color accents. The large slider in the middle interacts nicely with the white space. Only negative could be the lack of some buttons/functions if it’s a commerce website.

6. Theme Designer by Sunil Joshi

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Beautiful portfolio design with crisp color scheme and modern structure. Also the coded version works fast and without snags.

7. Kar-ma by pcholewa

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This is the type of design you’ll come across in Deviantart the most. Colorful, rich-detailed, filled with images. In my opinion, most of these designs don’t really meet the expectations when turned into functional websites. However it’s not the case with this one. You can actually see it live at www.kar-ma.pl. It’s a great design both in Photoshop and in browser.

8. Paperwork by gbindis

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Paperwork is a fictitious website, where you can submit, sell and buy prints. The design is clean  and classy with a few color accents. The subtle background texture suits the classic font perfectly. Only thing I’d like to add is that the choice of checkboxes isn’t really appropriate.

9. twist studio portfolio by Kroczaca Dusza

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Beautiful bold and illustrative graphic studio portfolio design. The content doesn’t play a massive role in this design, yet the illustrations are outstanding. This would make a great flash or pseudo-flash website.

10. NITRO XPRESS v2 by RadziuPL

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Colorful and clear delivery company website. The colorful boxes and bold fonts gives the design a strong reliable look which is essential for delivery business. Overall it’s a trendy and dynamic design.

11. Soho South by Tropfich

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A fashionable salon website. The site’s purpose doesn’t require a lot of details so the design puts the emphasis on the images. Unfortunately you can’t see the design in action at their official website www.sohosouthsalon.com though I think you’d agree that it would suit the brand much more.

12. Responsive design by thehappybit

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The Happy Bit web design agency portfolio. The design is focused on simplicity and readability, with particular attention to its responsiveness and adaptability towards different devices.

13. Garnish WP Portfolio Theme by Orman Clark

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Garnish is a clean-cut, straight to the point, simple to use portfolio theme. I already encountered this theme before while making a compilation of premium portfolio themes. It’s one of the top selling themes in ThemeForest so what’s left to add? If you’re looking for a minimal yet efficient portfolio theme Garnish is the right choice.

14. Lithium by Daniel Sandvik

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Lithium is a minimal and clean portfolio design that can target one person, or a business says the author’s description. I find Lithium the ultimate choice for small businesses that need to leave a solid and credible impression.

15. FlameBox by Eduardo Santos

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FlameBox is a WordPress themes club design. Minimal with subtle details it’s a responsive and trendy design. The color scheme and call to action buttons are well chosen.

16. Ghost by tiquet

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17. PremiumPixels.com Redesign by Orman Clark

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18. Tonic Magento Landing Page by Daryl Ginn 

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19. RandomApp by  Stoyan Shishev

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20. 90eleven by h1xndesign 

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21. Marni Revals by RadziuPL

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22. e-c-s danmark by Thomas Michaelsen 

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23. Fundacja Ave WEB by elilay

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24. Social Alert Apps by nyukdesign

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25. Kolibri by Jascha Brinkmann

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26. dotykktoryboli.pl by PapciuZiom 

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27. mini folio by zee7

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28. Spa by pixelzeesh

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29. ThreeBrainsOut by Stiven Cartagena 

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30. Simplicity by Daniel Sandvik

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31. IZIT by David Samuel

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32. Minimal PhotoFolio WP Theme by Prince Pal

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33. WP Theme by Sunil Joshi 

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34. Pet Store Finland 2011 by naseemhaider

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35. LinenPress by Csaba Nagy

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36. X-Tech by Mateusz Przegietka

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37. Light Design by Ivo Mynttinen 

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38. Microsoftmag v.2 by Nicolas Soret

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39. 4ne1 product by zee7

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40. Bavarian Restaurant a. Brewery by Carl06

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41. Qubik Studio by Arif Samad

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42. Plant World Online Shop by h1xndesign 

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43. Ducatto Fashion Website by Robot-H3ro

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44. Timo Knopf Portfolio by manwithoutlight

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45. Fashion Store by Sunil Joshi

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46. Media portal by thehidd

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47. ekosik presentation by lefiath

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48. Sysphone Telefonia by Thales Duarte

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49. CrazyApps by vladis123

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50. electronics shop by mughikrish1986 

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15 Comments Best Comments First
  • Jordan

    Friday, August 5th, 2011 16:38

    1

    Very cool, but none of the links are working for me!

    0
  • Eder

    Saturday, August 6th, 2011 05:16

    6

    I really liked the 1.5, 27 and 28. Thanks for sharing.

    0
  • Cody

    Saturday, August 6th, 2011 10:47

    7

    I am really impressed at caffee effeta design. The design is perfect for my cafe blog. However, I want my blog design is dominated by brown and black. Can I change the color of the design?

    0
  • Micah Castro

    Saturday, August 6th, 2011 00:51

    5

    There are some really awesome designs here. Really good layout and feel. I wonder if any of these companies to web design in Phoenix.

    0
  • Sergiu

    Saturday, August 6th, 2011 04:33

    4

    Great collection!
    Looked at all of them, but still went back at the Simple bits design, really nice work!

    0
  • Robin

    Friday, August 5th, 2011 15:39

    2

    Very nice list you got here, love the clean but full of detailed designs.

    0
  • Lorraine

    Friday, August 5th, 2011 21:58

    3

    Great collection of sites.

    I can’t believe how accomplished you are at 16.

    Keep up the good work. I look forward to your blog posts.

    0
  • Mary

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 03:57

    8

    Awesome Collection! Very helpful and creative! I’d like to recommend these to my friends! Thanks a bunch!

    0
  • Gavin

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 10:03

    9

    Wow, some of these are amazing. I stopped looking at DeviantArt a while back but I think I might take it up again. Some truly inspiring work here!

    0
  • Sałacki

    Sunday, February 5th, 2012 12:00

    14

    Amazing design, for me it’s one of the most inspiring web layouts I have ever seen. Clean and simple, good job. Thank’s.

    0
  • Mindy

    Friday, February 24th, 2012 15:06

    15

    Awesomeness in every facet. The layout, design and finish.
    Nicest collection ever.

    0
  • Back2DLab

    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 19:28

    13

    Not quite sure that I would describe this list as “trendy”.

    0
  • Peter

    Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 08:16

    12

    Great collection of sites. Really Inspiring

    0
  • sagar

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 11:37

    10

    Good collection, I really like your designing, I was looking for the same topic over the internet and found your website.

    0
  • Josh Kohlbach

    Monday, August 15th, 2011 01:33

    11

    Great collection here, there’s been some truly great inspiration floating about lately.

    0
  • Mindy

    Friday, February 24th, 2012 15:06

    15

    Awesomeness in every facet. The layout, design and finish.
    Nicest collection ever.

    0
  • Sałacki

    Sunday, February 5th, 2012 12:00

    14

    Amazing design, for me it’s one of the most inspiring web layouts I have ever seen. Clean and simple, good job. Thank’s.

    0
  • Back2DLab

    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 19:28

    13

    Not quite sure that I would describe this list as “trendy”.

    0
  • Peter

    Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 08:16

    12

    Great collection of sites. Really Inspiring

    0
  • Josh Kohlbach

    Monday, August 15th, 2011 01:33

    11

    Great collection here, there’s been some truly great inspiration floating about lately.

    0
  • sagar

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 11:37

    10

    Good collection, I really like your designing, I was looking for the same topic over the internet and found your website.

    0
  • Gavin

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 10:03

    9

    Wow, some of these are amazing. I stopped looking at DeviantArt a while back but I think I might take it up again. Some truly inspiring work here!

    0
  • Mary

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 03:57

    8

    Awesome Collection! Very helpful and creative! I’d like to recommend these to my friends! Thanks a bunch!

    0
  • Cody

    Saturday, August 6th, 2011 10:47

    7

    I am really impressed at caffee effeta design. The design is perfect for my cafe blog. However, I want my blog design is dominated by brown and black. Can I change the color of the design?

    0
  • Eder

    Saturday, August 6th, 2011 05:16

    6

    I really liked the 1.5, 27 and 28. Thanks for sharing.

    0
  • Micah Castro

    Saturday, August 6th, 2011 00:51

    5

    There are some really awesome designs here. Really good layout and feel. I wonder if any of these companies to web design in Phoenix.

    0
  • Sergiu

    Saturday, August 6th, 2011 04:33

    4

    Great collection!
    Looked at all of them, but still went back at the Simple bits design, really nice work!

    0
  • Lorraine

    Friday, August 5th, 2011 21:58

    3

    Great collection of sites.

    I can’t believe how accomplished you are at 16.

    Keep up the good work. I look forward to your blog posts.

    0
  • Robin

    Friday, August 5th, 2011 15:39

    2

    Very nice list you got here, love the clean but full of detailed designs.

    0
  • Jordan

    Friday, August 5th, 2011 16:38

    1

    Very cool, but none of the links are working for me!

    0

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