The Best Of 2011: Trendy Web Designs From Deviantart


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

7. Kar-ma by pcholewa


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 It’s a great design both in Photoshop and in browser.

8. Paperwork by gbindis


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


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


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


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 though I think you’d agree that it would suit the brand much more.

12. Responsive design by thehappybit


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


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


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


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


17. Redesign by Orman Clark


18. Tonic Magento Landing Page by Daryl Ginn 


19. RandomApp by  Stoyan Shishev


20. 90eleven by h1xndesign 


21. Marni Revals by RadziuPL


22. e-c-s danmark by Thomas Michaelsen 


23. Fundacja Ave WEB by elilay


24. Social Alert Apps by nyukdesign


25. Kolibri by Jascha Brinkmann


26. by PapciuZiom 


27. mini folio by zee7


28. Spa by pixelzeesh


29. ThreeBrainsOut by Stiven Cartagena 


30. Simplicity by Daniel Sandvik


31. IZIT by David Samuel


32. Minimal PhotoFolio WP Theme by Prince Pal


33. WP Theme by Sunil Joshi 


34. Pet Store Finland 2011 by naseemhaider


35. LinenPress by Csaba Nagy


36. X-Tech by Mateusz Przegietka


37. Light Design by Ivo Mynttinen 


38. Microsoftmag v.2 by Nicolas Soret


39. 4ne1 product by zee7


40. Bavarian Restaurant a. Brewery by Carl06


41. Qubik Studio by Arif Samad


42. Plant World Online Shop by h1xndesign 


43. Ducatto Fashion Website by Robot-H3ro


44. Timo Knopf Portfolio by manwithoutlight


45. Fashion Store by Sunil Joshi


46. Media portal by thehidd


47. ekosik presentation by lefiath


48. Sysphone Telefonia by Thales Duarte


49. CrazyApps by vladis123


50. electronics shop by mughikrish1986 




  1. Sałacki

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

  2. Josh Kohlbach

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

  3. sagar

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

  4. Gavin

    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!

  5. Mary

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

  6. Cody

    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?

  7. Micah Castro

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

  8. 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.