Whether you’re a blogger looking for the perfect design for your next website or a web designer looking to get inspired for your next project, the process always starts the same way—by exploring designs made by others.
We’re here to make that process easier for you. In this post, we’re featuring a roundup of some of the best and most professional blog designs you can find on the Internet. If you’re working on a new blog layout design, or simply planning on making a new blog, you can start your search for inspiration right here!
We handpicked blogs from 5 popular categories:
- Design & Development Blogs
- Business & Agency Blogs
- Personal Blogs
- Technology Blogs
- Other Creative Blogs
Design & Development Blogs
Almost every blog in the design and development niche has beautiful and creative designs. Of all those blogs, these are our favorites.
After its recent revamp, Smashing Magazine design looks absolutely gorgeous. The designers weren’t afraid to use bright and attractive brand colors throughout the blog design.
Sixth Story’s blog layout offers a great lesson on how to design a perfectly minimalist header section to capture the heart of your brand and business.
Designmodo’s blog layout looks fairly simple at first, but wait until you scroll down. You’ll notice how the layout automatically adjusts itself to fill the screen as soon as the sidebar area ends to take full advantage of the screen space.
Dieline blog uses a very bold design style that’s quite refreshing. Their choice of fonts is also interesting.
Creative Boom shows off their love for minimalism and creativity with their uneven content layout design.
Awwwards blog layout features a classic grid-based content design. As a result, it has a very responsive layout as well.
Canva’s Learn blog has one of the most user-friendly content designs that offer an impressive user experience.
Business & Agency Blogs
The following blogs from various startup businesses and agencies prove that even corporate blogs can be creative at times.
Help Scout blog offers a very fast and smooth browsing experience to its users. The best feature of the layout is how the post blocks highlight itself when hovering, making it easier to click and view posts without having to search for the clickable link.
Buffer Blog not only looks and feels great but also offers some of the most informative content on the Internet. It deserves a spot on the list.
InVision’s Inside Design blog uses a creative content layout that features different styles of grids for showcasing its blog posts and videos.
HubSpot blog also offers a very interactive experience to its visitors by highlighting posts whenever you hover your mouse over them. It also uses content blocks throughout its design as well.
Evernote Blog has one of the most beautiful minimalist designs. If the blog opt-in for a slightly larger font size, the blog would look simply perfect.
With personal blogs, you get all the freedom to design something that shows off your personality. These blogs show how it’s done.
Gary Vaynerchuck is an entrepreneur who’s built businesses around his personal brand, which you can clearly see on his personal blog.
As a writer, you’ll have to use blog space wisely to promote your books and also highlight your profile at the same time. Austin Kleon’s blog does that job well.
Even though he’s one of the richest people on earth, Bill Gates uses a very simple layout on his personal blog. Something to think about when designing your personal blog.
Jeff Goins is also a writer, but instead of stuffing his blog design with ad space, he uses a minimalist and content-focused blog design to serve readers with minimum self-promotion.
A list of responsive blogs wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Ethan Marcotte’s personal blog. He’s the guy who started the whole “responsive design” movement.
Blogs in the technology niche usually have similar layouts, but these blogs take a different approach.
TechCrunch is the leader in startup and technology magazine blogs. Their minimal and content-focused blog design is actually quite inspiring.
The Verge is another popular technology blog on the web that uses a metro-style content layout with lots of colors throughout the design.
Featuring a fixed sidebar section and clean minimalist design, Futurism also offers a great reading experience to its visitors.
Hacker Noon manages to truly capture its audience’s attention with its appropriate pixelated and bright colored design.
In terms of readability and user experience, Engadget has the best responsive design and its use of soothing colors makes the design look even better.
Other Creative Blogs
These are blogs that have been designed with a unique approach to offering a more entertaining experience to its users.
MailChimp’s blog uses a highly creative design that shows the true colors of the brand behind this company.
HuffPost’s Life section is a great example of how to design an attractive lifestyle blog that covers multiple topics.
Another impressive design blog that takes full advantage of the screen space.
If you’re making a viral news blog, you can certainly learn a few lessons from the blog that started the viral news trend in the first place.
Adobe’s official blog features a fully responsive and fullscreen design. It also uses many elements like floating navigation bars, read progress bars, and more to improve user experience.
We hope our list will help you find inspiration to design or build your own unique blog. Of course, today it’s much easier to build a blog using WordPress and grab a pre-made WordPress theme to make a blog within a few minutes.
This eliminates the time-consuming and expensive process of coding blogs from scratch. So if you’re new to building websites, it’s worth considering WordPress.