Most beautiful websites of 2008

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  1. E-maniacs says:


    Nice collection

    Next year my blog will be between these 😀

  2. Alex says:

    Looking forward to seeing the design.

  3. These are beautiful. It’s so great to see all the work and creativity that’s put into personal web design. Some of them take my breath away. It’s a nice collaboration of art and i’m impressed. Thanks for posting.

  4. Navdeep says:

    Very nice list put together.

  5. social news says:

    wooow. nice sites… perfectly designed

  6. Bonnie says:

    All of these are very cool! Would love to learn how to create such beautiful sites, I can’t even upload a template with the web host I use, unless there’s a secret way. LOL… Great job, thanks for sharing. It’s inspiring to see such creativity. 🙂

    Bonnie Wabbit

  7. v-render says:

    awesome collection ! thanks for sharing.. some websites were really great !

  8. Paul says:

    Thanks for including me with these amasing sites. Fantastic. Paul – Pixel Criminals

  9. Leandro says:

    Hi, great list. I would love to see my site in the next!

  10. Alex says:

    @Leandro … Your website is cool. I like it. It definitely has the potential to make next year’s issue. Till then I’ll add it to our web gallery.

  11. thomas says:

    i can’t wait for the designers out there to revolt against this “designy” crap. i’d rather have the basic white with blue links page over many of these sites any day.

  12. Alex says:

    That’s your opinion, because you are a fan of the minimalistic style. I don’t want to offend you, but you are quite ignorant and egocentric if you believe that other design styles than the ones you like are crap. I could have easily ignored your comment but this goes to show that here everyone is entitled to an opinion.

  13. Francesco says:

    never seen such fantastic sites!!!

  14. keanhui says:

    My friend jayhan blog also inside most beautiful website no bad!

  15. Karenne says:

    And I thought my homemade one was pretty. Pout.

    Alex, this is a really lovely posting – my favourite is the Italian Outdoor one, how very cool to see the ants going across the page, the photos dynamically changing and the leaf moving like that: stunning! It must have taken forever to do.


  16. Tabin says:

    Wonderful collections. Many reminds me of wedding cards i don’t know why.

  17. Carlos Ferreira says:

    What about this one

  18. Alex says:

    @Carlos… That website is really nice. It will get featured on our web gallery.

  19. jonathan says:

    Really really nice. I’m also a big fan of hillman curtis

  20. Adam says:

    Thankyou very much for the feature. Although we’ll have a new blog theme and new website design update very soon.

  21. JAN says:

    Thanks for including my site! It’s such an honor to be part of this list 🙂

  22. Alex says:

    @jonathan … really nice website. Will feature them in the gallery.

    @Adam … can’t wait to see the new design.

  23. Katy says:

    thanks for the inspiration

  24. Noelle says:

    Some neat stuff there… keep an eye out for our revamped site in the coming months for your ’09’s list!

  25. Alex says:

    Will do that, Noelle.

  26. Rogie King says:

    Thanks for featuring Komodo Media. I love the fact that this list contains sites I’ve not seen in the hoards of web inspiration galleries out there. Keep doing original stuff!

  27. Mkleyne says:

    Thank you for featuring my website in this wonderful article, it’s always lovely to get some extra recognition and visitors. One slight whiny point from my side is that my (website) name isn’t spelled correctly. I guess it’s not a big deal but for what it counts for ‘MK Leyne’ should just be ‘Mkleyne’.

    Anyway once again thank you very much, appreciate it that you mentioned my website in this article.

  28. Danny says:

    Anyone notice a trend among those sites. A majority of them where either green, had leaves and/or had some form of nature. Coincidence, I think not!

  29. Alex says:

    @Rogie King … thanks for your appreciation. We do our best to find new and original websites to showcase.

    @MKleyne … Sorry I misspelled the name. Will rectify that.

  30. Mkleyne says:

    @Alex No problem, it’s not that big of a deal. But still thanks for rectifying it, I appreciate it.

  31. Stacia says:

    Doesn’t this list really highlight graphic designers more than web designers? The code (layout, usability, etc.) isn’t want makes these sites beautiful, it’s the heavy, huge & colorful graphics. I think this post should be renamed “Most beautiful graphics on a site’s home page”.

    I’m on a T1 and many of these sites took multiple seconds to fully load, I assume due to the heavy graphics. I know it will be faster the next time, but to me that’s unacceptable performance.

  32. nice collection. i would like to see more of those graphically reduced layouts like the on of “Karim Zurita” in the list above….

  33. Great list! I am hoping that my website might make it into such a list some day.

  34. Paul says:

    These are beautiful. I wonder what 2009 will bring…

  35. Cara Jo says:

    Thank you for featuring the site I made – it’s nice to be featured on such a list. 🙂

  36. atom says:

    Some really awesome designs.

    I totally just changed to my new theme that no one but me likes 🙂 , so anyone going to trickeries isn’t seeing that one 😛

    I will put a theme switcher up shortly for anyone who wants to see the old design.

  37. Tyler says:

    I gotta say one very sad sad thing about this list. These are all unfortunately self-promo designs, in which the client is simply a design firm or a creative group.

    It would have been nice to see a ‘most beautiful websites’ that excercised a stronger core message and brand outside of just proving creativity through styling.

  38. Alex says:

    @atom … the new theme on trickeries is special. It’s not a mainstream design. I for one like it.

    @Tyler … we’ll do that in the future.

  39. honour chick says:

    awesome collection 🙂

  40. Tom Kenny says:

    This year has certainly been great for web design. A great source of inspiration, thank you.

  41. jurrieb says:

    Awsome websites id like to congratulate all designers for making such awsome websites

  42. Daniel says:

    Hey thanks for including my portfolio, i’m really honored to be part of that selection of great websites !

  43. salini says:


    Really all are fantastic designs.I really appreciate the designer who will design this such wonderful designs.
    I am also freelance web and graphic designer and i got project from outsourcing project website with free registration.All professionals can use this site.
    All designs are most beautiful design with good color combination.Thank you for sharing these information.
    Thanking you

  44. Franco says:

    The Project Vino design is really great.

  45. Santosh says:

    Thanks for these picks.

  46. atom says:

    @atom … the new theme on trickeries is special. It’s not a mainstream design. I for one like it.

    @Alex e-hug for you.

  47. payam says:

    take a look at :
    you will find out what the most beatiful website is?!!!

  48. Alex says:

    That;s a pretty cool site indeed. Added it to the CLD Web Gallery queue.

  49. Oh sweet 🙂 Designpicks is in your List!

  50. dieselman says:

    great list!
    i have used it here

  51. Dennison Uy says:

    Awesome collection! Just submitted my own site ( for consideration in your gallery. Hopefully I’ll be in the list for 2009 🙂

  52. Oh my god! the designers are getting better and better everyday…that’s good!!

  53. Oscar says:

    Increible coleccion, hay algunos que resaltan sobre las demas, es la muestra de que las paginas webs tambien son muestras de arte.

  54. Matias says:

    todo un arte, muy bueno!

  55. booogo says:

    gooooood job

  56. Goge says:

    Excelente recopilación.

  57. julio says:


  58. Oliver says:

    Lots of stunning sites here. I’m always looking for inspiration for the sites I design. Will have to look through them properly when I get a chance to and it’s good to see these websites displayed together and get recognition from other people.
    Thanks for this great post.

  59. The website designs are beautiful, and unique. They are all completely individual and inspirational. It just shows me, that when you designing for something you are committed to, how that shines through in your design work.

  60. Games Now says:

    Great list ! A great source of inspiration . Thanks !

  61. This is a very nice list actually. Very inspiring.

  62. You always get ideas when stuck by checking these kind of articles… I personally lately am keeping my eyes more on “creative” ways of laying out the page content as well as placing call to actions… after all what’s the point of having a gorgeous design if the site doesn’t work for you and your visitors…

    Alex Mos

  63. wow.. very nice designs! specially this one “Kulturbanause” web design. Nice one!

  64. Third designs is my fav. 🙂

  65. efingo says:

    Wow I’m in the list – thank you so much but… I have changed the design – hope it is as good as the old one 🙂

  66. Excellent collection of designs.I like Pixel Criminals design.Thanks for sharing.

  67. Great list thanks 🙂 very good source for inspiration, consider yourself saved to Delicious 🙂

  68. Nits says:

    Incredible collections who ever come here will definitely use these themes these are amazing & best for the blogs

  69. Geoff says:

    heheh., very nice designs

  70. CMYK says:

    Nice list!!!! Thanksss 1000000!!!! 😛

  71. I love your collection of the most beautiful websites of 2008. I like it all because of its abstract design

  72. sooran says:

    Very Good !
    Thanks …

    This post very Helped me

  73. WOW! All sites are really beautiful much interesting. you should make another list for 2009

  74. Sid says:

    You got a nice collection of site designs over here. Highly inspiring and cool looks.Also your site is also quite cool. Thanks for everything!
    Regards, SId!

  75. lalo says:

    bonito… muy bonito

  76. the list of website deserve winning price or gift, real stunning designs, i want to thank you for sharing these beautiful list of websites.

  77. marie says:


    I would like to submit this website which might present a different style compare to the list but which is nice too:

    Thank you

  78. Great list you have there, they truly are a work of art

  79. koko says:

    Thanks , cooooooooool collection

  80. I love the first one alot

  81. Karen says:

    I like the idea of having a beautiful website but at the same time I’m concerned about how they function for the user and also how quickly they load.

  82. Nafa says:

    Absolutely great sites

  83. RoyanoLoamp says:

    nice site ^) good gob

  84. Toni says:

    Absolutely great sites

  85. Elijah says:

    Wow ! Great and Very thank you so much…………

  86. HowWhatWhere says:

    great sites, thanks for sharing this list.

  87. maq says:

    First is the best. Great matte painting (i guess it names so)

  88. patam says:

    great.. thanks alot

  89. Beautiful design websites…love the design

  90. Montpellier says:

    Wow, such detail – more “electronic art” than “web design” some of those designs could look cool hanging on your wall.

  91. Ben says:

    Pixel Criminals I guess is my fav from there – a decent collection, thanks for the inspiration.

  92. koko says:

    Beautiful design websites

  93. I love specially Saizen Media web site…
    Your collection is great….

  94. Fantastic Sites, inspirational, Thanks for sharing.

  95. Munni says:

    The list of the websites are excellent. I want to see the next list of 2009 or 2010. Thanks a lot.

  96. Thank you for sharing yet another great online resource of design (web design) inspiration!

    Though most of my work is minimalist style web design, there is also a time and a place for more stylish design as represented in this page. I especially like the artwork in the background of these web-page designs.

  97. Beats says:

    Those designs are amazing. You almost need to know both html and graphic design to pull those off.

  98. Rhonda B says:

    These truly are beautiful websites! Great roundup.

  99. malam says:

    all designs are amazing.

  100. Gobias says:

    Thx alot for the beautiful inspiration.
    Always a pleasure to surf this site.

    Keep up the nice work!

  101. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful collection!!! thanks for including webside….

  102. cool designs, they are professional and eyecatching.

  103. thanks to sharing such attractive sites

  104. Oscar Avila says:

    Thanks for your tips! awesome…

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