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40 most beautiful and inspirational website designs of 2008

2008 has brought some big changes in the design trends. One of the major ones was the end of the so called “glossy revolution“, the wrongful design interpretation of the web 2.0 current. You know what I am talking about : the glossy, vivid and colorful logos and website designs, the major usage of reflections and two tone colors. This style is used less and less, and some new design trends are starting to emerge (the vintage style seems to be catching on).

The sites below are the most representative designs, collected by us for our CSS and Flash Web Gallery. Apart from the showcase we added a little description of each website so you can get an idea what’s it about.

If you are looking to print any of these vivid pages,make sure your ink cartridges are full first as some are quite colorful

Blog Solid

Blog Solid is for bloggers and those interested in blogging as an exciting and effective way of communicating. Blogsolid is a growing collection of tips, advice and ideas for better blogging.

Blog Solid

Dana’s Garden

Dara’s Garden fashions a fabulous setting for you to make memories you will love and cherish. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate ceremony or a large gathering, Dara’s Garden offers the finest location for any event.

Dana's Garden

OLDesign

OLDesign is the portfolio of Olof Lönnroth, a webdesigner, musician and soon to be Bachelor of Informatics, living in Gothenburg, Sweden.

OLDesign

FortySeven Media

FortySeven Media is the portfolio of Jonathan Longnecker and Nate Croft and the do, as described by themselves, kick awesome web design, graphic design and media creation.

FortySeven Media

Efingo

Efingo is the portfolio of a romanian designer specialized in Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW and 3D Studio MAX.

Efingo

Caty Design Studio

Caty Design Studio is the portfolio of very talented graphic and web designer Caty Ng from Singapore.

Caty Design Studio

Saizen Media Studios

Saizen Media is the portfolio of a very talented design team. They do mainly (spectacular) Flash websites.

Saizen Media

N.Design Studio

N.Design Studio is the portfolio and design resources website of Nick La, the owner of 2 other well-known websites Web Designer Wall and Best Web Gallery.

N.Design Wall

Larissa Meek

Larissa Meek is the website of 3D animator, Miss USA finalist, bikini model, actress and reality TV star Larissa Meek.

Larissa Meek

Kulturbanause

Kulturbanause is the blog, portfolio and online playground of Jonas Hellwig.

Kulturbanause

Toucouleur

Toucouleur is the portfolio website of a french design and development company.

Toucouleur

Style 4 you

Style 4 you is the personal website of 30 year-old italian fashion consultant Christina Chiucini.

Style 4 you

Noe Design Studio

Noe Design Studio is the personal portfolio of Dan Noe, an Iowa-based multi-media designer specializing in branding, advertising and web design solutions. Dan’s work has been featured in Communication Arts, Logo Lounge 4, on the FWA and in Web Builder Magazine.

Noe Design Studio

Adventure here

Adventure here is the website of Angela Marti, fitness trainer and nutritional consultant from Auburn, California.

Adventure here

A.viary

A.viary is a small company specialized on creation of rich internet applications geared for artists of all genres, applications ranging from image editing to 3D and video tools.

A.viary

Kurak

Kurak is the personal portfolio of designer Jakub Slaby, based id Biesko-Biala, Poland.

Kurak

Satsu Design

Satsu Design is a multi-disciplinary design agency based offshore on the Isle of Man.

Satsu Design

Sessions by Collective Idea

Sessions is, as they describe themselves, “Hands-on training in a vacation setting”.

Sessions by Collective Idea

Nem Studio

Nem Studio is the development blog of Michael Villar, belgian web designer and web developer.

Nem Studio

Michelle Dinan

Michelle Dinan is the blog and portfolio of 24 year-old Michelle Dinan, a web / graphic design and illustrator from Bournemouth, England.

Michelle Dinan

Dean Oakley

Dean Oakley is the online portfolio of aussie designer Dean Oakley.

Dean Oakley

Gavin Mackintosh

Gavin Mackintosh is the blog and portfolio of Gavin Mackintosh a graphic/web designer based London.

Gavin Mackintosh

Pixel Criminals

Pixel Criminals is the portfolio of a web design and web development company.

Pixel Criminals

Coalmarch Productions

Coalmarch Productions is a software development company based in cary, North Carolina

Coalmarch Productions

Josh Tilton

Josh Tilton is a graphic / website designer who operates out of central NH providing clients with accessible, web-standard compliant, usable, and aesthetically pleasing websites.

Josh Tilton

Project Vino

Project Vino is a social network dedicated to wine lovers in Australia and New Zeeland.

Project Vino

The Ernest Hemingway Collection

The Ernest Hemingway Collection is the official home of the Ernest Hemingway Collection. For over ten years the Collection has represented the lifestyle, personality, and enthusiasm for adventure espoused by one of America’s most celebrated literary masters.

Ernest Hemingway

Freelenz

Freelenz is the blog and portfolio of austrian web developer Ewald Natter.

Freelez

Bonsai Studios

Bonsai Studios is a small, people oriented graphic and web design company, specializes in affordable electronic and print media solutions for individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Bonsai Studios

Hicks Design

Hicks Design is the creative partnership of Jon and Leigh Hicks, set up in 2002.

Hicks Design

Jeff Sarmiento

Jeff Sarmiento is a web designer from Toronto, Canada. This website is his blog and portfolio.

Jeff Sarmiento

Design Disease

Design Disease is a web company that provides cost-effective Web design services focused on usability, accessibility and Web standards.

Design Disease

Great Design Blog

Great Design Blog is the blog of UK designer James Powell.

Great Design Blog

Okapi Studio

Okapi Studio is the portfolio of an international developement company with over 5 years of experience on the American and European market, offering a fine mixture
of traditional and new media creative services.

Okapi Studio

Narfstuff

Narfstuff is a blog about WordPress Development, Web and Graphic Design.

Narfstuff

Slabovia.tv

Slabovia.tv is an online representation of the Slabovian State Communications Network and its various media output.

Slabovia.tv

Sevenedge

Sevenedge is a web agency founded by Frederiek Pascal and Dries Schaballie.

Sevenedge

Dann Wittaker Creative

Dann Wittaker Creative is a web agency providing marketing solutions for business of any size.

Dann Wittaker Creative

Guide de Prague

Guide de Prague is the Prague online travel guide of Martina Geletova.

Guide de Prague

Karim Zurita

Karim Zurita is a web developer based in San Diego, California.

Karim Zurita

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