For those who don't know, I'm also the guy behind Best Web Gallery and N.Design Studio. In 2006, I started Best Web Gallery as a gallery site where I feature the best CSS and Flash sites. I'm glad that I started the project because it gives me the opportunity to keep my design sense up-t0-the-trend. In the past year, I've seen a lot of sites from the submissions (some are great, some are horrible). As 2007 is wrapping up, I would like to share the best design sites with you. Here is a list of 50 websites hand-picked from Best Web GalleryBest of CSS Design 2007.

Capture the Valley

Beautifully designed single page site.

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Squawk Design

Impressive design by a graphic arts student, Dominik Lenk.

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Holiday To Go

Love the red color applied on the tinted background.

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Team Green

The torn paper and grunge effects are nicely put together. If you like my previous artistic design collection, you will like this site.

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Radiant Plumbing

How can a plumbing website be so artistic (check out the header artwork)? If the contrast on the text area is higher, it would be a perfect design.

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Alex Buga

Love the semi-transparent effects applied on the wood texture.

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Burnett Dairy

Very cooperative, yet friendly.

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Variable

Another artsy site.

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Pixelmator

A Mac application site with nice icons and layout structure.

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Jon Tan

Good use of web typography and grid layout.

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Scrapblog

A beautiful web-app frontpage.

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Marius Roosendaal

Single page portfolio site of Marius Roosendaal. Don't forget to check out both "Day" and "Night" theme.

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Trale

I particularly like the details spent on the typography of Trale.

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Sarah Hyland

Very well-done on the header design.

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Eye Candy

Mmm yummy... both the design and chocolate bars. Another good design site powered by WordPress.

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RealaSponse

Nice 2-column homepage.

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Flame Digital

Very unique layout structure and nice background images throughout the site.

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Tickerville

I like the design a lot, but I'm not sure if this design/style work for a financial related site.

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Webstock

New Zealand's web conference website.

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Cabedge

Simple, clean, and comfortable layout.

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I Love Typography

A blog by John dedicated to typography.

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Shylands

Simple, large bold font, great color contrast...

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Superawesome

Very unique illustration style and color theme.

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Happy Cog

A classic beautiful site.

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Free People

One of my favorite ecommerce sites. The amount of details spent on this site is incredible.

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Wish Tree

The wish/tag cloud in the background is simply creative!

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Biola Undergrad

Another artsy design.

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Viget Labs

Nice use of Javascript and CSS (I mean the scrolling effects).

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Svenigson

Very clean and boxy layout.

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Stuff and Nonsense

Site of Andy Clarke.

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J R Velasco

Designed by Miguel Ripoll (one of my favorite designers). He has great sense of web typography. The layout looks very chaotic, yet the content is organized.

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Explore Cascadia

One word, beautiful.

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Yellow Stone Park

A very nice design within the box.

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Elliot Jay Stocks

A design blog by Elliot Jay Stocks. He is a very talented designer with great personality (based on my personal conversations with him).

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Freelance Switch

Good design and great content (freelance related).

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Knoxville

Retro style in collage form.

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Electric Pulp

I'm loving the watercolor effects.

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Vivabit

I'm not a big fan of liquid design, but this is a good one.

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Surfgarden

Nice and clean 2-column blog design.

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Tanya Merone

Another great example of single-page site.

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Matt Brett

A nice design blog by Matt Brett, he is a designer gamer.

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Larissa Meek

A beautiful blog design by Larissa Meek, formerly a model, now she is an art director at AgencyNet.

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Noodle Box

Nice use of color contrast.

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Kineda

A blog by Terry and Tami Ng (celebrity and entertainment news).

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Pod3.tv

Another nice design blog.

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Kev Adamson

Another sketchy design.

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Eleven3

Another retro/collage approach.

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Turbo Milk

Nice icon.

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Veerle's Blog

Another classic beautiful blog.

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31three

Blog and design portfolio of Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain.

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