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 Gallery — Best of CSS Design 2007.
Beautifully designed single page site.
Impressive design by a graphic arts student, Dominik Lenk.
Love the red color applied on the tinted background.
The torn paper and grunge effects are nicely put together. If you like my previous artistic design collection, you will like this site.
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.
Love the semi-transparent effects applied on the wood texture.
Very cooperative, yet friendly.
Another artsy site.
A Mac application site with nice icons and layout structure.
Good use of web typography and grid layout.
A beautiful web-app frontpage.
Single page portfolio site of Marius Roosendaal. Don't forget to check out both "Day" and "Night" theme.
I particularly like the details spent on the typography of Trale.
Very well-done on the header design.
Mmm yummy... both the design and chocolate bars. Another good design site powered by WordPress.
Nice 2-column homepage.
Very unique layout structure and nice background images throughout the site.
I like the design a lot, but I'm not sure if this design/style work for a financial related site.
New Zealand's web conference website.
Simple, clean, and comfortable layout.
A blog by John dedicated to typography.
Simple, large bold font, great color contrast...
Very unique illustration style and color theme.
A classic beautiful site.
One of my favorite ecommerce sites. The amount of details spent on this site is incredible.
The wish/tag cloud in the background is simply creative!
Another artsy design.
Very clean and boxy layout.
Site of Andy Clarke.
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.
One word, beautiful.
A very nice design within the box.
A design blog by Elliot Jay Stocks. He is a very talented designer with great personality (based on my personal conversations with him).
Good design and great content (freelance related).
Retro style in collage form.
I'm loving the watercolor effects.
I'm not a big fan of liquid design, but this is a good one.
Nice and clean 2-column blog design.
Another great example of single-page site.
A nice design blog by Matt Brett, he is a
A beautiful blog design by Larissa Meek, formerly a model, now she is an art director at AgencyNet.
Nice use of color contrast.
A blog by Terry and Tami Ng (celebrity and entertainment news).
Another nice design blog.
Another sketchy design.
Another retro/collage approach.
Another classic beautiful blog.
Blog and design portfolio of Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain.