If you are looking for inspiration for grid and column design, here is a nice collection of 32 column-based websites. These sites show how grid layout can be applied on various type of sites — whether a massive content editorial site or just a personal blog. Check out how the layout can be divided into 3 columns, 4 columns, a mixture of narrow and wide columns.

Editorial Sites

First let’s check out some of the famous editorial sites. Can you imagine how these sites would be organized without a grid system due to their massive content?

Grid in blog design

Here are some of the blogs that adapted the grid style. I have to specially mention Khoi Vinh, who played the big part in grid web design.

Break out of the box

Column design doesn’t mean you have to be within the box. See how you can break out of the box by using images to form unsymmetrical shapes.

Columns on eye-catchy background

Getting bored of the white background? Here are some good samples of column layout on graphical background.

Boxes and Columns

Content can also be organized into evenly distributed columns and rows.

Useful Links

168 Comments

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  1. Moliva
    Dec 9, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    Interesting designs…we’ve just redesigned our website and it would have definitely helped

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  2. Computer Room Cleaning
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    It’s interesting how designs are changing to reflect the new social phenomenon. Hard corporate design is giving way to a more casual almost friendly blog type style. The question is, does this have a measurable effect on the businesses concerned?

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    • James
      Aug 16, 2012 @ 11:42 am

      These designs are great, I like how they are professional yet clear and accessible.

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  3. George
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 1:18 am

    I never understand why newspaper websites have to be so packed with columns, boxes, and lines. It is so hard to focus to read on something.

    They never understand the web. It is so destined to fail. I rather read then in feed reader due to the lousy packed design.

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  4. yemek tarifleri
    May 2, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    Excellent Tutorials! Thanks so much!

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  5. Computer Cleaning
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Fantastic designs, professional yet fun.

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  6. Alquiler yates Ibiza
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    It’s interesting how designs are changing to reflect the new social phenomenon. Hard corporate design is giving way to a more casual almost friendly blog type style.

    Reply

  7. DymoLabels
    Jun 1, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    hey
    i really like your collection
    thanks for sharing

    Reply

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