Finding inspiration has always been part of my work and life. I created Best Web Gallery back in 2006 as my personal bookmark tool where I featured the best design on the web. I’ve featured more than 1700+ sites in the past years. Today I’m happy to announce the redesign. The new design gives the site a huge facelift and more functional.
The major upgrade in the backend is the WordPress platform and the theme framework. I upgraded WordPress from version 2.2 which is a 4-year old version to the latest 3.2. The theme back-end is based on the Themify framework.
Each post has multiple viewing options:
Browsing on Best Web Gallery is easier. Featured links can be opened in a lightbox mode and users can use the arrow keys to browse through the gallery without having to switch tabs or go back and forth.
The image screen capture is taken at full size 1200px wide.
On top of the new design and platform, I also added a star rating plugin (suggested by many). Now you can rate the site and view the top 2o sites.
The layout is completely fluid and responsive. It works in any resolution and all major browsers including Internet Explorer. If you are into the responsive design, read my tutorial on how to code a responsive design with media queries.
Lastly, I would like to introduce Chad Mueller of Inspiredology. Chad will be on board and handling the submissions and site management.
Looks great. i liked very much the design of the page number navigation on the bottom, and it’s all css!.
Question: what is the name of the star rating plugin?
What plugin or code did you use to allow user ratings?
The star rating plugin is: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gd-star-rating/
I was surprised, after seeing nothing in my BWG RSS Feed empty for so long, to suddenly have a huge new list of wonderful websites to visit. And the site revamp works really well too :)
Nice redesign, one thing though, the list of categories on the hover of “gallery” is hardly readable for the small terms.
Btw, i’ve updated the infos on regrouped.net about bestwebgallery.
Looking very nice.
I am a beginner of web desigining. i found the article quite interesting.I want to learn more about web design
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It was great, now it`s better! The navigation are easier. Great job, Nick!
Liked the responsiveness of the site and it feels very slick. Nice job!
Great, that you’re back ;)
BWG is back. Great work! :D
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I like it, great upgrade to the site.
Just spent a pleasant 15 looking around it. Some nice choices there.
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Congrats on the revamp. BWG has always been one of the best in the past, I kept coming back hoping for new updates. Great job on the redesign.
Hi Nick, the site is awesome and thanks for posting my site. Haha. I had no idea till I got a random email from this girl who visited your site. Holla!
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Looks really great. Good job on the hard work and creativity.
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Wow new look, this looks great…
Good job, it was great before, now…amazing!!
This is great, you start redesign work with Ndesign, then Web designer wall, and now is bestwebgallery. Is icondock the next revamp?
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Great design! Fresh look with good old simplicity and usability. Looks great on my mobile too :)
Really great design.Good job.keep it up…
Thanks for the article! Love it!
I check the best web gallery site every week to find inspirations. I am kinda upset since I found the site was not updated for a while. So excited to see the redesign of the site. love it!!!
I like the design. We had something like that on our website and it looked pretty good. I think we switched for speed issues I believe. Awesome design though. Good post.
I love the feel of the site – great job.
Good stuff, i really enjoy your work.
Really great design.Good job.keep it up
Loving the new and improved web design gallery!!!
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Great revamp of the site, it’s a great source of inspiration!
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Awesome design, i like this new look :) Keep it up this nice posting:)
My sincere congratulations for this blog! It helped me a lot and enjoyed, especially since all your shares are interesting.
Nice stuffs,really i like it.keep posting more and more.
Excellent. I love the simplicity of the interface (your own site should be featured!). Love how you can see so many examples in a single frame. Love the star rating system (reminds me of Bridge). I bookmarked it!
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looking much better – bookmarked for future use :)
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very user-friendly and looks good as well…. good work!
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Really great web gallery has been created by you. Very user friendly.
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Very good. I just looked your best web gallery site. it is looking really good. I submitted my website also. thanks
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I submitted my website to your best web gallery site. how many days will take for review? thank you
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Wow- love it.
Love it! What rating system are you using on this site? Is that Flash?
I really like the design.
Though I would like to see a page transition in some sort of way?
The second thing is that the top 20 consists of the highest rating, but shouldn’t the number of votes also be taken into account? I think that it would make the top 20 more valuable.
just my 2 cents ;)
nice design i like it
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I like the look of Themify – might give that a shot at some point.
I’ve come across Thesis before, which seems similar, but doesn’t have the range of ready-to-buy themes that Themify has.
Nice choice for your gallery ;-)
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looks awesome! will give Themify a go!
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I think this is one of the best shares in your website. I was looking for this kind of article.
Beautiful,I love the simplicity of the interface too,and I know a software for capturing screen on Mac OS, when you see some nice pictures or a small piece, Onde Screen Capture for Mac is very useful tool for capturing any graphics, if you are interested, you can try Onde Screen Capture for Mac.
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Awesome! Great to see it working again with up to date entries!
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Looks good! Thanks for sharing.
Your work is inspiring as always. You have such a talent for picking trends and making them your own. This is a so clean and polished – well done Nick!
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Must have add-on – Thank you for the update.
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