Last December, I posted a list of the best designs in 2007. Now, it is time for — Best of CSS Design 2008 (a new list of 50 websites hand-picked from Best Web Gallery). This year, more designers are using the large background technique and utilizing Javascript frameworks (such as jQuery and MooTools) to enchance the user experience. I also came across a few designs that mixed Flash with CSS; perhaps a new trend we should look for in 2009?

Let It Bleed

Big bold visual images make this website stand out from the crowd.

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Vermont Coffee Works

Good use of Flash mixed with CSS.

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Digital Mash

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Good

Good visual and content-focused design.

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Wilson Miner

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DrupalCon, DC

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Future of Web Apps – Miami 2009

An excellent mixture of big font and grungy effects.

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Housing Works

Nice use of large background on the homepage. Large background web design is very hot lately.

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Future of Web Design – NYC 2008

Another nice example of large background design.

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Tennessee – Fall

I have to admit, Tennessee’s sites are one of the best series — Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter.

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Tennessee – Spring

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Tennessee – Summer

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Tennessee – Winter

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Five Runs

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Branded07

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Cappuccino

A very origanized site with great usability.

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LightCMS

LightCMS incorporated some pencil/sketchy effects, yet maintained its corporate feel.

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The First Twenty

Nicely designed one-page site.

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YouLove.Us

Great implementation of CSS and Javascript (jQuery).

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Luke Larsen

The aquarium themed portfolio of Luke Larsen demonstrates great use of jQuery’s Scrollto plugin.

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Design Disease

Wavy and rounded shapes make this site look fun and interesting.

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Adaptd

Although the design style reminds me of ISO50 (Scott Hansen), but it is worth to mention.

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Jason Santa Maria

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Electricurrent

Notice how Electricurrent used the background image technique to display the portfolio images?

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Training by Collective Idea

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MacAllan Ridge

Good visual design, easy navigation — two thumbs up.

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Pikaboo

A cool design that combined CSS, Javascript, and Flash technology.

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Mochi Ads

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Fling Media

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eWedding

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Viget

Viget did a great job on branding their image by maintaining the consistency throughout their series of blogs — Inspire, Advance, Engage, and Extend.

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Viget – Inspire

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Viget – Advance

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Viget – Engage

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Viget – Extend

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August

An awesome design that used Flash scalable image as the background (resize your browser to see the scalable background).

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Car Freaks

This blog frequently change their homepage background photo to provide refreshing feel.

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Go To China

Here is a perfect example that uses high resolution photos for website’s background. Notice the background image is scalable based on your browser size (done by Javascript CSS).

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Jesus Christ

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Billy Hughes

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Free People

FreePeople is my all time favorite design (love the collage style).

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Mouse to Minx

Retro and sexy.

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Dara’s Garden

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Design Sponge

The scrapbook design style is a perfect match for the site’s content.

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Ma.tt

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The Lippincott

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Hot Meteor

Love the hot retro font!

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Fortyseven Media

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The Old State

It is rare to find such a beautiful black and white theme.

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290 Comments

Marco
Dec 5, 2008 at 6:20 am

Great round-up Nick! Really shows how creative people can be. Very inspirational, thanks!

Levi Levita
Dec 5, 2008 at 6:31 am

Very cool! source of inspiration for the year 2009

AJ
Dec 5, 2008 at 6:34 am

Nice Picks – very creative and professional

Ewout
Dec 5, 2008 at 6:45 am

Great list, but where’s my site!? ;)

SE7EN
Dec 5, 2008 at 6:48 am

Great compliation :D
Nice

John
Dec 5, 2008 at 6:50 am

Great list. Hmm… no what can I do to make the 2010 list?

Pontus Madsen
Dec 5, 2008 at 6:51 am

I agree, Nice source of inspiration, thanks man! Good list.

eMeRiKa
Dec 5, 2008 at 7:03 am

Great designs !!!

Leigh Taylor
Dec 5, 2008 at 7:04 am

Great round-up with a good source of inspiration, on a note with @Levi be good to contrast a round-up like this of 2008 and then 2009 to see how it is progressing!

Le_Jo
Dec 5, 2008 at 7:07 am

The scaleable hi-res background for GO TO CHINA is simply done with CSS. No Javascript. Just try it with “noScript” switched on. :)

Greeting from Germany

Raymond Selda
Dec 5, 2008 at 7:19 am

Great list! This is really inspiring. I’ve got a long way to go but I will get there. Thank for this post.

SC
Dec 5, 2008 at 7:33 am

Amazing collections.

Robbe
Dec 5, 2008 at 7:33 am

Massive list!

Soeren Sprogoe
Dec 5, 2008 at 8:40 am

Amazing list.

And nice with your personal comment on some of the designs too! Please do more of that on next years list :-)

Mouse to Minx is definately one of my all-time favourites, allthough the current version of their frontpage doesn’t render perfectly in FF3.

Pino
Dec 5, 2008 at 8:40 am

Cool! :-)

Josh
Dec 5, 2008 at 8:43 am

The image for “Mouse to Minx” actually links to sprawsm.com. And it should be noted that the image replacement used on Mouse to Minx does not work in Firefox 3.

Nick La
Dec 5, 2008 at 8:47 am

@Le_Jo – Thanks for the correction.

@Josh – Fixed.

Rob
Dec 5, 2008 at 9:35 am

Thanks for featuring my site on the list! Very honoured.

Zlatko N.
Dec 5, 2008 at 9:36 am

Excellent hand-picked collection! My favorites are the Tennessee and Viget ones. I’ll also include Adaptd for its brave use of colors.

gelay Jamtsho
Dec 5, 2008 at 9:40 am

Nice. I love bg, specially big bgs.

Nick Hand
Dec 5, 2008 at 9:43 am

Great list! Keep it up :)

Jairus
Dec 5, 2008 at 9:46 am

The footer on Jason Santa Maria’s site is fantastic.

Jason
Dec 5, 2008 at 9:46 am

Those are all great sites, I like the “Future Of” and Tennessee ones the best.

Kevin Brown
Dec 5, 2008 at 10:04 am

Great post! These are admirable sites indeed!

Mark
Dec 5, 2008 at 10:09 am

These are great examples of how CSS should be used for a great web design

joyoge
Dec 5, 2008 at 10:14 am

very good very nice:)) thanks..

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Dec 5, 2008 at 10:18 am

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David Hellmann
Dec 5, 2008 at 10:43 am

nice overview and a lot of great websites!

minstyle
Dec 5, 2008 at 10:59 am

Nice collection of fresh websites. Especially the site of Wilson is nice.

Timothy
Dec 5, 2008 at 11:04 am

Nice list. Good set of inspiration. Delicioused

Petr Lysak
Dec 5, 2008 at 11:06 am

Free People is truly one of da best!

Car Freaks rocks too, a bit pitty that all images are cutted on the sides as visible on higher resolutions. Go to China and August perform fine as well.

Online Hry Zdarma
Dec 5, 2008 at 11:20 am

Great list of great design as usual. I agree with Jairus, the footer on Santa Maria´s site is beautiful …

Elaine
Dec 5, 2008 at 11:27 am

Have been hoping this post was going to come along soon. Excellent.

I love Ma.tt, and all the Tennessee ones.

Blagoj
Dec 5, 2008 at 11:44 am

I must say your list is perfect. How much time did you put into assembling the list?

Greg
Dec 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Great list!!! Check out some more at SubmitCss.com
– Greg

Steve Ambielli
Dec 5, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Fantastic list, Nick. I always enjoy looking for inspiration.

rossella sferlazzo
Dec 5, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Cool list ! Very nice website! Thank you!!

http://www.sferlazzorossella.wordpress.com

Christian
Dec 5, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Man – i love CSS! Really good showcase of work there – clean, crisp and adventurous quick loading, seo friendly design – what more could you want?
I love these big pic background websites with layered div content and the use of moo tools and other js quipps!

Good work!!! Check our new site out in January – one for the 09 list…
http://www.globalcreative.co.uk

Duane Nason
Dec 5, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Wow. What a great collection of sites. I know what I’m doing for the rest of the day!

Btw, your site’s pretty sweet too!

Ron
Dec 5, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Lists like this are why this continues to be my favorite web design resource online.

alexandr
Dec 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm

look very nice! Please visit http://warezrip.com

bebo music skins
Dec 5, 2008 at 5:01 pm

awesome designs, i want to be a web designer and seeing these cool designs makes me want to work harder. thanks for the inspiration

Di
Dec 5, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Hi,
I am always so inspired by all your sites, taste and style, thank you for putting so much effort into contributing to the design world. The web is a better looking place for it!
Di
x

Jonathan Longnecker
Dec 5, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Thanks for the mention guys, we are always deeply honored!

WP Cult
Dec 5, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Nice set of sites, maybe I” get into the mix next year..

printers brisbane
Dec 5, 2008 at 6:12 pm

A great list, well done. Will take me a little while to get through it all. But a great source of inspiration to us all. Hopefully I’ll make the cut next year ;)

Luke Larsen
Dec 5, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Thanks for the mention! I am honored. I enjoy webdesignerwall!

joao
Dec 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm

I love CSS!
Really good showcase of work there – clean, crisp and adventurous quick loading, seo friendly design!
i use it in my blog.

Corey Machanic
Dec 5, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Very honored by the mention of the Vermont Coffee Works site. Thank you!

Sanny Rizky Jatnika
Dec 5, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Thank for always inspiring me…my design, my blog, my student and also my carrier ;)
INDONESIAN DESIGN LOVE IT

Robin
Dec 6, 2008 at 2:44 am

thanks! I like CSS sites. It’s very usefull collection for me)

baknudz
Dec 6, 2008 at 4:11 am

Great collection, very inspirational….
makes me wanna quit programming and focus more on web design..

thanks webdesignerwall

create.sk
Dec 6, 2008 at 6:27 am

I like Luke Larsen’s web.

reklamné štúdio create.sk
Dec 6, 2008 at 6:36 am

I like Luke Larsen’s webpage. Nice use of simple JS.

Carlos Hermoso
Dec 6, 2008 at 6:59 am

Great collection of best of CSS design 2008. Some of them look unreal

Omni Web Solutions
Dec 6, 2008 at 8:21 am

great compilation and some fresh inspiration, the 47nMedia portfolio is for me one of the beautiful!

Bonnie Bogle
Dec 6, 2008 at 10:35 am

Wow, we’re very happy to have made the list with the DrupalCon DC site and to be in the company of so many impressive designs!

Steve Rogers
Dec 6, 2008 at 11:19 am

I love CSS and these designs are beautiful, but I wonder if the sites show cased might have been different had usability, SEO and 508 compliance been explored.

Kristina
Dec 6, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Very inspirational examples… I stumbled upon your site today, while in a web design class at National University and I’m forwarding a link for it to my fellow students. (I’ll also be bookmarking your site, which is extremely clean, easy-to-use and informational… thanks!)

Chris O'Donnell
Dec 6, 2008 at 1:01 pm

I vote for Volll, Design Disease, and Wilson Miner… Great round-up.

Lauryn
Dec 6, 2008 at 1:23 pm

A useful report to be published on our community. Thanks!!

Dainis Graveris
Dec 6, 2008 at 5:25 pm

amazing collection – I like this site because of this kind of content! Huge collection and nice inspiration piece. Bookmarked!

Ali
Dec 6, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Nice and good selection of pages

Eric-from-Boston
Dec 6, 2008 at 6:54 pm

total hottness! – the rolling stone one is really cool and different

Beantown Design
Dec 6, 2008 at 7:41 pm

Nice list..

The link for Viget – Advance is wrong.

Trendy Web Design
Dec 6, 2008 at 9:25 pm

I always get so very excited for these posts! Great inspiration here :)

Peng
Dec 6, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Great List!

Kayla
Dec 7, 2008 at 12:12 am

Wonderful collection, and wonderful inspiration!

Nikko
Dec 7, 2008 at 10:29 am

The only I can say is.. AWESOME!

joao
Dec 7, 2008 at 10:53 am

Nice selection of pages.
my blog

Teylor Feliz
Dec 7, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Great details!!!

Auyana
Dec 7, 2008 at 1:06 pm

Wow! The designs are getting better and better each year. Thank you for the amazing collection.

radu
Dec 7, 2008 at 2:51 pm

I think this site is an great site of 2008.
http://www.suiepaparude.ro

Ivy Clark
Dec 7, 2008 at 11:16 pm

What a great list of inspiration! Thanks for putting it all together. I’m truely amazed at how far everyone’s taken web design… and continuing to push the limits. I still remember the days when it all first started, with all the blingbling text effects, boxy table containers, rectangular images and horrible colours.

Kurt Holmgren
Dec 7, 2008 at 11:33 pm

great stuff – well done guys & gals.

insic
Dec 8, 2008 at 2:10 am

this list holds my breath. beautiful designs/

Shaka
Dec 8, 2008 at 4:09 am

Handsome list. I share it to my friends.

Farid Hadi
Dec 8, 2008 at 4:14 am

Some of those designs are really great.
Thanks for putting together a good list.

Muhammad Usman
Dec 8, 2008 at 9:22 am

Thanks for sharing

omtv
Dec 8, 2008 at 9:37 am

Really nice designs!

Ty-CssGuy
Dec 8, 2008 at 9:47 am

Wow… a ton of those were in my picks also:
MI
Weekly Top Standards
Nice job then! :)

wap
Dec 8, 2008 at 9:57 am

good job

M.A.Yoosuf
Dec 8, 2008 at 10:09 am

its amazing, but you missed some sites nick, better to add komodo media and much more in your web directory, any way its a great job, if you see my blog as one of add that too ;)

M.A.Yoosuf
http://yoosuf.awardspace.com/

bweb
Dec 8, 2008 at 10:30 am

great stuff – well done

Green Sheep
Dec 8, 2008 at 11:46 am

Gives us all something to aspire to!

kailoon
Dec 8, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Wow, great list!

Actually, what is the standard to be listed here?

Matt
Dec 8, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Great list, and great designs.

Hans
Dec 9, 2008 at 12:23 am

Hi,

I would also suggest http://tourmandu.com
Great, simple design

kurroman
Dec 9, 2008 at 3:49 am

Great post and great job, thx!

eNews
Dec 9, 2008 at 3:54 am

very very nice, good work

Juanma
Dec 9, 2008 at 5:10 am

Thanks a lot by this fantastic catalogue of beautiful web designs !!

Alex
Dec 9, 2008 at 7:05 am

awesome!! but even for me, some of them are too fancy that i don know how to use. just give me a little while, i will get used to it. Another Question, why most of them are small sites?

webdesign bonn
Dec 9, 2008 at 7:16 am

great collection! thx

Irene Demetri
Dec 9, 2008 at 8:36 am

great list – some of them have created the latest ‘trends’ on the web

Matt
Dec 9, 2008 at 12:54 pm

This stuff is great.

Chases Glasses?

Will Doyle
Dec 10, 2008 at 4:05 am

Great Work

Thanks

Will

http://www.willdoyle.co.uk

E-maniacs
Dec 10, 2008 at 6:50 am

wow.

This is an huge great collection

Thanks

João Henrique Ferreira da Mata Ferreira da Mata
Dec 10, 2008 at 7:06 am

excellent post!!!

David Costales
Dec 10, 2008 at 8:20 am

Thanks a lot! very nice list.

Alvaris Falcon
Dec 10, 2008 at 8:49 am

I thought so far the Design Disease is really a stunning success, saw it appear in several blog and website’s review.

Anyway, a very cool list indeed, thanks for sharing ya!

Peter Schaefer
Dec 10, 2008 at 9:19 am

This list is amazing! Thank you very much for making an effort to compile it. We just launched a new company site as well. I would greatly appreciate some input:
Lautus Design

Best,
Peter

Frank
Dec 10, 2008 at 10:20 am

We need someone to design a business card for our company.
More info

Cátia Kitahara
Dec 10, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Nick, two things: the Volll website had been around since 2007, and I’d add to this list and from the Best Web Gallery Carolina Jesus’ portifolio. Nice list, though. :)

Fred
Dec 11, 2008 at 12:40 am

This is a great list of website. Mostly all the designs are awesome. Great job looking for those websites.

If anyone is interested we offer domain names for as low as $3.99 with any non domain purchase.

DKumar M.
Dec 11, 2008 at 9:38 am

Again, a cool collection of piece of arts !!

Thanks Nick.

Dkumar M.
http://www.instantshift.com

Minhaj
Dec 11, 2008 at 11:03 am

Hey, add me too!

Roxanne
Dec 11, 2008 at 2:42 pm

While, I do love the site’s chosen, I feel some of them have the same look and feel. I liked your 2007 selection better, had a bigger variety. Wonder what that could mean…?

Patareco
Dec 11, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Thanks for this!

Di Kennedy
Dec 11, 2008 at 9:12 pm

An absolutely peerless collection. Where do you find the time? Thank you…

mike
Dec 12, 2008 at 4:00 am

very nice collection… but surely u meant best website design (using css) as oppose to best css design? cuz it makes little sense right now.

Jacklyn
Dec 12, 2008 at 5:34 pm

I think http://www.logicweb.com is a great CSS site for a web host, and also this web 2.0 design firm, http://www.stoodeo.com is awesome.

Thanks for the list.

joao
Dec 12, 2008 at 5:46 pm

This is a great list of websites!
my blog

john
Dec 12, 2008 at 8:16 pm

isn’t viget extend a copy of taprootcreative.com?

Skyte Media
Dec 13, 2008 at 6:21 am

Wow!

Some amazing designs there.

Flash mixed with CSS sounds exciting. I wonder how we could all encorporate this in 2009!!

http://www.skytemedia.com

Matt
Dec 13, 2008 at 12:27 pm

isn’t viget extend a copy of taprootcreative.com?

How do you figure? They look nothing alike!

sparklergirl
Dec 14, 2008 at 3:23 am

thanks for the great list! I love the “Go to China” scalable background image. any suggestions about where to learn how it was done in CSS? thanks!

Will Doyle
Dec 14, 2008 at 11:28 am

Some great designs

Thanks

http://www.willdoyle.co.uk

Henk
Dec 14, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Hi, great list. But how can you change the name of the month from December to Dec?

Ralp
Dec 14, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Hi, thanks a lot for sharing this amazing list of well designed websites on this year. This is very inspiring and i will take into consideration when designing my web interfaces.
Regards from
Ralph
http://www.deprowebs.com

st.killian
Dec 15, 2008 at 1:22 am

these are very inspiring web designs ! *applause* :)

Joad
Dec 15, 2008 at 4:41 am

So PAINFULLY predictable. I’m very tired of the web 2.0 look, and the stupid ultra clean motif that has taken over. Even the fake grunge look, and “Oops look what fell out of my doodle book and onto my website look” like seen here. GAG ME MAN! Lastly, I’m tired of people telling me what looks good, and the “rules” of good design. Rules? Shoot!

Lenin Glass | Oklahoma wedding photographer
Dec 15, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Very nice websites — some I could care less for.

Mr P
Dec 15, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Thanks so much. This list of website design and development is very good and fires me up for my next web design project.

Bbox
Dec 15, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Some really great work up there, thanks for the info!

Ritesh Jain
Dec 15, 2008 at 10:52 pm

Nice Collection! Here should be this site also

http://www.rjvisuals.com/html/main.htm

Thanks
Regards
Ritesh Jain

Sanjay Daadhich
Dec 15, 2008 at 11:01 pm

Nice CSS website lists, It inspires me a lot really cool and funky stuff.
Wanna see how webdesignerwall inspires just move your eyes a bit down :-)
http://www.triptiarts.com

Robin
Dec 16, 2008 at 8:02 am

Great ressources. Thanks m8.

Clinton
Dec 16, 2008 at 1:16 pm

wow I had designers block a minute ago, but not anymore :D this is some great work. One thing i don’t understand on the goto china website, why did they put the background image in a table?

Regnareb
Dec 17, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Some of them should see their websites on Opera…

Regnareb
Dec 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Some of them should try to see their websites on Opera…

xzyhko
Dec 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Just an observation “let it bleed” is not a full flash site it was styled with CSS.

kk
Dec 19, 2008 at 8:00 am

wow is very nice… i would like to try it

Derek
Dec 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm

The Volll site is redirecting to a crapwar / spyware site. You’ll find yourself forcing quitting your browser because multiple prompts will warn you about your PC being infected. I just discovered that while using LittleSnapper. See screenshots on Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/0401/3120097141/

That link should be checked or removed. I feel sorry for anyone who might be using Windows and opens that site.

Nick La
Dec 19, 2008 at 1:21 pm

@Derek – Thanks for informing. Volll link has been removed.

werbeagentur bonn
Dec 19, 2008 at 3:36 pm

wow .. excellent collection!

rafting55
Dec 21, 2008 at 7:54 am

Great!

jaime
Dec 23, 2008 at 5:36 am

Great compilation. Thanks

Çağlar
Dec 23, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Whoaa .. :D great desings..

小明哥
Dec 24, 2008 at 8:14 am

不错哟!很好看

MOHAMMAD ANEES
Dec 25, 2008 at 2:54 am

amazing collection of css design !
do you have free css files to download ? if yes please tell me where it is
thanks
god bless you

website design delhi
Dec 25, 2008 at 6:04 am

Hi!….
I was searching on internet and I found your web design blog…..it is really interesting…keep it up….look forward to read more from you

reza
Dec 26, 2008 at 8:32 am

thank u very mach for collections,it’s very interesting.

Carlito
Dec 26, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Check the http://www.exdizajn.com/blog

Bad Self
Dec 29, 2008 at 12:58 pm

I’m with you with these sites, they offer a nice range of graphic and layout freedom. We’re getting closer to real design these days – now if we could only fix that nasty typography issue.

BTW I went and checked out that Scott Hansen guy’s stuff, and talk about being derivative – I’d say he’s more guilty of that than Adaptd is.

education in India
Dec 30, 2008 at 4:48 am

i found your website in search engine. its really superb and lot of css design here.its very useful resources for us.

Bernardo G. da Silva
Dec 30, 2008 at 7:53 am

Sorry I have not known before, but now it’s time to make up for lost time! Congratulations! This blog is fantastic. Several references and contents of the left to help us all designers.

Mrinal Mahanti
Dec 31, 2008 at 1:03 am

Thanks you very much for such good collection of best css design.

publicitate online
Jan 1, 2009 at 5:17 am

Best css design collection

Thanks!

Zsolt Vajda
Jan 1, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Hi everyone, volll.com speaking,

We are deeply sorry about that malware/spyware thing which resulted our link removal, it seems our site has been infected/hacked/whatever by someone/something (im just a designer – i dont know how this stuff works). But it’s all cool now, and I hope we’ll get our link back :)

Miss Blossom
Jan 1, 2009 at 8:29 pm

I just have to say that I love sites like dara’s garden, mouse to minx and design sponge, but some of the more chunky (some would call them clean and graphic) sites I can admire, but they really don’t appeal to the girls, which I suspect they are not meant to.
I do find some of the sites a bit “tricky” or trying too hard to use funky tools rather than communicate, but overall a great collection to sum up the design of the year.
Di

sky
Jan 3, 2009 at 3:11 am

between these best-of posts and your WP tutorials, you’re my new favorite resource — thanks for bringing us some real value.

any way you can point me to the technique ringvemedia (go to china) used for their scalable background? i’m having trouble pinning it down.

thanks again.

Education in India
Jan 3, 2009 at 10:21 am

all css layout very nice and attractive

http://www.nmgroup.org

Cher Stewart
Jan 4, 2009 at 2:04 am

I agree about a lot of these sites, but it would be nice to have some reasons why each design is considered “the best”. Visit China uses a giant image in a table, which has little to nothing to do with CSS. Setting its height/width to 100% isn’t clever at all. I agree that the rules can be broken, but going backwards in standards is not the way to do it.

Catalin
Jan 5, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Thaks for including AdaptD in your list. As for ISO50 i am familiar with his work and i must say other that both being vintage i don’t see much in common.

I love the Viget sites and am amazed of how they produced 4 different, inspired and original designs for the blogs.

Skracanie linków
Jan 6, 2009 at 6:24 am

Luke Larsen +1

selvakumar
Jan 6, 2009 at 6:56 am

Nice Collections!!! Thanks

– Selvakumar
http://www.dsignzmedia.com

Richard
Jan 8, 2009 at 11:00 am

Some great CSS work!!

Jey Antony
Jan 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Universal Collision Center – Auto Collision Repair, Classic Car Restoration, Custom painting Services.

Jose
Jan 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Jesus made the list! lol

Bird Yoshi
Jan 12, 2009 at 5:18 am

Would you say there’s anything NEW here? Did anything new happen in 2008? I feel like these are all nice designs based on websites I’ve seen before 2008….

The Tennessee websites are amazing because their content is amazing… And the Jason Santa Maria website is gorgeous like print design is… but I don’t see anything new this year…. What do you think?

Graham
Jan 12, 2009 at 7:16 am

Thanks for sharing this – there is some great work out there!

paul
Jan 12, 2009 at 11:46 am

awesome collection of website

Stephen Fairbanks
Jan 13, 2009 at 9:09 am

Really. Very, very pretty. A real inspiration.

Derek Hildenbrand
Jan 14, 2009 at 11:55 pm

beautiful stuff. Thanks!

Derek Hildenbrand
Jan 14, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Beautiful stuff. Thanks for the eye candy!

advative
Jan 15, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Really good list, some of them are really fresh.

Thanks!

Dhilip Babu
Jan 16, 2009 at 1:14 am

Fantastic work………… really coolllllllllllllllllll

Anton
Jan 17, 2009 at 7:07 am

Thank you! As for this is very beautiful. But I prefer to use site with less numbers of grafics elements.

Stuart
Jan 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm

What would a list be if it didn’t have JC on it? (doomed no doubt!)… Lovely collection of CSS greats.

2008 was about freeing designers up to create what previously would have been too costly, or just plain madness (IMO), and for that we took a nice big step forward with design moving on and on.

But I’d like to see some breakthrough in other areas this year, maybe we all look beyond the aesthetic and more deeply in to the functionality. It seems like last year we all made minor breakthroughs on the coding front, making things slicker and better optimised. It seemed more about building on what we already had really!

This year we have to make more breakthroughs. CSS is a well rounded tool now and JQuery the minimum requirement, what next? Answers or predictions on a postcard to…

AntonMur
Jan 26, 2009 at 8:22 am

Great designer and wonderful websites!!

Thanks!!! Very Interest compilation!

Kunto Plus
Jan 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Nice list, thanks!

Marko Kolar | graphic design blog
Feb 1, 2009 at 5:25 am

nice list! but i think, there arent best of 2008 designs
thanks for collection :)

Digimode
Feb 3, 2009 at 7:27 am

Good compilation!
But is this really the complete list of best CSS designs of 2008? For some reason, 2007 list seemed more exhaustive, varied and impressive.
Does anyone agree?
Laters!

zacarias
Feb 6, 2009 at 1:10 pm

see that’s!!!! it’s incredible! http://www.iglesiasharamburusa.com.ar

Ralph
Feb 8, 2009 at 3:07 am

A great summary with many ideas. Thank you. Ralph

bienB
Feb 8, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Excelente lista de diseños !!!

gaijun
Feb 17, 2009 at 12:07 am

Nice list, thanks!

Peter B.
Feb 17, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Nice list, but it’s too bad the DesignSponge site uses a table layout to get things to line up. I thought the point was to highlight good use of CSS for layout and not some antiquated table/css hybrid.

D_E_R_M_A_N
Feb 18, 2009 at 3:08 pm

thank you

Mustafa Hajjar
Feb 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Thanks
It is really nice collection of beautiful websites

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Feb 25, 2009 at 7:07 pm

hola soy de la ciudad d mexico…yo soy fotografo y uso photoshop y la verdad me gustaria hacer este tipo de diseños como los que hay aqui…son exelentemente buenisimos….si saven de algun sitio o pagina donde den tips o uno pueda sacar trucos o dond pongan paso a paso como poder hacer….uno sus propios diseños es agradecere me manden un mail. con l link. saludos

Aaron Weiche
Mar 4, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Wow, great list. I hit the end and wanted another 50 web designs. Great to see the inspiring creativity we call can feed off of.

Crazy XHTML
Mar 5, 2009 at 9:59 am

YouLove Us – verygood javascript functionality when sun and moon wake up!

love it!

Horoskopas 2010
Mar 10, 2009 at 4:50 am

I liked “Future of Web Design – NYC 2008” the most
nice collection , thank you

Nikki
Mar 11, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Mouse to Minx headers are b0rked in Safari.

sivas
Mar 13, 2009 at 11:54 am

very good, thanks

Zaidimu Kodai
Mar 17, 2009 at 2:58 am

thank you man,
I liked this Thread.
Loved “Free People” the most
Regards

TasteTrend
Mar 21, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Wow, hard to pick a favorite or even a top 5, guess that’s why you went with so many. The Sessions site and Tennessee series both stand out to me.

Sasa
Mar 23, 2009 at 9:04 am

Good job

Terri Cannell
Mar 23, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Just found your totally awsome site and it’s beautiful.
I could learn so much here.
Thanks!!
– Terri C

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Mar 27, 2009 at 6:17 am

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Alex Angelico
Mar 27, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I know, I know, there are “zillions” of good sites, but I want to recommend Mail Chimp (www.mailchimp.com) yesterday and I really liked the desing. I think is what GOOD DESIGN means, more than “pretty” it has to be useful and friendly, don’t you think?

That’s why I really liked MailChimp site…

.Alex

Raj
Apr 14, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Gr8 Site Collection! Thx for this awesome share…..

Keith D
Apr 18, 2009 at 8:24 am

Thanks for all the hard work.

Some great ideas to act as inspiration.

Keith D

Matt
Apr 23, 2009 at 8:04 am

I read this post back when I was putting together my new folio site and it just so happened to be a css/flash hybrid as mentioned in your opening paragraph and I thought hmm, how fortuitous.

alex
May 2, 2009 at 5:44 am

When are we going to see the best design list of 2009 from you?

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May 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm

I love this site.

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May 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm

smashing

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May 22, 2009 at 4:32 pm

It’s so nice list. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Great!

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Jun 15, 2009 at 10:54 am

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Jun 17, 2009 at 1:03 pm

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Jun 22, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Thank you for information.
darsane.com

Adam Akers
Jun 24, 2009 at 9:08 am

Some great designs here.

Looking forward to the best os CSS design 2009, look at that it ryhmes.

green-tea
Jun 25, 2009 at 9:07 pm

these are awesome!
thanks for putting in the effort to get this list together

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Jun 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm

You have your eye on some very attractive designs. I love your site.

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Jul 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm

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Jul 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

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Jul 24, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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AnimeezDotCom
Aug 5, 2009 at 1:55 am

Very nice collection. thanks for this one

Steve Ottenad
Aug 7, 2009 at 7:48 am

Thanks for compiling an awesome list, some great inspiration in here.

-Steve Ottenad
http://www.steveottenad.com

cennetevi
Aug 8, 2009 at 5:39 am

these are awesome!
thanks for putting in the effort to get this list together

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Aug 8, 2009 at 6:00 am

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Aug 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm

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sivas
Aug 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm

very good, thank you

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Aug 17, 2009 at 9:36 am

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Yemek Tarifleri
Aug 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

thanks for this one

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Aug 22, 2009 at 2:15 pm

thanks. very perfect themes…

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Aug 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Thanks for the list, very good designs.

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Sep 4, 2009 at 7:21 pm

these are awesome!
thanks for putting in the effort to get this list together

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Sep 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm

They are really cool

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Sep 17, 2009 at 9:50 am

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Sep 29, 2009 at 12:13 pm

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Oct 28, 2009 at 7:54 am

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Oct 29, 2009 at 3:40 am

The designs from Tennessee is genius. I really like the per season theme. :)

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Oct 31, 2009 at 5:06 am

Very interesting information.

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Dec 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm

bakedthemes: yeah me too, i was opening all tabs and going through them and saw the xmas one first, and thought wow great site but must suck to be limited to only christmas period, then i saw the summer version and it really blew me away. i think the main non-season version is even better

terry
Dec 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm

I am looking around for clean designs to use as reference for a redesign for an education website. Of course, I skew more conservative but some of these designs make me want to select an area that allows for more imagination. I really like Matt Mullenweg’s blog at Ma.tt. very cool.

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Jan 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

谢谢。

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I would absolutely love to see more of these tutorials…

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