Showcasing 65 of the Best Website Designs of 2010

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Throughout the year I’ve showcased my favourite website designs findings in the Line25 Sites of the Week roundups. This special end of year post showcases the best of the best, pulling together the awesomest designs from all the 2010 Sites of the Weeks into one showcase of super cool sites.

A Modern Eden

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Foundation Six

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Little Black Dress Society

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Image Mechanics

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Dawghouse Design Studio

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Ben the Bodyguard

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Mark Hobbs

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Pound & Grain

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Simon Collison

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Flourish Web Design

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Ribbons of Red

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Thomas Bishop

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Made By Water

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New Adventures in Web Design

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Yaron Schoen

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Jeroen Homan

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Oliver James Gosling

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Team Excellence

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The Visual Click

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Cofa Media

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You Know Who

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Eight Hour Day

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Joey Lomanto

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Amazee Labs

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Review App

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Allison House

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Iron to Iron

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Galphin Industries

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Rype Arts

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Written by Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Chris' design tutorials and articles at Blog.SpoonGraphics or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

  • rajasegar

    Superb collection, thanks for sharing….

  • Sagi Shrieber

    Wow! As I had been following your roundups for the past year, and even though I've seen these websites, it is still so inspiring and empowering to see them all together as they are in this post!
    Thanks a lot Chris!

  • Om Ipit

    just wanna to say :



  • LONO

    nice collection Chris!

  • Catalin

    Thank you for including me :)

  • Mark Hobbs

    Thanks for including me as well! Flattery will get you everywhere…

  • Buzz

    Wow what a collection!…. A lot of these sites are still new to me as I've only been around here for a few months. Very inspirational, thanks for all the work you put in to compiling these lists.

  • Lee Gustin

    Awesome inspiration :) Some great websites were designed this past year!!

  • Avinash

    Great showcase of Designs

  • Bruno César Bulnes


    Thanks XD


    good collection


    Woah, awesome collection – tons of inspiration to be had from these sites. Great to see so many sites employing original fonts too…

  • Fabian

    Lovely the new fresh feel of some of the designs in this years new crop of hotness!

  • Connor Crosby

    Excellent collection! I love how some have the vintage look and have old photos.

  • inspirationfeed

    Wow, what a year it was. Great collection!

  • Fabiano Franz

    Thanks a lot for mentioning, have a great holiday! ;)

  • @dhatfield

    GREAT list of talent! Thanks for sharing!

  • web design company singapore

    Wow! that is a lot ………
    Thanks from Singapore

  • Yoosuf

    nice collection and i wish to suggest mine to

  • Ryan

    Amazing list, thanks for including Rype Arts!

  • @T_Hope

    Excuse me while I drool. *wipes lip* This list is dope!

  • Leigh Adnett

    Nice Collection Chris… Hope to see posts like this in the new year !!

    Keep them coming !

  • Dan N

    Stunning collection Chris! If I had to pick my favorite, it would be New Adventures in Web Design. The little effect they added with the shapes on each page is awesome.

    I wish I knew how to do something like that.

  • Vassilis Mastorostergios

    Great list, how come missed this? Or is it from 2009 #kindaforgot

  • Dave

    There are a few great sites listed but many are average. The best of 2010?.. I don't think so.

  • Ben Carlson

    This just confirms that I'm a developer, not a designer… nice list!

  • Anderson

    Nice list! Thanks God that the Web is bigger than us… Design and WebDesign is something very, very particular… sometimes even selfish and egocentric. It is good to have so many examples of art and usable things. Congratulations!!!

  • Max

    Thank you so much for including our site on this list!

  • Kojo Amoako

    Solid compilation!

  • Chris Wallace

    Wow, thanks for including Lift in the list! Much appreciated!

  • Edwin

    Thank you for listing us on your website. We appreciate it and look forward to creating more cool stuff in 2011.

  • Jan Cavan

    Chris, thank you for including <a href=""&gt; on this list :)

  • Benjine

    Thanks, very inspirational!

  • Jim Harrer

    Excellent round-up. Worth a bookmark for sure!

  • Jiri Vizdal

    Good man! :-)

  • Frank

    Great! They all look exactly the same.

  • cooljaz124

    Impressive list. is my favourite.

  • El Conquistadore

    They could all have been made in the last 5 years. Sadly, there is nothing original in that bunch :(

  • Greg

    Sad that 75% of these are for the sites of designers/web-dev shops. Would love if actual clients wanted new and innovative designs.

  • David

    Next time, I would love to see a list of websites that are not portfolio websites or selling apps. I want to see how talented designers come up with solutions in meeting the demands and requirements of large content-driven or community-building websites. It's understandably easier to create beautiful websites when a designer only has one objective to consider and has the liberty to control every aspect of the site. It's considerably easier to design a beautiful website that has 10-20 pages than a website that has high traffic volume and update frequency. Your list is great, nonetheless.

  • Anna

    Amazing showcase, so inspired!

  • Julien

    I don't see any "best website design" here…

  • Lime Web Design

    Awesome List. 2010 brought some slick designs to the world. Thanks for your awesome post this year Chris

  • Ben

    Great roundup of the year Chris and thanks again for including our humble site, there truly are some awesome sites in there.

  • Ron

    Have a look at as well – it´s worth appearing in this list :-)

  • Elyse Hutchinson

    This is a great collection of site design!

  • Tom Siodlak

    Great collection. (:

  • Russell Bishop

    There is some wonderful work here, but I notice that most of them isn't work for clients… just portfolios and studios?

    Shouldn't this contain quite a lot more work that's been produced for the clients of those companies?

  • Joel Skotak

    Great collection! I especially enjoyed the Foundation Six Web Design Studio website. Great use of typography. Clean and simple design, and most importantly easy for the viewer to navigate!

    Thanks for the post!