December 24, 2019
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Throughout the year I’ve showcased my favorite website designs findings in the Line25 Sites of the Week roundups. This special near-end of year post showcases the best of the best, pulling together the best website designs of 2018 into one showcase of super cool sites.
Beagle website is a great example of a responsive web design and has an elegant and interactive website layout.
This website aims to raise awareness about 30 endangered species in an interactive and creative way.
This digital agency is formed of a very experienced multidisciplinary team and has quite a classy website.
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This website tells the story of each of Blacknegative’s fascinating projects. They use a creative slideshow layout for their portfolio.
This is yet another website that focuses on raising awareness, this time on slavery. It uses an interactive design that makes readers wonder about the things they have and do.
Take a look at Unpigeon’s website. They use powerful and interactive visuals to help people discover new ambitions.
This website uses a centered vertical slideshow before laying out any other content. This is also a business card website for Jordan Sowers.
Victoria Spicer’s website uses powerful images in a very creative way to present content to their readers.
This is a music portfolio presented in a very creative way through their web design layout.
This website has a very friendly and dynamic interface and focuses on presenting their for-sale properties.
This is yet another interactive website example that I believe is amongst the best of this year. Check it out to find out whether we think the same about Gout.
This is the presentation website of a veterinary products developer and distributor with quite an awesome website. This website could serve as inspiration for your next project thanks to its innovative idea of web design layout.
This horizontal website talks about space exploration using a dark background and a linear way of presenting content.
Tim Roussilhe’s website is a modern and classy example of a creative developer’s portfolio. It has a simple, minimalist design.
The Feebles has a colorful and playful website layout. They also have a lot of experience in creative businesses.
Jaune de Chrome is yet another example of a minimalist and sensitive web design that can serve as good inspiration for your next project.
They offer good solutions for your problems and they have an amazing interface. They use typography and animations to present content.
This website presents a portfolio or works done by Flavien Guilbaud in a creative way through a vertical slideshow.
This website belongs to a freelance digital designer called Chris Biron and his web design layout keeps it simple and nice.
This is Daoust Lestage architecture portfolio. His works are presented as a slideshow that also uses typography.
This is quite an interesting example of an interactive website. Narrow Design’s website layout uses geometry as its main creative motif.
Agence-belle-epoque is yet another example of a sensitive web design layout that focuses on images and typography to present content.
This shop’s website uses images, typography, and colors to present its content in a creative and original way.
Their website lets you discover step by step everything there is to know about Creative Wallonia.
Kvell focuses on creating functional and easily attainable design for everyone and their website surely expresses creativity and design experience.
They sell elegant home decor products and their website expresses their affinity for sensitive design.
Basic is a strategic agency for brands and has a really cool interface for their website. Their online presence is based on a simple yet creative web design layout.
They use a pink palette of colors for their web design layout that gives their site a sensitive and feminine touch.
This website belongs to a graphic designer from Paris and he has a well-thought and designed page that proves his vast experience in this line of work.
P22 is made of a team of people interested in technology and design and their website uses a lot of typography and animations.
They’re a creative agency and their website uses bold and artistic horizontal bands on which they placed content.
Wokine is a digital agency whose website has a very friendly interface that uses vertical scrolling, a large range of colors and typography to present content.
They focus on growing bright minds whether they’re interested in design or web development. If you’re interested you should definitely have a look on their website.
Merci-Michel is formed of a team of digital experts and their website uses a lot of animation clips, illustrations and typography to present content in a creative and innovative way.
Norgram’s website focuses on presenting a portfolio of works done by their design studio.
If you’re out of ideas for your next trip you should take a look on this amazing website that will surely help you find the best location for your vacation.
They use bright colors, animations, and typography to present themselves as a digital agency that’s full of experience.
This is yet another good example of a creative use of typography and animations and their website might even serve as a good source of inspiration for your next project.
They have a colorful and really friendly interface that makes you rethink the way you’ve been designing up until now.
Paul Valentine’s website has an elegant web design layout that best suits their beautiful products.
This is a selection of 1o artistic albums chosen by 16 artists all brought up into a cool website with a minimalist design that only focuses on presenting the project gallery.
This is yet another good example of an interactive website that uses vertical scrolling and animations to present content to their readers.
This horizontal website presents a gallery of images in a minimalist and elegant way. They also use a calming background music.
Dribbble comprises all the content related to creativity and technology in one site. This website uses a gray millimetric paper for its background and a pink palette for content, giving it a really friendly and familiar look.
They focus on creating apps and their website uses a huge typography on a horizontal band to point out important content.
This is another example I find interesting. Teixido uses a light grey grungy texture to give the website a more familiar look and a tactile experience for the readers.
They also have a light gray texture that makes their colorful logo stand out. They have an elegant yet friendly interface.
They use a dark background that gives their website a more formal interface. They also use soundtracks, images and typography to layout content.
Did you know there were so many ways to design a creative ‘H’. If not you should definitely check out this cool website and who knows, maybe it will be your net project’s inspiration.
Their aim is to manage all your business and travel expenses and they have a cool and interactive website that uses bold colors, animations, and typography.
This website presents a music experiment in a creative way. It uses background sounds, images and typography to create a really calming environment.
This is yet another example of a website that thrives on creativity. They’re an experienced multidisciplinary team and their website proves it.
Void has a really cool and interactive website that you don’t want to miss. Check it out to see exactly how creative a site could get.
This friendly interfaced website focuses on presenting a youth teaching program in China through an animated colorful background and typography.
They’re a full-service design studio and their website has a dynamic interface thanks to colors, animations and a good choice in typography.
This website uses an animated horizontal band full of Chinese typography and grid-type gallery to present content.
This website uses bold colors and animations to create a friendly and interactive interface for themselves.
Their page uses an intro with short clips of some of their projects while the rest of the website uses a minimalist design and illustrations to present their portfolio.
Pentagram is a design company whose website presents a lot of content through images, texts and so much more.
They’re loyalty experts and they have a colorful and dynamic interface for their website. Check out their website and find out more or simply get inspired by their web design layout.
This website focuses on raising awareness about rain forests which are believed to exist to help man and nature take care of each other. They have an interactive site that uses powerful images for its background.
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!
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?
Great collection. (:
This is a great collection of site design!
Great roundup of the year Chris and thanks again for including our humble site, there truly are some awesome sites in there.
Awesome List. This year brought some slick designs to the world. Thanks for your awesome post this year Chris
I don't see any "best website design" here…
Amazing showcase, so inspired!
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.
Sad that 75% of these are for the sites of designers/web-dev shops. Would love if actual clients wanted new and innovative designs.
Good man! :-)
Excellent round-up. Worth a bookmark for sure!
Thanks, very inspirational!
Thank you for listing us on your website. We appreciate it and look forward to creating more cool stuff in 2011.
This just confirms that I'm a developer, not a designer… nice list!
Wow, thanks for including Lift in the list! Much appreciated!
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!!!
Excuse me while I drool. *wipes lip* This list is dope!
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.
Nice Collection Chris… Hope to see posts like this in the new year !!
Keep them coming !
Amazing list, thanks for including Rype Arts!
Wow! that is a lot ………
Thanks from Singapore
GREAT list of talent! Thanks for sharing!
Wow, what a year it was. Great collection!
Excellent collection! I love how some have the vintage look and have old photos.
Lovely the new fresh feel of some of the designs in this years new crop of hotness!
Woah, awesome collection – tons of inspiration to be had from these sites. Great to see so many sites employing original fonts too…
Great showcase of Designs
Awesome inspiration :) Some great websites were designed this past year!!
nice collection Chris!
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.
Thanks for including me as well! Flattery will get you everywhere…
Thank you for including me :)
just wanna to say :
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!
Superb collection, thanks for sharing….