25 Web Designs with Amazing Attention to Detail

by Steven Snell

March 22, 2010 in Inspiration

In many cases the small details of web design are what separate good design from great design. Last year we published 30 Web Designs with Amazing Attention to Detail, and today we’re following up with another showcase of inspirational designs.

In this post we’ll showcase websites that are examples of designers who are focused on completing a design by paying attention to even small details. I think you’ll find some great examples here that will give you some ideas for your own work.

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Intuitive Designs
Textures, borders and transparency are used with great detail on the site of Intuitive Designs

Intuitive Designs

Mutt Ink
Mutt Ink uses a rather unique design. It is well thought out with plenty of whitespace, a subtle hand-drawn look and some texture.

Mutt Ink

The House Media
The House Media  makes excellent use of color, beveled borders, and transparent borders around images.

The House Media

Simple Bits
The header and edges of Simple Bits have a unique look on top of a subtle texture.

Simple Bits

Re-Winder
The watercolor effect at the top or Re-Winder has a big impact on the overall look of the site.

Re-Winder

Web Design Ledger
Web Design Ledger uses a lot of detail, including subtle textures throughout the design and a drop shadow on lead images of posts.

Web Design Ledger

Digital Visions
Digital Visions uses a slight texture, vertical lines and a subtle background image very effectively.

Digital Visions

Acosmin
Acosmin uses textures, colors and transparency to create an attractive design.

Acosmin

The Wayward Irregular
The navigation menu at The Wayward Irregular has a nice hover effect that includes a sunburst in the background.

The Wayward Irregular

Design Critique
Design Critique  is full of details, from the header design to the 3D element of the featured post area.

Design Critique

Campaign Monitor
Campaign Monitor features a pixel-perfect design with a nice color scheme and transparent elements.

Campaign Monitor

Life’s Not Fair But My Knickers Are
The design on Life’s Not Fair But My Knickers Are uses a drop shadow that gives it a subtle 3D feel.

Life's Not Fair But My Knickers Are

Spout Creative
Spout Creative uses a fairly simple layout, but the textured watercolor effects add a lot to the look.

Spout Creative

Teextile
Teextile uses an angled line in the header, beveled borders, and an attractive color scheme.

Teextile

Voodoo Controllers
The site of Voodoo Controllers uses a textured background, quality graphics and some cool rollover effects.

Voodoo Controllers

A Breezy Baby
A Breezy Baby uses a nice, clean layout but the design shows attention to detail with subtle gradients, transparency and rollover effects.

A Breezy Baby

Blik
Blik has a creative design that uses textures and subtle shadows in the header.

Blik

Curious Generation
The design of Curious Generation  uses circles, bright colors, and transparency to create something unique and attractive.

Curious Generation

LightCMS
The site of LightCMS has a nice color scheme, plenty of whitespace, a creative and colorful header, and pixel-perfect design.

LightCMS

Mom & Popcorn
Mom & Popcorn has a retro/vintage style design with a lot of color and texture. The navigation menu is rather unique.

Mom & Popcorn

K2 Snowboarding
K2 Snowboarding’s background image sets the tone for the rest of the design.

K2 Snowboarding

Converse
Converse’s textured background and header give the site some character, and it features a unique mega menu.

Converse

Storenvy
The design of Storenvy uses a nice illustrated background and quality design in the buttons, borders and details.

Storenvy

Ride Four Ever
Ride Four Ever has a colorful, grunge-style design.

Ride Four Ever

Cube Scripts
The right side of the Cube Scripts layout has a nice 3D effect.

Cube Scripts

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  • Smashing Share

    Mar 22nd

    Nice roundup. I love detailed designs and simplebits is my fav in thist list.

  • Beth McLain

    Mar 22nd

    Nice Collection. Appreciate your efforts in putting this together.
    Curious Generation Group and The House Media Looks brilliant..

  • Stylish Web Designer

    Mar 22nd

    Great Roundup and a Great Article. Really gud for inspiration :)

  • Tanya

    Mar 22nd

    I must say this is another great article. Nice roundup. Really inspired

  • Naomi Niles

    Mar 22nd

    Thank you! :)

  • MadeByKendall

    Mar 22nd

    Nice roundup, thanks!

  • Auré

    Mar 22nd

    Thanks for this fresh selection of great webdesigns

  • Russell Hampton

    Mar 22nd

    Really shows you how subtle details can make or break a design.

    “Designers need to sweat the small stuff.”

    Nice showcase.

  • Jhames

    Mar 22nd

    No good post goes without critics.

    - From the screenshot of Digital Visions, the use of a ditto mark – not a left quote – is clearly visible.
    - From the screenshot of Life’s Not Fair But My Knickers Are, “Lifes” should be “Life’s”.

    Amazing Attention to Detail is a bit hyperbolic, wouldn’t you agree?

    Also, and this is unrelated to my criticism, the style of Mutt Ink was explored by David Bowie on his website during his “Outside” tour.

  • HTML Email Designs

    Mar 22nd

    Great collection. Thanks for sharing!

  • vectornpixel

    Mar 22nd

    i would of added http://www.vectornpixel.com . the detail is amazing and have gotten plenty of positive reviews

  • Xcellence IT

    Mar 23rd

    amazing inspiring designs..

  • Oliver Cardiff

    Mar 23rd

    Amazing collection of websites and very inspiring. I always like to look for new ideas for web designs and these are all great. My favourites have to be Simple Bits and House Media. It’s good to see some a round up of great designs like these. Thanks for sharing.

  • Adri_rory

    Mar 23rd

    Great collection Steven !
    Thank you !

  • Oggy

    Mar 23rd

    *drool*

    wow, these are amazing designs! Really inspirational.

  • Matthew Heidenreich

    Mar 23rd

    this is an outstanding collection. Will be keeping this handy for inspiration.

  • Matt @ DVQ

    Mar 23rd

    I’m honored to have Digital Visions Queenstown, included with great sites like Simple Bits and Campaign Monitor.

    Thanks very much :)

  • Flash CMS Website

    Mar 24th

    Nice roundup. And the comments above each design are very useful.
    Thank you.

  • Logo Bliss

    Mar 24th

    Blik is rather nice ! My eyes feel better already.

  • A.D.K.

    Mar 25th

    Cool, that gives a lot of inspiration to me. Thanks!

  • Dave Aldrich

    Mar 25th

    A great collection. Thanks. I agree with Dustin’s addition of: http://www.livingdesign.info -Very engaging.

  • Jörgen

    Mar 26th

    May also suggest http://www.catwalkone.com. A brand new fashion photo website.

  • Chris Pierre

    Mar 26th

    Great Round Up! I really enjoyed the house of media’s website!

  • inspirationfeed

    Mar 26th

    Very inspiring, thanks!

  • NYC

    Apr 1st

    These are interesting to look at and give you the option of what other sites are doing and be influenced.

  • Cathy Mason

    Apr 1st

    These are Great! Now I am going to visit the 25 Best Non-Profit sites!
    Thank you!

  • lv

    Aug 10th

    Thank you! :)

  • HDR Textures

    Aug 20th

    Media House was definitely my favorite design, thanks for the post!

  • Childrens wall decals

    Mar 28th

    The House Media was my favorite. Awesome colors, very eye-catching.

  • Marc Buurke Webdesign

    Apr 11th

    Personally, although some are beautifull I prefer a bit more minimalistic webdesigns. For my taste some are a bit overdone with too much (unneeded) detailing.

  • Dan

    Apr 15th

    Great selection

    Some of the details here are really well thought out!

  • Tom Durkin

    Apr 15th

    The lcub scripts design is like web design porn. Gorgeous

    Tom

  • Sherry

    Apr 16th

    A lot of these are great. Of course I’d add our site on there because we definitely pay attention to the details :)
    http://www.jvmediadesign.com

  • Illustration Singapore

    Jun 8th

    Wonderful collection. I like the Mom & Popcorn website.

  • Ivan Tsankov

    Aug 1st

    Great collection you got there! :) My favorites are Design Critique, because it’s detailed, pleasing for the eye and interesting (as color scheme, structure, alignment).
    I also love the retro style of the Wayward Irregular, the “click-me” design of Digital Visions and the minimalism of Spout Creative.

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    Aug 7th

    I am lucky that I discovered this web blog, just the right information that I was searching for!

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