25 Web Designs with Amazing Attention to Detail

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

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


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


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


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


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

Curious Generation

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


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


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


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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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. March 22, 2010

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

  2. March 22, 2010

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

  3. March 22, 2010

    Great Roundup and a Great Article. Really gud for inspiration 🙂

  4. March 22, 2010

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

  5. March 22, 2010

    Thank you! 🙂

  6. March 22, 2010

    Nice roundup, thanks!

  7. March 22, 2010

    Thanks for this fresh selection of great webdesigns

  8. March 22, 2010

    I’d add http://www.livingdesign.info/

  9. March 22, 2010

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

    “Designers need to sweat the small stuff.”

    Nice showcase.

  10. March 22, 2010

    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.

  11. March 22, 2010

    Great collection. Thanks for sharing!

  12. March 22, 2010

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

  13. March 23, 2010

    amazing inspiring designs..

  14. March 23, 2010

    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.

  15. March 23, 2010

    Great collection Steven !
    Thank you !

  16. March 23, 2010


    wow, these are amazing designs! Really inspirational.

  17. March 23, 2010

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

  18. March 23, 2010

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

    Thanks very much 🙂

  19. March 24, 2010

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

  20. March 24, 2010

    Blik is rather nice ! My eyes feel better already.

  21. March 25, 2010

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

  22. March 25, 2010

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

  23. March 26, 2010

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

  24. March 26, 2010

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

  25. March 26, 2010

    Very inspiring, thanks!

  26. April 1, 2010

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

  27. Cathy Mason
    April 1, 2010

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

  28. August 10, 2010

    Thank you! 🙂

  29. August 20, 2010

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

  30. March 28, 2011

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

  31. April 11, 2011

    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.

  32. April 15, 2011

    Great selection

    Some of the details here are really well thought out!

  33. April 15, 2011

    The lcub scripts design is like web design porn. Gorgeous


  34. Sherry
    April 16, 2011

    A lot of these are great. Of course I’d add our site on there because we definitely pay attention to the details 🙂

  35. June 8, 2011

    Wonderful collection. I like the Mom & Popcorn website.

  36. August 1, 2011

    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.

  37. August 7, 2011

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

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