Web Designers Set The Example with Perfect Websites: True or False

Web designers are artists who make the digital world beautiful. They create custom-made themes with all clients’ preferences; they add individuality to each design and gain better and better results with each project.

The question is whether these creative persons develop awesome websites for themselves or for their clients, will they set their best work as their portfolio? Let’s be the judges of that!

Website Design of Designers and Developers

Why Website Design Matters for Web Developers

A portfolio website is essential for a designer’s career. Customers choose the developer to hire judging by the portfolio website. It is an open door to the talent of the developer. The website shows all the skills you have and all capabilities you can implement on a customer’s website. This kind of design is important to be trendy, up-to-date yet simple to use, with a user-friendly portfolio page, cute navigation and appealing set of fonts/colors/icons/buttons.

Why Many Designers Have Trivial Portfolios

This is an interesting question. Let us make a few suggestions:

  • a designer has no time for his own website;
  • a designer has no wish to work on his website;
  • a designer has no need to have a cool portfolio, because there is no end of clients anyway (and don’t ask, I don’t know how all those people find him).

There are many reasons, some logical, others obscure, for many web design portfolios being ugly, outdated, complex, unfriendly to users, too bright and loud, useless.

For example this one (it is easy to find via search engine tools and it was almost the first one that caught my eye):

UX Web Designer

Why do they need these horrible animations in the Header? They irritate and harm the eye. I would like to admit that the overall website is not so bad really, but this ‘above the fold’ design spoils everything.

UX Web Designer

Nevertheless, we should not treat all alike that is why I have put together this highly inspiring collection of websites that professional designers create for themselves:

Dagobert Renouf Freelance Designer Website

This website opens with a yellow picture featuring the workplace in the background. There is a button to scroll down, where the more interesting part of the site appears - a portfolio. It is a white page with differently sized circle images. The next section after the portfolio has a beautiful geometric background texture - so versatile this site is.

Dagobert Renouf Freelance Designer Website

Webdesign Webit

This website gets attention thanks to a cute hero image on the blue background. The design is originally done with a circular Google map and many more exciting details.

Webdesign Webit

New York Web Design

Wood textured background is still in trend, web designers prove this (and keep it trending).

New York Web Design

Bitesize Concepts Web Design Company

This website is developed with a splash page. You can either press the Enter button or scroll down - the air balloon will show you the way. The design is done with much use of wooden and paper elements, modern fonts and catchy background photos.

Bitesize Concepts Web Design Company

AlsterCloud Design Website

It seems like the space rocket will blow up when the website downloads. The website symbolizes the workflow, so far as there is stationery all over the canvas. The type of navigation is horizontal scrolling.

AlsterCloud Design Website

Skyline Design

A ‘circle’ concept is quite popular on the Web, in geometry, circles always looks well. This website makes maximum use of this style, and cute round shapes decorate each page of it.

Skyline Design

Mike Kus Website

A home page portfolio gallery is effective in attention grabbing. Look here and check how to implement a large-scale photo gallery on your folio site.

Mike Kus Website

Roberto Belotti Freelance Web Developer

This minimal website with a monochrome color palette is elegant and well-designed. There is a splash page with a bright yellow button. The overall design is black with no images - it helps to convey an intrigue.

Roberto Belotti Freelance Web Developer

DangerousRobot Web Design

Aren’t scrolling and storytelling fashionable today? Sure they are, and who knows it better than web designers. Here is an exclusive story told by DangerousRobot design team.

DangerousRobot Web Design

Derpixelist Design Portfolio

Are you looking for a successful example of flat design? This black website is what you need. There are bold colors used; the typography is cool, too.

Derpixelist Design Portfolio

Tim Potter Portfolio

A professional website with well-developed scrolling function. The color combo is picked quite successfully, plus the handwritten and hand drawn elements make it look special overall.

Tim Potter Portfolio

Chris Thurman Creative

This website with a worksheet background pattern has a neat appeal and structured layout. It has two navigation options: regular top horizontal menu and scrolling.

Chris Thurman Creative

Tamerlan Soziev Portfolio

This portfolio website has an appealing image on the background and original content sections with a MacBook design.

Tamerlan Soziev Portfolio

Denise Chandler Design & Development

This theme illustrates what happens if you don’t have a good design - and how this designer can fix it. It is a creative idea realized on this site. Open it and you will see more nice features.

Denise Chandler Design & Development

Juan Diego Velasco Web Designer

Eco-friendly designs are seen rarely on portfolio sites, but this one demonstrates the best side of it. The background consists of a finished picture: sky, fence, grass, earth. The portfolio gallery is arranged well and designed with some bright blue accents.

Juan Diego Velasco Web Designer

Adham Dannaway UI Designer

This website belongs to a specialist in design and coding, and the animated image in the hero area displays it effectively and originally. The other part of this design is done in a minimalist style.

Adham Dannaway UI Designer

Cristiana Bardeanu’s Portfolio Website

This website includes a portfolio gallery on the front page and the background of this theme is quite good-looking.

Cristiana Bardeanuís Portfolio Website

Adam Rudzki Designer

This is a scrollable website with varicolored slides: blue, orange, pink. The design is kept to a minimum yet all pages are functional and informative.

Adam Rudzki Designer

Kate Moore Web Designer

This white website design welcomes users with a pretty gallery of circular thumbnail images. They showcase the portfolio projects.

Kate Moore Web Designer

Wear Digital Agency

This website keeps the tendency of using large hero images. Each image on the slideshow is equipped with unique content.

Wear Digital Agency

Mike Dascola Personal Website

Do you want to see a bachelor’s house? Scroll down this website. But first, look at the creative logotype, and original set of icons placed on the page.

Mike Dascola Personal Website

Deidre Deda Bain

This grunge style website is another example of how creative designers realize their big ideas. Textures, prints, special fonts make this theme exciting.

Deidre Deda Bain

Fairhead Creative Web Design Services

Remember we talked about the eco-friendly websites? Here is one more for you. Colors and pictures create the original atmosphere of this portfolio.

Fairhead Creative Web Design Services

Online Portfolio for Jan Ploch

Do you like drinking cocktails? And what do you think about scrolling? This website has a conceptual design with just a piece of straw above the fold and the bottle with drink below. While you read the website, there is less drink in this bottle.

Online Portfolio for Jan Ploch

Kunal Chhajer Official Website

This is a cartoonish website with different images, figures and notices. The black-and-white color scheme brings more emotion to the design.

Kunal Chhajer Official Website

NCLUD Web Design Agency

The portfolio page of this website has the best organization and visualization. It is modish, cool and unique.

NCLUD Web Design Agency

Henry Brown Freelance Designer

It seems to be a simple website design, though this colorless animation in the hero area is cute enough to grab users’ attention.

Henry Brown Freelance Designer

Dot Monster Website Design

Monsters bombard! Oh no, these are just images. Funny monsters are symbols of this design group, and a nice job they do on this theme.

Dot Monster Website Design

Web Design Portfolio Template

This theme is a winning solution for those designers who don’t have a website yet. This ready design includes a large-scale sliding gallery on the home page.

Web Design Portfolio Template

Conclusion

Web designers are the first to adopt new trends – in fact, they create them; they make visually good and technically powerful themes. The vast majority of such websites are worthy our attention and they inspire us for own projects, so this is true: web designers set a good example of perfect websites.

Have we missed your well-designed website in this collection? Please share it with us in the comments below.

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