Web design is important when it comes to standing out and making an appearance online. A lot of templates that are available on several of the most popular blogs are boring and overused, so it’s important to hit up different sites to find the ones that speak most true to you and the content on your blog.
If you don’t want to waste a ton of time trying to find the right website, try some of our suggested links below.
If you’re looking for options, CreateBlog.com is where you want to go. With close to 10,000 to choose from, you can find virtually anything on this site that you may be looking for.
As with a lot of sites for blog backgrounds, this one unfortunately still lists a ton of layouts for Myspace, which really is seldom used by anyone any more. Half of the layouts are devoted to Myspace, but you can also find a lot of layouts for other ones like Blogger, CreateBlog, Livejournal, website templates, and even some Xanga and Friendster layouts. Though there’s nothing particularly exceptional about this site or most of the layouts they offer, the website is easy to navigate and there are a whole lot of options to choose from.
Pimp-My-Profile.com is another site which disappointingly seems to favor Myspace themes, however a lot of different layouts can be found for other sites such as Blogger and Twitter. The site also features a decent layout editor, though there have been complaints about actually having the layouts approved after they are generated. In addition to that, a complaint of lagging customer service at pimp-my-profile.com is quite common, meaning that if you bother asking about why your profile isn’t showing up, you may very well never get an answer.
Apart from those few negative points, there are a wide range with many different themes available on the site. From Animals to Celebrities to Movies/Music/TV to Stripes and Shapes, there’s a good chance that you will find what you’re looking for if you have a Myspace, Blogger, Tumblr or Facebook account. There are varying degrees of themes on the site, but you will be able to find at least one or two that you would like for your blog.
3. The Cutest Blog on the Block
Now here’s a site that most people have yet to check out, The Cutest Blog on the Block. The main idea behind this site is to make your blog look just like a book. There are not only backgrounds, there are also bug banners, animations, custom designs, accessories, and other extras that you can add on.
This website is lacking a larger variety, but there are some that are visually appealing.
4. Hot Bliggity Blog
Hot Bliggity Blog was started by a blogger who just wasn’t satisfied with the different background options that were available in Christmas 2008. So what did she do? She decided not to settle for some mediocre background and started her own website featuring ones that she liked.
This website offers quite a few nice ones. They aren’t overly exciting, and there isn’t a wide variety of them available, but it’s a good site for anyone who is looking for appealing and quality web design.
With 9 pages full of themes, chance are that you will find one that you like on shabbyblogs.com. You can find a good handful of picturesque themes, a lot of unique ones, several of the more standard pattern and color designs, and some that you absolutely will not find any where else.
The search function on this site is pretty good, allowing you to search by size (wide or standard), peruse through a number of different styles, and you can even reduce your search by color. Though this isn’t the best one-stop shop, it certainly has some quality unique ones that are the right fit for the right blog.
Though limited on selection, BlogBlings has a lot of variations of the same basic designs. On the homepage for blogblings.com, you can preview a number of blogs as well as quickly snag the coding for both HTML and 3 column or wide blogs, which is a nice feature.
There are some header options available on the site, and again the selection is fairly limited but they are of great quality.
7. Dotty Dot Dot
What one can immediately appreciate about this site is just how easy it is to find what you want at Dotty Dot Dot. Apart from a lot of tabs along the top of the page that offer you what you want, there is also a side bar that lists all of the different backgrounds by genre, color, and so on.
The main page will show off a lot of different ones, as well as the HTML coding for each. You are given a zoomed-in view of each design, and two to three other designs that you may also like which are similar to the one displayed are shown under the first one.
The selections are particularly astounding or unique, but you can find something that you need quickly, easily and for free in a very short amount of time.
If you’re looking for a bit more unique and specialized designs, Blogaholic is the site to go to for web design. You can choose backgrounds based on your blog being 2 columns or 3 columns, and there are a good handful of different designs available. The coding is easily accessed, and instructions on how to apply the backgrounds to your blog are provided.