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When working on a new blog theme most designers like to look around at examples of well-designed blogs for inspiration that can be used in their own work. Sometimes the most impressive and inspiring designs are those that manage to achieve a great look with simplicity rather than excessive design elements.

In this post we will showcase 30 blog designs that have an effective, attractive design with a clean style. In many cases this style lends itself to proper emphasis on the content and excellent readability.

Information Architects

Information Architects

Development Seed Blog

Development Seed Blog

Matthew Buchanan

Matthew Buchanan

One

One

The Designed

The Designed

Helium Workx

Helium Workx

The Creative District

The Creative District

Kineda

Kineda

Neusblog

Neusblog

Laura Marchbanks

Laura Marchbanks

Dirty Mouse

Dirty Mouse

Design Fckr

Design Fckr

Hossli.com

Hossli.com

CreativeTourist.com

CreativeTourist.com

Squarespace Blog

Squarespace Blog

Daniel Howells

Daniel Howells

Daring Fireball

Daring Fireball

Heartworker

Heartworker

Beyond the Pixels

Beyond the Pixels

strange|beautiful

strange|beautiful

Human Resources

Human Resources

Surfstation

Surfstation

forsnowboarding

forsnowboarding

WEBLOG

weblog

idsgn

idsgn

Second & Park

Second & Park

Objectified

Objectified

SimpleBits

SimpleBits

StyleSpion

StyleSpion

thisisnotashop

notashop

Which is your favorite? Or would you prefer a “designed” blog to a crisp and clear one?

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