18 Beautiful Websites built with WordPress

WordPress was first built as a blog platform but has now developed into a full-featured CMS (Content Management System).  It is easy to design in and develop for.  Add to that its easy-to-use backend and scalability and you can see why more and more sites are being built using WP.  Here are a few of my favorites sites built with WordPress:

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Good

Might as well start with the best of the best.  Clean and simple display of the content, with elegant and perfect design.

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The Art of Catalin Bridinel

This site is a great reflection of the artistic content.  The work is given plenty of room to breath against a watercolor-paper background.


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Design by Slint

What?  The layout on this site is incredible!  Muted colors make help this complex site not become to cluttered.  Simply amazing.

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Web Designer Wall

You’ve probably seen a design similar to this by now.  Unfortunately it has been copied over and over, but this is the orginal big artistic header.

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Digital Photography School

A rich magazine style site, DPS makes great use of colors.   The ways you can access their best content in the 3 lower blocks is very well done.

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Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre

The background and image borders set a great stage for this fantastic art.

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Subtraction

Clean and bold, this site was another design pioneer when it first went live.

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More of Me

A great ecommerce shop that keeps clutter to a minimum – not easy for many online shops.  Great name too.

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Carolina Jesus

Carolina’s site is basic (but beautiful!).  Some JavaScript and custom coding make it a very unique WordPress site.

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Webdesign-ne.ws

Another grid-based design, this site removes all extraneous design to let the content take center stage.  No way you could remember that address though.

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The Westfalia

All about current reincarnations of the Van.  Wonderful illustration and color scheme.

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Astheria

It doesn’t get too much cleaner than this.  The extra large type for the headers really draws the eye well.

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Minimalissimo

Oh, maybe it does get cleaner.  Look at all of that beautiful whitespace!

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Function

One huge header.  Just enough grunge on the rest of the page to balance all that black and keep things interesting.

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2Fooo

A fun crafty little site.

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Book Cover Archive

The blog here is nice, and built in WordPress.  The custom-coded main page is where the real beauty is though.

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Leavenworth Summer Theater

…What?  I had to put at least one of my own sites in here.  Little bit of grunge, little bit of depth, this site has been featured on many showcases and increased visitor traffic significantly.

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Ecoki

Another site that manages to present tons of content cleanly and neatly.

So, there you have it.  This is just a sampling of greatness, new beautiful WordPress websites are being built every day.

Are you ready to take advantage of the power of WordPress and create your own beautiful website? Contact me now and lets get started!

After scouring dozens of author websites I contacted Brad – because his designs are clean and tight, and he is easy to work with. From inspecting his initial concept drafts, it was clear that selecting Brad was the right move.

Susan Lagsdin

former Executive Director of Write On The River

Brad’s design work is creative and impeccable — and best of all, he listens well and asks all the right questions, with no assumptions about his clients’ experience.

Emma Otheguy

Children's Author

Brad effectively translated my half-formed ideas into a beautiful website, and he gave me lots of choices and allowed plenty of feedback. He also did a great job making the web design flexible enough to evolve with my needs.

Brad made the process of developing my web site not only painless, but positively enjoyable. His enthusiastic, “can-do” attitude permeated every discussion we had. I would recommend him to any writer looking to develop a web site!

I had a terrific experience working with Brad. He was at all times flexible, patient, and responsive. Above all, Brad is a terrific person and working with him was a pleasure.

Rolf Boone

Blogger

Brad provided very clear and understandable (for those of us who are tech challenged) directions on the process, explaining the steps he would take to build and design the site, as well as the input he wanted from me, and the training involved once the site was complete. Brad, who has a sharp eye for design, ran with it and produced a great site. He does good work.

Traci Mann

Author, Professor of Psychology

Brad is an incredible designer. My book’s website is exactly what I wanted, even though I couldn’t even begin to articulate what I wanted before talking to Brad. Not only is the website wonderful, but he finished it faster than he promised, and he was great to work with. I am so glad I hired Brad for this project. I am absolutely delighted with the results.

I really can’t recommend Brad highly enough. He’s come through for us time after time, and always delivers outstanding work. His sites are beautiful and functional works of art. Brad has designed the websites for some of our biggest authors. You know he’ll deliver an amazing site, right on schedule.

Brad is a complete professional and a pleasure to work with — he’s intuitive, creative, responsive and reliable.

Jennifer Skiff

Best-selling Author

Hiring Brad Fitzgerald to create my website was the greatest gift I gave to myself in 2013. He is a pleasure to work with!

Robert Howard

Author

Brad came up with a powerful visual look and graphic design that tied together the various “chapters” in my story. What’s more, he is a pleasure to work with—a great listener and highly collaborative!

Carol Scibelli

Humor Writer & Speaker

I chose Apt Design because Brad’s websites stood out from all the others I saw. The bonus was that besides his talent he is also a joy to work with.

His ability to grasp an organization’s goals and translate them into images is pitch-perfect. With his upbeat attitude and timely delivery, he is a real pleasure to work with.

Justen Forge

Author

EVERY project he works on is the most important project to him, and that’s how he makes you feel through his accessibility, responsiveness, communication and professionalism.

Dr. Robert Rosenthal

Author

It was a pleasure to work with Brad at Apt Design. On the design front, his concepts were spot on, so we never got started on false trails. And he easily and accurately incorporated my feedback in a comfortable back-and-forth dialogue that resulted in a strong final product. I remain extremely pleased with the result.

Ona Russell

Author and Speaker

As an author, I wanted something that would showcase my books, but do so by telling a kind of story. And that is exactly what Brad accomplished. The finished product is beautiful, evocative and efficient, just like a great novel.

Kirk Douponce

Owner of DogEared Design

Apt Design is a pleasure to work with. They always meet or beat their deadlines with consistent creativity.

James Townsend

James Townsend, Author and Co-Owner of The Human Condition

Brad’s creative insight is easily accessible through constant communication and feedback. He’s concerned about your vision, and it shows in the final product. He has a consistent devotion to making your vision a reality.