40+ Great Examples of Grid Style in Web design

June 30, 2013 · 12 comments

by Lars


The concept of grid-by-design has become very popular in web design but it isn’t new in any way. In fact the bees, the bridge builders, chess masters etc. have known the secret of the grid for centuries. Using grids in web design makes the website look well structured and balanced even if the pages are busy with many elements. Also for the developer grids are useful and helps maintaining the pages easier. Grid in web design is basically a style in which a website is divided into different grids i.e. vertical and horizontal lines so that you can position different design elements efficiently and effortlessly. There are several CSS grid and responsive layout frameworks and solutions you can use to build your own grid based websites, but you will probably need the inspirational collection below. website templates with responsive layouts also typically have been designed using grids to adapt to smaller view ports, know as responsive grids. Same is true for magazine themes to make it possible to have the many content areas in the layout. In this article I have collected 40 examples of websites that use some form of grid styled layout.



1. It’s Nice That Shop

It’s Nice That Shop

2. Superawesome


3. Designunit


4. Ourhype


5. House of Burvo

House of Burvo21

6. Chambers Judd

Chambers judd

7. Tastespotting


8. Sylvain Toulouse

Sylvian Toulouse23

9. Sunil Kansara

Sunil kansara23

10. avec1y


11. Mark Boulton design

Mark Boulton

12. Kyle Tezak

Kyle T

13. Jesus Rodriguez Velasco

Jesus Rodriguez

14. The morning news

the Morning News

15. Ungarbage


16. Hatbox


17. I am Shimone

I am Shimone

18. Teachinghistory

teaching History

19. Macalicious


20. Shape creative and digital studio

Shape and creative

21. 31Three


22. Rita


23. Bisgrafic


24. UX Magazine

UX magazine

25. Velhetica


26. Best awards

best awards

27. Cool and the guide

Cool and the guide

28. Quipsologies


29. Moodyguy


30. Jake Przespo

jake Przespo

31. Andy Rutledge

andy rutledge

32. Thought and Theory – Collection

Thought and Theory Collection21

33. Tokyo Illustrator’s Society

tokyo Illustrator32

34. Barnbrook Film


35. Grandpeople


36. Oi Polloi

Oi Polloi21

37. Malika Favre

Malika favre

38. Quaker ninja

Quaker Ninja23

39. Progress Packaging

progress packaging21

40. MCQ


41. Black Box Press

Black Box Press

42. notcot


Author : Lars Vraa

Lars is passionate about web design, web development, SEO, social media and loves to look into new technologies, techniques, tools etc. and to write articles for tripwire magazine readers.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

jay kanakiya July 17, 2012 at 9:25 am

This is if you want to build the above websites easily .Combinig the responsive grid system and YUI gridbuilder ,I have made the jQuer.in Grid Builder.Its outputs semantic html based on the IDs and classes given by the user


Web Design Nottingham August 4, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Brilliant stuff, Love grid style!


Zeth November 30, 2010 at 1:45 am

No problem. That design gave me some ideas how to use the grid, so no… Thank you :D.


Dustin Betonio November 30, 2010 at 1:37 am

Thanks for liking one that is featured zeth, and yes i agree grid-designs are hard.


Zeth November 29, 2010 at 7:44 am

I like number 16 – Hatbox. I don’t know why, but it appeals to me. I think it’s because the grid-design makes it easy to read, but then again it’s designed so you barely notice the grid. Good job! I like the site. Grid-designs are hard to get to work, but most of these sites have done it with success.


Retroscifigeek November 28, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Ladies and gentleman I present to you my grid style. For me it was the only choice for what my website was all about. The traditional blog format is so clichéd that I hated it.


cameron September 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm

I like grid style 32 a good design and clean for a website. i have used
used this style quite a bit for my websites.


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