One of the web design trends I have followed on the interest over the last couple of years, is the grid-based layout. A design style that gained serious popularity and especially works well for mobile ready responsive layouts. Grid layouts are often used in portfolio websites and there are many portfolio website templates available with cool grid layouts.
Basically grid-based design can be described as two dimensional structure made up of a series of intersecting vertical and horizontal axes used to structure content. Alternatively, in plain English: It is a system that helps you create order among the elements you use in a website design
As grid-based designs sole purpose is to create structure, you will find that the design is always using boxes as to frame the information. I have found some great examples on how different websites use grid-based design. I hope you will find this list inspiring as to find ways you can incorporate grid-based design in you next website project. If you are looking for a template to kick-start the project, you might also be interested in this article on grid style WordPress themes. Enjoy!