Magazine website designs have become very popular over the years. One of the main reasons the multi author blog trend that started around 2009-2010. While blogging started out as a way for individuals to reach out and discuss ideas and interests with peers within a narrow topic, it is now very common for large companies, newspapers and media agencies to run online magazines. These websites are typically very inspired from the blogging concept and have lists of articles served in reverse chronological order. Magazine websites on the other hand often cover many topics and niches why they tend to have front and archive pages with grid style layouts presenting recent and popular content from various categories.
WordPress was one of the pioneers in the blogging niche and there are still a great supply of high quality blog style themes available, this list on CreativeCan is useful I think for getting and overview of the options. Many of these themes can be used to set up a cool online magazine. In addition, there are themes available that have been specifically designed for multi author blogs and online magazines. I found a useful roundup at Tripwire Magazine. I recommend you check some of these themes out if you want to start your own website. Another great idea is to look for some inspiration and see how other popular online magazine look and what features they have to make visitors come back.
In this article, you will find more than 45 really cool magazine website designs for your inspiration.
Good – MORE INFO
Good is a magazine design with a flat minimalistic style. The website is also offers a social networking aspect.
Digital Spy – MORE INFO
Digital Spy was founded in 2001, combining a network of sites about digital TV, broadcasting and programming into a new destination for news and conversation about entertainment, technology and the media.
UpStart – MORE INFO
Upstart is a business journal magazine site.
Wired – MORE INFO
Wired.com is a daily technology news website.
Frieze – MORE INFO
frieze magazine was set up in 1991 and is the leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. frieze includes essays, reviews and columns by today’s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators.
True Slant – MORE INFO
True/Slant is an original content news network tailored to both the “Entrepreneurial Journalist” and marketers who want a more effective way to engage with digital audiences.
Giant Life – MORE INFO
GIANTmag.com is the online counterpart to the bi-monthly print publication GIANT. Like the print iteration, GIANTmag.com focuses on celebrity, style and culture and provides its readers with daily updates to an inside look at the hottest fashion news, op-ed pieces and entertainment reviews.
Inc. – MORE INFO
Inc.com is the place where entrepreneurs and business owners can find useful information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration for running and growing their businesses.
Eye Magazine – MORE INFO
Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about design and visual culture.
Stack Magazine – MORE INFO
Stack is a unique service that brings together the best independent English language magazines from around the world and delivers them direct to your home. Beautifully made and offering an intelligent, alternative view of films, music, art and whatever else crosses their pages, they guarantee a fresh perspective on the world.
Destructed – MORE INFO
Destructed is an Art- and Designmagzine in .PDF format. The purpose of destructed.info is to enable the interplay of all participants of the Destructed project, to make available a place for interaction.
Clutch – MORE INFO
Clutch has been at the forefront for today’s young, hip, progressive Black woman. Ever-evolving to match both the needs of our readers, and propelled by the rapid pace of the digital age, Clutch has transformed from a weekly magazine to a rich, relevant resource boasting daily features combined with a popular blog which is continually updated each day.
Typographica – MORE INFO
Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design. Edited by Stephen Coles, also of Fonts In Use and The Mid-Century Modernist.
Vanity Fair – MORE INFO
Vanity Fair is a good magazine design site.
This is Fake DIY – MORE INFO
This is Fake DIY has great magazine type design for a site with great features and articles.
GizMag – MORE INFO
GizMag is a web magazine of everything design. Inspirational stuff is posted every day.
New York Magazine – MORE INFO
nymag.com is an award-winning website with original daily coverage of politics, personalities, entertainment, fashion, and food.
Hyphen – MORE INFO
In 2002, spurred by the shuttering of a.Magazine, a small group of 20-and-30-something journalists and artists got together to fill the void by envisioning the kind of magazine we always wanted to read: a publication that would go beyond celebrity interviews and essays about discovering our roots, which we found a long time ago
People – MORE INFO
People magazine is one of the popular magazine, now has great design of their site.
Dazed Digital – MORE INFO
FOR 20 YEARS, DAZED & CONFUSED MAGAZINE HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF YOUTH CULTURE. DEFINING THE TIMES, EACH ISSUE SHOWCASES AGENDA-SETTING EDITORIAL AND PIONEERING FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY.
The Brief – MORE INFO
From the latest design hotel openings to the most breathtaking new bars, clubs and restaurants, designer boutiques to counter-culture secrets, major exhibitions to cutting-edge street art, the blogosphere delivers the most innovative travel inspiration, long before traditional travel guides have been reprinted. The Brief‘s aim is to put all of those articles into one, easily searchable place
Advertising Age – MORE INFO
Advertising Age site has simple, white background website design.
WND – MORE INFO
WND, formerly WorldNetDaily, can best be explained by its mission statement: “WND is an independent news company dedicated to uncompromising journalism, seeking truth and justice and revitalizing the role of the free press as a guardian of liberty.
Inspiiired – MORE INFO
Inspiiired Magazine launched on January 1st 2011 and is aiming to become the go-to resource for designers across the world by providing daily inspiration as well as tutorials, interviews with creative people and also releasing high quality items for use in the design community.
San Francisco Magazine – MORE INFO
San Francisco magazine has great website design for readers.
WWD – MORE INFO
Often referred to as “the fashion bible,” WWD provides a balance of timely, credible business news and key fashion trends to a dedicated readership of retailers, designers, manufacturers, marketers, financiers, Wall Street analysts, international moguls, media executives, ad agencies, trend-makers and socialites.
Pitchfork – MORE INFO
Since 1996, Pitchfork Media has been the leading voice in independent music and beyond, developing a fiercely loyal audience of more than 3.5 million unique visitors each month—with a nearly 30% increase in visits each year.
RU4 Children – MORE INFO
Connecting global communities to systematically improve the overall livelihood and well being of women and children.
The New Yorker – MORE INFO
New Yorker has a cartoon design for some of its images which helps in attracting readers.
Bak – MORE INFO
As a bilingual, international visual arts e-magazine, Bak started its colorful journey in the New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2006. In a very short time, it’s downloaded by hundreds of thousands of artists and art lovers from more than 140 countries.
Dwell – MORE INFO
At Dwell, we’re staging a minor revolution. We think that it’s possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life.
Chow – MORE INFO
CHOW is the smartest food site on the Web, featuring entertaining videos; original stories; tested recipes; and in-depth discussions about restaurants, cooking, and more on our Chowhound boards.
Pousta – MORE INFO
We are the result of a simple project born to kill free time of a group of friends. Francisco , Max , Ariel and Marina needed a repository to publish and discuss what they liked. Over time we evolved naturally from a simple repository to the space where we share and debate about the creative world.
Creative Review – MORE INFO
Launched in 1980, Creative Review inspires, informs and stimulates debate across the fields of advertising, design and visual culture worldwide.
Joystiq – MORE INFO
Joystiq is the definitive source for news and information on the video game industry
The Boston Globe – MORE INFO
Boston Globe has great magazine style for a website. Having white background and readable fonts.
BitFuul – MORE INFO
bitFUUL [bit fōōl] Magazine is a FREE online PDF publication featuring alternative forms of art and photography. We’ve had hundreds of artistic submissions over the years; our group of artists (from 45+ countries) have contributed artwork, photography, poetry, music, illustrations, and other imaginative masterpieces.
Beware – MORE INFO
Beware is a French magazine crossing music, graphic design, art, fashion, design, and more.
UGS Mag – MORE INFO
UGSMAG is an independent hip hop magazine focusing on underground rap from all around the world.
Melbourne Geek – MORE INFO
Melbourne Geek was predominately a video show, with blogging playing a small part in the project. A month after launching, it became clear that the blogging component of Melbourne Geek had a lot of potential and it was then decided to focus on the blog content over the episodes.
Television Blend – MORE INFO
Television Blend is the entertainment site for the dreamers, the visionaries and the unusuals—the rebels who eat, sleep and complain about pop culture at their own pace and in their own language
Revolution Art – MORE INFO
REVOLUTIONART International Magazine is a publication delivered in pdf format as a collective sample of the best of graphic arts, videos, music, modeling, and world trends.
UX Magazine – MORE INFO
UX Magazine was created to be a central, one-stop resource for everything related to user experience. Our primary goal is to provide a steady stream of current, informative, and credible information about UX and related fields to enhance the professional and creative lives of UX practitioners and those exploring the field.
Rua de Baixo – MORE INFO
The RDB was born in the far month of November 2003 with the simple goal of providing its readers an alternative to traditional media, using different themes from the usual, in a distinct and unfettered editorials.
Creative and Live – MORE INFO
Creative&Live is an independent web magazine for creative people. We write about design, illustration, photography and advertising to promote and share creative works.
Comma – MORE INFO
The magazine of the design faculty of the University of Mannheim presents selected works of the individual departments, in conjunction with interviews and reports from the scene. comma is created entirely in student self-government and regards itself as a showroom for the students.
Black Book – MORE INFO
BlackBook is the insider’s guide to where style and substance intersect in popular culture today. BlackBook provides sophisticated, relevant, and visually stunning takes on restaurants, nightlife, travel, fashion, Hollywood, entertainment, and the arts.
Sower of Seeds – MORE INFO
Sower of Seeds International Ministries, Inc. is a registered Section 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization facilitating and operating compassion outreaches to India, with a focus on social development. We are committed to searching for and developing sustainable life-saving and life-changing solutions to the problems the poor face every day.
Salient – MORE INFO
Salient is the magazine of the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association. Founded in 1938 by a bunch of crazy kids who wanted to challenge the conservative and parochial orthodoxy on campus, we’ve been chugging out reasoned, seasoned and informed copy ever since.