It doesn’t have to be this way.
If you have developed on WordPress for any length of time you have heard this from your clients:
“All WordPress sites look like templates. They are all ‘boxy.’ They all look the same.”
It’s true. Both you and I can usually tell a WordPress site just by looking at it. The widgetized sidebars and footers. The scrolling image sliders and horizontal navigation are a dead giveaway.
WordPress sites are decidedly “boxy.” But it doesn’t have to be this way.
WordPress has become a powerful CMS solution that can handle just about any design you throw at it. And more and more clients are wanting to take advantage of WordPress without having to settle for that “boxy” template look and feel.
Take a look at these ten WordPress designs that don’t have that “boxy” look.
This is a wild website design that reflects the personality of Mike Rowe, the man behind the Ford Commercials and the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs. Most of the images you see in the design are links to internal pages on the site.
This creative agency, Kantt, uses the WordPress platform to incorporate a clean and interesting headline and benefit statement. While the design below the fold incorporates a more “boxy” feel, the design above the fold feels very free flowing.
The site visitor can’t help but feel transported elsewhere by the larger than life images used in the background of this WordPress home page. The focal point is clearly the circular center that contains the text that communicates where you have landed.
What about you? What websites have you seen or developed on WordPress that don’t have a “boxy” design?