We have finally done it. The WPWebHost team has choosen 10 finalist for each award categories. Now it’s your turn. At each polls below, you can directly click on site name (it’s hyperlinked) to visit it. Once you’ve visited all the sites, choose your winner of the best design for the respective category.

 

Best Clean & Minimalist




Andrew Venell


David Salvatori


DZine-Studios


HelloFath


Nathan Sander


R.Bhavesh


Thomas Aull


Guy Decor


Nick Ohrn


WP Candy

[poll id=”3″]

 

Best Grunge




Aji’s Gallery


Entry 5 Productions


Na zdi


On The Loose


Productive Dreams


Spout Creative


Living In Svensworld


The Design Superhero


Chris Wallace


Madfrog Designs

[poll id=”4″]

 

Best Hand-Drawing




Amour Chaleur


Blog Design Studio


Getting Crazy on the Waltzers


Holdrio & Co


Kikay.org


Qwert City


Sunshine


Komodo Media


Andres Galego


Dear Chibi

[poll id=”5″]

 

Best Modern & Elegant




Absolute Bica


Abstract Human


Blog Perfume


Devthought


ForTheLose.org


mistypedURL


iPhoneclub


ivanBogar.com


WordPress Ontwerpers


Yoast

[poll id=”6″]

 

Best Retro & Vintage




BlackMoon Design


David Hellmann


My Newton Blog


Shomalgan


Resounder


Divah.se


Chris Wallace’s Absynthe


Will Anderson


Samantha Armacost


Safetygoat

[poll id=”7″]

 

Voting period ends at 1 month from now: 6th May 2009. May the best designs win.

Author:

We are a group of blog reviewers and the management team from WPWebHost.

95 Comments

  1. Great, I got shortlisted and now I’ve contacted pretty much everyone I know to vote for me :)

  2. Wow, I’m extremely honored to be selected for the shortlist. I’m coasting on such a high right now…thank you so much!

  3. Great competition idea, though I think it would have been nice to include a little screenshot of each site so you have an idea of what to expect, having to open each & every link keeps me from voting for every categories winner so I haven’t voted at all

  4. selection was interesting. my blog not included in the list, but nothing to do. good competition. Let the best desing win.

  5. Woot, mine is on the list! May the best design win =)

  6. Thank you for include me in the list for Hand-Drawing, I’m very excited with this competition. Good luck to everyone!

  7. Re: Modern & Elegant

    The Blog Perfume site is linking to a DB error. If you have their email address maybe you could let them know. Great competition guys!

  8. Aww I’m not on the list! Well anyway congratulations to all the finalists! I’ll cast my vote later!

  9. Thanks for include me. I am on the list (best grunge category). Thank you! Thank you! Mohon dukungan dari teman2 Indonesia..terima kasih :)

  10. you should put screenshot for each site. The entry will be longer but it will be so much easier for voters.

  11. Great idea!

  12. Thanks for choosing us for Best Modern and Elegant. This is really going to be a tough competition! I love our visitors, thanks for voting for us already :D

  13. Oridus & Nomad: You’ve got it. We’ve put up the screenshots.

  14. Thanks for the screenshots!

    P.S. My trackback doesn’t show up, but that’s probably ’cause I use url trimming. Our contest post can be read here: on iPhoneclub.nl. Again, thanks so much for the contest!

  15. Well I voted for iPhoneclub, love the looks off it and it’s an overal great website!

  16. Thanks for including safetygoat!

  17. I think there is something fishy going on with iPhoneClub for “Best Modern and Elegant” Now, I want to say this in the nicest way possible, but iPhoneClub is definitely not the nicest designed site in that category for sure.

    I’m not saying mine IS and that I deserve to win, but, I dunno. 630 votes already? I think not.

  18. @Ralph: Our website is really popular in The Netherlands, with over 45K+ daily visitors who happen to be enthousiastic supporters of the website :) By all means, WPwebhost is free to check IP adressess / server logs to check for fair and square voting, but our contest post (see previous link) has been retweeted and commented on a lot, so that might explain the large lead. As I keep on telling in the comments: it’s way too early to tell who might be the winner, since the end date is still a month away.

    Wishing you the best of luck for Forthelose.org.

    Kind regards,
    Jean-Paul, iPhoneclub.nl

  19. I’d like to add that I specifically asked our users to judge the other contestants as well, but I can’t force them, can I?

  20. Jean-Paul Horn: We’ve received a few feedbacks on it and definitely will implement something similar in the next competition.

    It would be something of a balance of public voting and reputable web designers panel judges.

  21. @Foress: I agree wholeheartedly, although I’d like to state again I’m utterly surprised by the huge support of our visitors. I just wished they would vote for the other designs as well (I keep on asking this in the comments). Also, I’d like to reiterate it’s way too soon to call it quits already, as the voting competition has just started and May 6th is a long way ahead and some of the contestants haven’t put their contest post up yet.

    I’m very proud to be selected in the Top 10 for Modern & Elegant and our design, the things we’ve done with WordPress, jQuery and HTML/CSS has been recognized as Top 10 material.

  22. When you’re good you have fans, and when you have fans they show their appreciation. That’s what happened with the iPhone Club and rightly so!

  23. Same here! Showing appreciation for iPhoneclub.nl not only because it’s a great website, but because the looks are clear, it’s a nice layout and because they have exlusive features!

    Good luck iPhoneclub!:D

  24. *exclusive

  25. Thx for it. Vote for me, yeah! :D
    Good Pages an strong competition!

  26. iPhoneclub.nl is a great, clean looking website.

    Good Luck JP :)

  27. iPhone club zet hem op!

  28. Thanks for including me in the showcased work!

    I had a some difficulty selecting the category to enter my site in, and it seems that nature inspired design is sprinkled throughout. If there is a next time, perhaps a new category would be in order.

  29. Some excellent and creative designs on there, best of luck to everyone!

    Ryan

  30. Casted my votes.
    These look great!

    • I had a some difficulty selecting the category to enter my site in, and it seems that nature inspired design is sprinkled throughout. If there is a next time, perhaps a new category would be in order.

  31. My vote for iphoneclub.nl for a very beautiful and clean website, perfect. From a faithfull visitor ;) good luck with the contest, barabaz

  32. Thanks for including me :)

  33. Wow, thanks so much for the nomination. I “really” appreciate it.

  34. Awww, we got missed fo rthe grunge category

  35. Voted for productive dreams, but I love the designsuperhero blog as well but sad they both are in same category!

  36. 1,216 Votes for iPhoneclub, wow! Must be a big club there.

  37. I too was surprised by the commanding lead iPhone club had when I published my votes earlier yesterday. After visiting the site and noticing the Alexa rank and pagerank, I determined that they must have quite a bit of traffic and of course, a faithful following which explains it.

    This is a problem faced in any of these voting competitions. While one might have a kick arse design, the site with the largest set of eyeballs and the largest set of influence will win out every time. Thats just the way it works.

  38. absolute bica has a flawless modern design. really impeccable work.

  39. Man, this is going to be a long month! What’s it been, like three days so far? :)

  40. Hello everyone! If you think my wordpress design deserves to win the ‘Best in Hand-Drawing Style’ please vote for Kikay.org

    God bless and good luck to everyone! :)

  41. Damn didn’t get in. :P

    good luck to all of you! You all have beautiful designs.

    See you

  42. the best ever forever Samantha Armacost

  43. My site is down :( I have contacted my service provider. Hopefully it will be up within 24 hrs.

  44. iPhoneclub.nl is simply the best (dutch) website about the Apple iPhone. It has regular daily updates, good reviews and great news. It’s design is simple (in a good way) and clear, easy to understand and easy to navigate.

    That’s why I voted for iPhoneclub, one of the few websites out there that i love to visit EVERY day!

    Pukkert

  45. I’m voted.

  46. I have seen a lot better wordpress design over the past year to be very honest.

  47. I cast my vote …

  48. I have seen a lot better wordpress design over the past year to be very honest.

    Then you should have submitted those when wpWebhost called out for entries in the contest.

  49. Thanks for adding the preview images, makes it alot easier and I’ve voted for a few. I do however feel the selection of sites in general was really poor, how did the sites up here make it to the shortlist. There’s a few really great designs btu some really boring stuff as well.

  50. the system is not good. i think not the best design win… community votes are not really nice…

  51. Just following along with the contest, did submit a site though but wow.. there were some others in the list that should have made it for sure. Some of these are less well designed than some of those that didn’t make it.

  52. @Jeri

    “.. there were some others in the list that should have made it for sure. Some of these are less well designed than some of those that didn’t make it.”

    I totally agree! Some chosen sites shouldn’t be there.

    I was hoping at first that.
    http://designwashere.com/
    would make it on the finalist under Grunge.

    and there were others too on my selection. Sigh!

  53. Great inspiration!

  54. Am honored you chose Spout Creative as one of the finalists!

  55. I am definitely appreciative for making the shortlist under Best Modern and Elegant, but I agree with some of the previous comments posted. It’s not really about the design vs your Alexa Ranking and Popularity.

  56. Voted for Productive Dreams. Cool one.

  57. i’m not make it to the top 10 list. but i still waiting for the winner list.. good work for you all dude!!

  58. interesting

  59. Man!.. it’s been not just 10mins..I’m here and whooah..so many goodies.. nice icons..nice design..tell me where all I should vote…max votes for u

  60. I would like to add once more wordpress site in this List

    http://www.hiddenpixels.com

  61. goodluck participants…

  62. Damn! I wish I could had known of this earlier… :x

  63. No winners yet?

  64. was good voting

  65. May the BEST, uhh… MOST POPULAR win!

  66. Hoorah For iPhoneclub!

  67. Go for “Iphoneclub”…….¡¡¡¡¡

  68. It is May 6th and voting is open !?

  69. I’m Voted.

  70. Thanks u people gave me a chance to vote.

  71. I can’t believe iPhone club is at the top of most elegant.. that site is a piece of crap

  72. I’m Voted.

  73. I would like to add http://www.memyselfandthedutch.com. I just came across this minimalist design

  74. thanks alot

    I can’t believe iPhone club is at the top of most elegant.. that site is a piece of crap

  75. I love this than the old .. so cool and simpel…
    http://meethabib.com/vb/

  76. Wow.. Thanks for the list.. very nice :)

  77. Nice list of finalists.

    I reckon our blog http:blog.tourabout.com could have gone in either clean or modern categories.

    Congrats to finalists tho

  78. thanks alot

    I can’t believe iPhone club is at the top of most elegant.. that site is a piece of crap

  79. Oh well, my colleagues have introduced an cheap handbags online store. They said that price and quality are very good. Can you give me more suggestions?

  80. Very good, thanks ;)

  81. Very good, thanks

  82. I’ve just bookmarked this write-up in Delicious, i am grateful.

  83. I have been browsing a few of your posts and have enjoyed it. Keep it up

  84. Thanx alot for this topic

  85. I can’t believe iPhone club is at the top of most elegant.. that site is a piece of crap

  86. Many submissions do quiet mach the minimalism point :) but the list is good anyway, thnx !
    .-= Ilie Ciorba´s last blog ..How to Draw a Funny Bee Illustration =-.

  87. This will improve my wordpress blog a lot. Thx for all those usefull tips and tricks.

  88. I reckon our blog http:blog.tourabout.com could have gone in either clean or modern categories.

  89. Thank you for another great article. The place else may anyone get that kind of information in such an ideal manner of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m at the search for such info.

    • Wow! 2009?
      You should update this list is too old.
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