20 Freshest Web Designs, October 2018

Paddi Macdonnell.
October 22, 2018
Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or relaunched with major updates) in the last four weeks. This month’s collection features one all-pervading theme: color.
20 Freshest Web Designs, October 2018.
Fall is truly upon us in the Northern hemisphere, and Spring is in bloom in the Southern hemisphere. Bright colors, uplifting gradients, and bold color blocking have been evident through much of 2018, and October’s ramping it up another notch. This month you’ll find luxury goods, ethical concerns, large scale images and videos, and designers playing with the grid. Enjoy!

Myro

Some products are easy to sell, and some are not. Myro is the latter, a refillable deodorant. This site does an exceptional job of putting an aspirational spin on a product that many of us simply use and forget about. myro

Satellites

There are hundreds of thousands of objects orbiting the earth, from natural debris to parts of rockets from past space missions. Satellites is an absorbing ambient visualization of them all. satellites

El Salado

Following in the long tradition of art tackling big issues, El Salado is a graphic novel themed around social problems in provincial Colombia. The site tells the story behind the novel, and you can even download the novel. elsalado

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik’s minimal site presents its wares on a minimal white background. It may seem like any other minimal fashion site, but the shoes are presented outside of the grid, at angles. This simple approach feels free and emphasizes the luxury on offer. manoloblahnik

Green Party of Ireland

The Green Party of Ireland is the sister party of many Green parties across Europe, seeking to build a sustainable future for everyone. Their site is an exemplary example of how a non-profit can promote itself well online. greenparty

Le Grand Courtage

A site selling wine to women, Le Grand Courtage features some tres chic typography, glamorous photography, and subtle pastel tones that reflect the color of the wines on offer. legrandcourtage

Mistretta Coiffure

Mistretta Coiffure is a fabulous site for a hair dresser. A bold grid matches a bold color palette and the home page features a really attention-grabbing liquid effect. mistretta

Monograno

Who knew that the highest quality pasta comes from 1km above sea-level… Monograno’s site features beautiful imagery and typography to sell its vision of the world’s best pasta, direct from the Italian alps. monograno

Mailchimp

Mailchimp’s redesign has been everywhere this month. The bold new color, coupled with incredible original illustrations is a brave approach to take and fits the personality of the company perfectly. mailchimp

Resident

Resident is a furniture and lighting store from New Zealand. The high-design products are beautifully complemented by the strict geometric grid that underpins the asymmetrical layout. resident

Curadoria DiVerGente

Greeting you with an acid orange slap in the eyeballs, Curadoria DiVerGente has a nice subtle segue effect from one page to another with its initials sliding sideways on the screen. It’s great to see some bold color use. curadoriadivergente

Pre Helsinki

Celebrating the unique vision of Finland’s burgeoning fashion scene, Pre Helsinki features huge edge-to-edge videos, a superb range of fashion photography, and large-scale typography. prehelsinki

X

Describing itself as a diverse group of investors and entrepreneurs who are seeking to use technology to solve humanity’s problems, X’s site features inspiring videos and images, and an exceptional logomark. x

Franco Manca

There’s no pizza as enjoyable as sourdough pizza, and Franco Manca offers some of the best. The quirky site perfectly captures the offbeat approach of this growing eatery brand. francomanca

Berlin Grotesk

Berlin Grotesk is a site promoting yet another sans-serif workhorse typeface. The bold black and white design is impactful, and does a great job of selling a font family in a saturated market. berlingrotesk

CraftCMS

Craft CMS is one of the best premium content management systems available, and its new site does a great job of walking the line between familiar design patterns, and its own unique brand approach. craft

FJ 1857

FJ 1857 opens with an intrusive interstitial, but skip it and you’ll be rewarded with a high-class site featuring bold typography and edge-to-edge video, all carefully integrated with a well crafted sales funnel. fj1857

AR

Andrea Reni’s site is presented as a terminal, which might be intimidating for a layman, but tells his intended audience (other developers) exactly who he is. It’s refreshing to see an unusual approach. andreareni

Tonik

Tonik is an app site with a difference. Rejecting the usual, screenshot of an iphone and the stock image of a girl in a coffeeshop, Tonik uses bold type, a bold blue color, and some simple illustrations to sell itself. tonikmantra

M2Lab

M2Lab is an attempt to engage thinkers, writers, the media, and the community to think differently about immigration and refugees by visualizing the movement of people across cultures in new ways. m2lab

Paddi MacDonnell

Paddi MacDonnell is a designer and entrepreneur from Northern Ireland, follow her on Twitter.

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