15 Good Examples of Website Redesign

Website redesigning is more complex than braining a new one, as there are certain unavoidable norms related to redesigning. It is like building something new from the scratches. Without affecting the functionality and content of the site, designers have to give it a different look. While redesigning a site, designers have to customize the sites, which is a challenging task. Still, redesigning has a preference among designers as the job motivates them to measure the level of creativity. A true designer will enjoy adding something extra to an already created site and coin appraisal for his creative spirit.

At the same time, it is also imperative to note that present design is adequate enough to match with level of content.  It takes a lot of time and planning and also involvement of designing experts to execute the plans properly. It becomes important to redesign a site when it is no more user-friendly and costs nothing to both the owners and the users. Thus, it is better to plan first and then go ahead.

Yellow pages are a good example of redesigning.  Retaining the similar old design appearance and the patent yellow and black color of the company, the new design has included few services to ease the task of the users. Localization is one of the many updated services gaining this redesigning more popularity. The contents included are relevant enough to provide information on locality basis services, available from yellow pages. Some of the old features have been replaced with more advanced services to populate the site. Inclusion of attractive images made the site ore acceptable, which was the sole purpose of redesigning yellow pages.

Blinksale is as a web application was in search of a web layout to optimize the sites conversion rates.  It also aimed to grow visitor’s interest on the tools working process and help them find out the sigh up box. With this aim, the redesigned site has placed the call to action button in the first page of the site.  Now it is easy to learn about the selling point of the app and know the product costs. This is a unique feature that differentiates Blinksale from other web apps.

Website Redesign Examples

DepositPhotos

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WordPress

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Yellow Pages

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Blinksale

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Plaxo

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Mozilla

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Smashing Magazine

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InstantShift

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Crazy Egg

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Apple

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CNN

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TechCrunch

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Mashable

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Think Vitamin

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22 Comments
  1. Diseño de Paginas Web en Tijuana Jan 16, 9:43 pm

    Very nice, You can see how the time and the new Web 2.0 is changing the web design structure. I love being part of this new movement of web design.

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  2. Schwaneberg Jan 16, 9:43 pm

    I especially like the recent redesign from Smashing Magazine.

    Very nice collection. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Liviu Jan 18, 7:22 pm

      Did you notice that they have different menu style based on resolution? :P You don’t see that very often! It’s a pain in the ass to do it! I know I did it on a CMS I work before :P

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  3. Dorothy Jan 16, 11:46 pm

    Apple!

    ✓ Minimal Design
    ✓ User Experience

    Need I say more?

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    • Mick Jan 18, 8:27 am

      I’ve got a few more:

      ✓ Flat
      ✓ Boring

      I could add plenty more : )

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      • Gareth Boyd Jan 18, 10:42 pm

        Take that back!

        Simple and minimalistic is the way forward. Typography also.

        Ps. I guess you’re a PC ;)

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  4. aledesign.it Jan 17, 12:33 am

    Just recently I have been studying the restyling graphics by my site and my image .. Great selection of cases. Perfect for me is Apple. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Hansi Jan 17, 2:02 am

    Some good points here, but I think Mashable looks like crap before and after the redesign :/

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  6. Manuel Garcia Jan 17, 10:09 am

    I thinks some of these changed their website design a long time ago. I don’t actually know but i think iShift and smashing magazine are the latest. Nonetheless, this post has a good key points.

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    • Paul Elaine Jan 17, 10:25 am

      Very informative article and the best thing is the screenshots, Before and After, it really tells the difference and the Improvement.

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  7. Nora Reed Jan 17, 11:00 am

    After redesigns a web sites looks more and more attractive! Its color, fonts, size & shape and attractive banners give them more attraction!

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  8. Sam Jones Jan 17, 11:43 am

    Some great examples, in particular the new Smashing Magazine. Now hopefully we’ll start to see some more blogs implementing a Responsive Design.

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  9. steven Jan 17, 2:10 pm

    I think most of web looks more attractive after redesigning :) thanks for sharing this before and after collection!

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  10. Paul Jan 17, 2:25 pm

    Wow Think Vitamin is a massive change…much better now.

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  11. Nebulas Website Design Braintree Jan 17, 3:04 pm

    The above just goes to show that less is definitely more in most cases and that a clear call to action is paramount.

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  12. Gabriel Anderson Jan 17, 5:17 pm

    bad examples: techCrunch, Crazy Egg
    before was better…

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  13. dinozaver Jan 18, 5:56 pm

    Smashing Magazine looks really cool! Anyway, the picture from “before” is actually – before before :)

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  14. Martin Jan 18, 7:53 pm

    I think most of the redesigns are far better than the old designs. But a few of the redesigns are not so much better than it was before.

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  15. Artur Redesign Jan 19, 6:23 pm

    Good list Adrian! Some thoughts…
    Depositphotos made a big redesign improvement.
    For Blinksale – its good, but keeping the bright website colors might have been better
    Apple designers – heads up! Although, might have been better to keep the top nav bar in light grey… the dark takes away from product pictures.

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  16. Angel Ceballos Jan 25, 7:38 am

    I’m personally a huge fan of TechCrunch, and read their blog everyday, but the new redesign I should’t be in this article if its titled “Good Website Redesign” because the new design is good at all personally, look like a giant cliche, boring, and no creative thinking went behind it from an aesthetic standpoint. I mean the old one wasn’t the best in the world, but it worked which is important.

    I just wanted to throw that in there since I saw it on the list. I would go more in-depth, but I don’t want to have full article in the comment section. I can probably write one for this blog explain what works, and doesn’t work as a case study.

    Overall, great showcase, and keep up the good work.

    Best,
    – Angel Ceballos

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  17. Pinki Design Feb 2, 3:37 am

    You can see a theme here: a lot of sites go from way too much content at once to focusing your eye on one or two very important topics in a very clean way. That’s the way it should be :) Nice post!

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  18. Kreativ Theme Feb 14, 3:06 pm

    The Smashing magazine before and after is the most cool transformation for me …

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