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Grid Layout Websites – The Best Way To Go?

Grid layout website filled with images is something that every reader loves, rather than one with long, complicated texts and nothing exceptional to focus your attention on. This shouldn’t be surprising as we’ve been gravitating towards information heavily conveyed through images for many years now.

The main reason for this is the fact that our attention is engaged differently by images than it is by simple text. The content of an article can be amazing and the headline can really hit the mark, but failing to add an appropriate image to the mix may cost you quite a few views.

Therefore, it’s only natural that one of the hottest trends in web design right now focuses on grid-style featured galleries and grid-style layouts. Creating a website using the grid layout means that all the information will be extremely well structured.

Grid layout website examples

Let’s take a look at 20 websites who’ve employed this current trend successfully.

Woodwork -is a visual arts company that has chosen to showcase their projects on their first page by means of a sliding grid style gallery that makes it easy to browse their work and assess their experience.

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Rosas & Co Films –  is a film production company that chose a grid layout gallery for their website. The gallery is interactive, allowing viewers to choose what images to display according to director or genre and offers beautiful, vibrant pictures.

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Chillipear – is a web development and design company that allows prospective clients to see samples of their services as soon as they enter the site. By browsing their grid style featured gallery you can get a better sense of what you want your website to look like and what you’d like to include in it.

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RED – is a full-service digital agency with a large team of specialists dedicated to satisfying your each particular need. Their front page has a grid layout image gallery that gives you an intuitive way to navigate the website.

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Tokyo Illustrators Society – uses art done by their members to create an attractive and user-friendly website. The grid style featured gallery they use is a perfect way to display the most recent published work.

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The Verge – has a website that is very apt at attracting the viewer’s interest and maintaining it. By using a very colorful grid style layout to display articles and topics, it makes it easier for visitors to sort through the information provided and choose whatever subject interests them most.

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Captain Daylight – gives you the ultimate grid-style layout experience. The website has bright colours that immediately draw you in and a very cool button that lets you shift the images around however you choose making it instantly memorable.

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Zoo Advertising – it’s only natural for an advertising company to choose a website grid layout that focuses on beautiful images. It’s also a very easy way to showcase some of their best work.

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Webdesigner Depot – uses a grid layout style to promote its newest articles, giving the viewer the headline, a small fragment of the article and a well picked picture in order to piques his or her interest.

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Lust – is a graphic design company that chose a grid-style featured gallery for its front page. The choice is interesting and it works quite well with the website, giving any potential client a sense of the kind of work he could expect from the company.

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Faebric – uses a grid-style layout in the best way possible for an ecommerce web site. As soon as a viewer enters the website, he or she can get their bearings and access the category they’re interested in.

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Frieze – chose a grid layout for its front page and uses it to its full potential by displaying beautiful images that accompany their articles.

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Public Classis a creative shop based in Stockholm, Sweden. They’ve chosen a grid-style layout for their front page filled with beautiful images that work very well with the pale hues of their colour pallet.

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UCLA Architecture & Urban Design displays a very interesting grid style layout on their website. The images and headlines make the site easy to navigate and very user friendly.

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The Next Weboffers fresh, interesting articles on everything that has to do with the new technology area and it does it using an attractive grid style layout.

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The Touch Agency is a creative agency based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their website displays a very well chosen selection of images set into a grid style featured gallery.

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Irving & Codisplay samples of their work in an attractive way, using their grid style featured gallery to its full potential.

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Showtime Sportsknows exactly how to attract attention to their headline news by showcasing them in their grid style layout and adding appealing images to the mix.

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Sydney Opera Housedisplays its current list of events through a beautiful grid layout style featured gallery.

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Yvan Rodic displays the owner’s visual diary in the best way possible, through the use of a grid style gallery.

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As a conclusion

I would like to think that the websites shown above make a case for themselves when it comes to using grid layout style featured galleries or layout. It’s clear that if you want communicate with your viewers as efficiently and as quickly as possible you should heed the old Chinese proverb “A picture is worth ten thousand words”.

Bogdan

Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.

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