12 Water Inspired Web Designs

Inspiration June 25, 2009

Looking to redesign your portfolio site or a new client site? Well consider a “Waterworld” type theme! I’ve always been a fan of the deep blue sea and this type of imagery can bring up a lot of great and positive emotions in a viewer. So whether your website is directly related to water or not you can still harness the power of mother nature to design a cool water inspired website. Check out the cool water themed websites below for some inspiration if you plan on tackling this theme for your next project and feel free to link to any other cool water heavy website designs you know of.

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  • http://zachkrasner.com/portfolio/ Zach Krasner

    I’m not sure if water works for me… Maybe if there wasn’t so much beach being shown, but it’s creative for sure… Still cool to look at

  • http://www.webdesign-warwickshire.co.uk/ Joe Warwick

    nice designs, very effective

  • http://mantiuxa.deviantart.com Mantiuxa

    Vater is vital for design. At least to be able to design. Great collection :)

  • Ali Syamsudin

    It’s verry Cool……..

  • http://mahallo.net Mahallo Media

    Great water collection :)

  • http://www.1stwebdesigner.com Dainis Graveris

    Oh, well, I feel already like drowning. Very creative websites, beautiful colors.

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk paul

    nice designs! :-) i love the sea it brings fantastic inspiration to designs and brings new concepts. looks like you put some effort in here. just out of curiosity how long does it take you to do a design like the 6th one down?

  • http://theprodesigner.com The Pro Designer

    Nice Collection, I really like this style of site…

  • http://codeindsgn.com William Notowidagdo

    Love it!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.iamjongarcia.com Jon Garcia

    These are very cool.
    Great Post!!

  • http://www.monterosa-nepal.com Monterosa Trekking

    wao whats a nice design. i like all but i m looking some travel related design so if you have please add travel related design


  • http://www.oneononetutorials.com Jeevan

    I really like the Ek&Green one. Tremendous amount of work went into these themes.

  • http://www.pharfetched.co.uk phar_fetched

    as ever another great showcase :)

  • http://www.websitedesigncapetown.co.za Website Design Cape Town

    Everything looks very animated, what about live water effects and design?

  • http://www.tabithadesign.com Tabitha Kristen

    Very nice picks there :)

  • http://www.blogengage.com bbrina017

    wow amazing looking websites

    Are they all wordpress are just random html websites?

  • http://www.yourdivebook.com Ingo Feisthamel

    Your forgot this quite new website for scuba divers ;)

    Nice regards,

  • http://twitter.com/bohanbully Bohan

    loving these designs. good post!

  • http://www.insidethewebb.com/ Jake Rocheleau

    These are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  • http://soon Yelle Tolete

    I love this! <3 thanks for sharing. :)

  • http://www.enjayneer.com Jaypee

    yeah these are really cool designs!

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  • http://www.burningwindmill.com burning windmill

    gosh these are all wonderful, im working on a website for a group of divers at the moment fantastic inspiration :-)

    You have a lovely day!

  • http://www.stylebutton.de ButTons

    Very cool source for inspirations! Thanks for this list :-)!

  • http://www.website-design-oxfordshire.co.uk Oxford Web Design

    They are all incredible but I especially love the get me fast and div voted designs!

  • http://ashishlohorung.com.np Ashish Lohorung Rai

    Water is definitely a great source of inspiration not just for designers .. for all kind of creative artist… btw great list…

  • http://www.asktheboater.com/ Ask the Boater

    Sorry you missed my water inspired design. :-)

  • http://mr-sherman.livejournal.com Sherman

    Found one more website that would suit your set: http://www.coolbrushdesign.com/

    But personally I like the “dizzian” more

  • http://ragingfx.com ragingfx

    shhheesshhh.. I just finished making my theme.
    Anyway *ctrl+d, bookmarked!*


  • http://www.coolbrushdesign.com/ designer

    these are indeed very nice designs, people always dream about small personal island

  • http://www.nepalpackagetour.com Nepal trekking

    wao whats nice design. i like fourth and last design. thanks for shering

  • http://www.creativresponse.com James Godwin

    Some superb illustrations, makes me want to go on holiday just by looking at these!!

  • http://blog.karachicorner.com Muhammad Faisal Jawaid Attari

    awesome! very nice work, beautiful designs

  • http://www.interiorwebdesign.com/ baton rouge web design

    Gr8 work!! The illustrations are excellent in designs. I would prefer some of yours in my next themes of web Designs. Hope you don’t mind!! ;)

  • http://www.bluemag.es bluemag

    Very nice collection!!

  • shane

    it’s like a reading a book… nice work

  • http://new-logo.co.uk/ Matt – New-Logo.co.uk

    I really like the Prismtone website. The illustration style looks very arty and creative. Also really like the simplistic Ek&Gren website to as its nice and clean. Thanks for sharing the sites.

  • http://sylistic.com Sy yuan

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! I JSUT LOVE YOUR THEMES!!!!!!!!!1


    THANKS FOR THIS! Great time as I’m changing my themes soon!:)

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.lionways.com Lionways

    Please don’t miss Ofra Hydros:

  • http://vn.myblog.yahoo.com/lesinhtien/ free style

    oh so beautiful !!!
    I like Ek&gren
    http://vn.myblog.yahoo.com/lesinhtien/ <- net style

  • http://www.seomeu.com Herton SEOmeu

    The blue gradient gave me inspiration. Thanks!

  • http://www.webdesign-gm.co.uk Martyn Does Website Design

    Great list, Different to the usual!

    My favorite which has been around a while is the design disease site.

    A few good examples of why its is sometimes important to use illustrator as well as photoshop.


  • http://www.1milliondesigns.com Zafar

    Great blog , keep up the good work.

  • http://www.bondmedia.co.uk/ Website Designers London

    Beautiful Designs!!!