One of the best ways to stay creative is to engage in ongoing side projects. Without the demands of clients or the need to meet requirements for customers, you can have unlimited freedom over your project.
That is why we, at FliteHaus, have put together a gallery of the best Drupal design on the web. We’ve decided to call it Drupal Paradise. Born out of a need to show our clients just how limitless the possibilities are for Drupal sites, we wanted to create a gallery to showcase the best of the best.
The site is currently somewhere between “alpha” and “beta” stages, but early results are in on the 10 best Drupal web designs so far. Let’s count down the top 10 sites to date.
#10: Body Bike
Body Bike is a Danish indoor cycling company that sells stationary bikes, parts, accessories, and offers a listing of classes. With a detailed about section, you can read all about the company’s vision and values along with their effort to be CO2 conscious.
#9: Jack’s Mannequin
This recently updated site now points to AndrewMcMahon.com. Andrew McMahon is the front man for now-defunct pop/rock group, Jack’s Mannequin. The new site is, unfortunately for this article, WordPress.
#8: SPIN Magazine
If you’re looking for news about all things rock music, SPIN Magazine is your best bet. SPIN has put in the time to create some great interactive photo and video galleries in this stunning Drupal site.
Hard rock group, Disturbed, really shows off the level of design that can be achieved around a seemingly rigid framework like Drupal. The site contains everything you’d expect from a rock band site from history to discography.
#6: Global Oneness Project
The Global Oneness Project distributes media to educate people on rethinking how they should see the world. The site has loads of video content and has recently been redesigned and minimalized. Good to see it’s still Drupal though!
#5: Avril Lavigne
Canadian pop/rock princess, Avril Lavigne, has collected everything from photo galleries to blog articles to discography on her website for your viewing pleasure. It hasn’t been redesigned in a long time, but who’s looking at anything but the photo gallery anyway, right?
#4: Francesca Batistelli
Christian artist, Francesca Batistelli, managed to grab the 4th spot with whimsical watercolor paint strokes and a pleasing color palette. The artsy nature of the site urges you to browse some more!
#3: Relevant Magazine
Looking for articles on sports, politics, religion, science, or anything else? Look no further. Relevant Magazine grabs number 3 by providing a minimalist interface with great detail work. The UI is pleasing and navigation is a breeze!
#2: The White House
No site has changed more often in the top 10 than the White House site. With the national election just days away from the time of writing this article, The White House site has proven how easily a team can manage such a large scale site with Drupal.
And #1: DrupalCon DC 2009
It comes as a bit of a surprise that this site sits at #1 since it is over 3 years old, but it was certainly a well-crafted design for it’s time. Speed and ease of use factor in, rounding out the top 10 in a great illustrative fashion.
More Drupal Inspiration
For more Drupal inspiration, go check out DrupalParadise.com and vote for your favorite sites. If you’re a freelance designer or agency that works with Drupal, you can submit your site too! Only the best designs are selected, but the more submissions the better!