Inspiring websites built with Divi, Part 1
I’ve spent inordinate amounts of time on Facebook while interacting with groups in the Divi community. Maybe it’s because I can talk about my favorite font combinations without anyone judging me. Or maybe it’s because others can relate to my stories about past clients.
But I digress. Sometimes, another Divi user will post a link to their own website. I’ve combined these examples with some of the sites I found on Divi Theme Examples, and put together the top eight sites I was able to find in the last few weeks:
To the untrained eye, this doesn’t look like a Divi website. In fact, it doesn’t even look like WordPress. However, upon examination of the source code, it becomes clear that this the same Divi install we all use – taken to an extreme. Bookin takes advantage of video backgrounds, high contrast colors, and a beautiful selection of fonts to differentiate itself from the rest of the crowd.
Kim Vestergaard’s website is a clean, minimalistic portfolio website built with Divi. He takes advantage of high quality imagery and the Google font Dosis (by Edgar Tolentino and Pablo Impallari) to add a polished feel to the site. I draw inspiration from its spacing and proportions – as you scroll down the home page, you’ll begin to understand what I’m talking about. It’s also worth looking at some of his work.
Timeline Missions won me over with its beautiful video background that you see when you first load the site. The mountain’s movement accentuates the logo in in the middle of the header. It’s a fitting site for their industry: Timeline Missions is a creative production house for action sports.
With beautiful typography, great copywriting (“Get Seen, Get Heard & Get Paid”), a strong color scheme, and extensive customization, Jennifer Kem’s website is an example of the power behind Divi. If you decide to explore this site, click on her Jennifer’s About page and click on one of the golden “Read More” toggles. I also appreciate the personal touches on the About page – the green “10 More Things” section gives you a glimpse into her personal life.
I couldn’t believe this was Divi when I first saw it. It’s one of my favorite examples of what can be done with the theme. I also draw a lot of inspiration from its simple color palette: a light blue perfect accentuates the content. This website is from the one and only Melissa Love at TheDesignSpace.co.
I can’t get this site off my mind. It’s minimal, photogenic, and easy to navigate. I don’t believe the entire site is done at this point, but I’ve bookmarked it for future inspiration. Key points of interest are (1) the reflection of the mountain when you scroll below the fold on the home page, (2) the simple, powerful color scheme, (3) the beautiful use of large Montserrat, (4) and the minimalistic blog posts. Well done, Number 11.
I wanted to add a website with a sidebar to this list, because it’s something I don’t think we see a lot of in 2016. Jay Holtslander’s personal website has solid content on both the blog and the informational pages. I also like the color scheme. While there are a few errors, I put it on the list because Jay pushes the Divi theme to its limits in terms of how much content he can put on a page and keep it looking and functioning well. I’d be interested to see more sidebar themes in the future.
You need to explore this site. It’s one of my favorite Divi sites of all time, and I can’t even understand Swedish. For instance, take a look at the beautiful layout they’ve created for this case study or click the custom navigation menu on top of the site. When I’m feeling design block, this will be one of the first places I’ll go. Great job, The Generation.
Hocking Creative is an example of how cohesive imagery and coloring can be used to completely redefine a theme. Hocking uses Divi as more of a portfolio than anything else – they opt to show their work rather than filling up their pages with long blocks of text.
A Journey from Space to Sea was designed by Elegant Themes to highlight the power of their Divi Builder plugin. I love their play on parallax imagery – I predict that we’ll start to see more of this over the next few years. If you’re on a computer, explore this design by scrolling down the page.
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