Ben Hunt’s Web Design Back Catalogue

As I no longer have an up-to-date portfolio, I thought I’d post a bunch of my favourite site designs online.

I hope you can see themes through my work – ideally you can see how these sites will get results.

These 14 examples may look good to you, they may not. I don’t mind. What matters is, will they sell?

Feel free to use for inspiration, and to comment.


BankLoans.com

This design is quite significant to me, because it was one of the first I created after waking up to the realisation that web design should generate action.
The combination of honest primary colours and greyscale gives a clean and visually appealing combination.


Cashflow Builder

A simple layout, with a bold promise up-front. “Your First Million is FREE!” is a device that I came up with for this client.

The idea is that, until their software (which basically helps businesses of any size to balance their accounts receivable faster – saving them money) has processed $1M – they don’t charge.


Innovaworks

Innovaworks is an excellent development company, mainly based in Macedonia.

I redesigned their site to promote the benefits of using them: incredible expertise at significantly less cost than using US/UK developers.


Surfulater

A small site for a developer who makes this neat software that helps you capture and organise content from anywhere.

Again, the site really focuses on the benefits of the software – which is what people really need to see.


Ville & Company (no longer live)

A super-super-clean site for a UK consulting firm with a refreshingly different approach compared to their big-business competitors.

This site feels like a breath of fresh air, which is what Ville offer to their customers, who are mainly public sector agencies.


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QVision – Lasik, Arizona

QVision are laser vision correction surgeons in Arizona, USA.

Their site needed to appeal to the local market, feel trustworthy, clean, and professional, and to incorporate online bookings.


Bolwell

Bolwell is an Australian-owned composites specialist with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Thailand.

The site needed to show their incredible range of services, which stretches from trains to trucks to their own supercar!


Atom – CRM for Building Contractors

How do you market a new product to a segment that doesn’t know a solution exists to its problems? What about when your prospects tend to prefer scraps of paper to computers?

The answer is: You have to go to them. When a prospect is directed to this neat little site for Atom, they should immediately get, “Yes, I see how this is for me.”


Pro Web Design Alliance

The design for my web design membership site is an evolution of this site’s WordPress theme.

It works, proving that when you have something close to hand that works, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.


Synctus

This is a net backup solution that synchronises files securely across multiple sites, on specially modified hard drives.

As you might expect, the site is really simple and straightforward, which helps suggest the product will also be simple to use.


Me2Solar

These guys make neat, portable solar chargers for everyone from vacationing families to business travellers and explorers.

This design, which sits on the Magento e-commerce platform, is multi-lingual and has a sharp, modern look that suits the innovative products.


Abeo

Abeo Technical Services make security systems for airports and military bases world-wide.

Their AWARE system is a futuristic platform that monitors all kinds of input data and intelligently alerts security staff when it spots unusual activity.


Goddiva

UK-based Goddiva sell dresses and other fashion clothing based on what the celebrities are wearing right now – but at a fraction of the price.

This highly-styled site represents a departure from my usual straightforward approach, but I think it works.

20 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Doug says:

    Ben … good stuff. I’m wondering if you also have a list of your favorite websites for individuals with services – professionals, consultants, coaches, etc.

    • Ben Hunt says:

      Not right now Doug. But I review lots of different types of sites on the Pro Web Design Course.

      You could check out Sean Meshorer’s site, which I designed maybe 3 years ago now.

  2. moutlou says:

    nice jobs..

  3. James Bliss says:

    Hi Ben, nice portfolio.

  4. Renato Alves says:

    They are really great sites. Congrats!

  5. Fred says:

    Do you have any favorite car club sites? Would like to see some for comparisons to one we want to design.

  6. Jurgen says:

    Hi Ben, a few of them don’t display well in IE9. Your clients may want to know this :-)

    • James Campbell says:

      I think NOT working in any version of IE is actually a plus. I would hope that clients of mine do not use IE at all. There are many other better options – Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc. IE needs to die already IMHO.

      • Doug says:

        James … what are you smoking? I’m guessing that you’re just joking (the IE comment). There’s still a huge segment of the world that uses IE.

        If your niche market is techies, then maybe it’s ok, because I’m sure the IE market share is much less there.

        But if you want Joe the Plumber and his ilk to be able to access your site, putting up a “NO IE” sign isn’t going to win you customers.

      • Jurgen says:

        It has nothing to do with the quality of browsers, and even less with what you think of them. It has to do with the fact that the majority of the clients of your clients will probably use IE 7, 8, or 9. I don’t think your clients would praise you for creating sites that their clients cannot view properly.

  7. James Campbell says:

    Nice Ben. Wondering if you have a behance profile setup. These would be great in a behance style portfolio setup.

    • Ben Hunt says:

      No, I’ve never heard of Behance. But I’m no longer looking for web design work.

  8. Derek says:

    Excellent post. I was going to start a collection of screen grabs of sites you’ve designed that are mentioned in the Pro Web Design Course. So, this is a great start and saves me some time.

    Thanks.

  9. Jeff@ X Studios Web Design says:

    Nice, action driven designs. The CTA’s are clear on all of them, and the content isn’t cluttered.

  10. Niall says:

    I like all of them. Plus I’m always on the lookout for solar power so I can now add a new link to my list of solar suppliers.

    If you don’t mind me asking, what CMS/eses have you used for the sites?

    • Ben Hunt says:

      Various systems, Niall. Mainly WordPress these days though.

      • Niall says:

        Cool. I’ve started developing some themes for WordPress and I don’t think I’ll bother with any other CMS. It’s great!

  11. Tope says:

    Wondering if you have any educational site (preferably college) you’ve worked on.