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Date: January 18, 2013
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The 70 Most Loved One Page Websites from 2012

2012 was an incredible year for the one page website and 2013 looks even better! Here are the best One Page Websites we featured last year in our Most Loved category. There is no ranking order but is divided up into categories for better inspiration:)

Hope you enjoy the roundup, be a legend and share the post with your friends if you found it useful!


Best One Page Event Websites in 2012

Design Week Portland

Design Week Portland

At first I didn’t consider the site “Most Loved” worthy but when you dive deeper there is definitely loads love in here. The responsive works well and I like how the big numbers are a selectable web font. Also there is actually a ton of info in this site but considerately hidden by accordions, really useful when skimming sessions. Lastly the “party mode” scheme switcher bottom right is a nice touch:)

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Inspire Conference 2012

Inspire Conference 2012

Simply stunning design, color scheme and illustrations for an upcoming conference held in The Netherlands. LOVE how the speakers are featured in the rings of tree stumps. The overall consistency of the concept is world class. Top job.

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Barcamp Omaha 2012

Barcamp

Such great work on the illustrations, the animations and parallax scrolling with the clouds. Check out our interview with Creative Director, Michael DeKay, where we talk about the build.

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Jess & Russ

Jess & Russ

Its hard to put in words the awesomeness of this wedding site, you really need to experience the parallax scrolling and illustrations yourself. Can imagine this site took months to build and so worth the result.

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inTacto 10 years

inTacto 10 Years

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Launch Factory

Launch Factory

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Best One Page iPhone App Websites in 2012

Overgram

Overgram

Loving this one pager for the (free) Overgram iPhone app. It has such a good demo, you just have to sit and watch the iPhone whilst the browser background also previews examples. Brilliant.

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Daybreak 2012

daybreak2012

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Sipp

Sipp

The textures, wood, colors… what a beautiful one pager to preview an iPhone app. Also love the animation when hovering over the phone.

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Best One Page Portfolio Websites in 2012

Creative9

Creative9

Slick preloader. Floating spaceships. Solid color scheme. All kinds of awesome in here.

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Alder Cass

Alder Cass

It features loads of color, full screen slick transitions and lovely hover effects. I catch up with Alder where we rap about the build, his work setup and the death of Flash.

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Always Creative

Always Creative

Big images, full screen slide transitions, parallax scrolling and a slick minimalistic design… within seconds I could tell the site would be in the “Most Loved” category. Catch our interview with Creative Director, Roby Fitzhenry, here.

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SOUP. Agency

SOUP. Agency

Loving the hover effect on the SOUP. team infographic, also a great looking one pager!

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Viens-là

viensla

5 years ago this website would definitely have been flash, its great to see what is being done nowadays with loads of skill and thought. Big images, keyboard navigation, color, illustrations… all well executed.

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Tag Creative

Tag Creative

You can’t go wrong with super crisp big images, loads of color and some Parallax Scrolling! Nom nom…

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Digital Atelier

Digital Atelier

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Diografic

Diografic

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Visual Kitchen

Visual Kitchen

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Vito Salvatore

Vito Salvatore

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Perconte

Perconte

A lot of companies get the full screen + keyboard navigation concept wrong, Perconte has got it spot on in a slick minimalistic way. Brilliant job with quality images too.

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Adam Coulombe

Adam Coulombe

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The World We Live In

The World We Live In

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Gregory Sujkowski

Gregory Sujkowski

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Yuna Kim

Yuna Kim

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Impero

IMPERO

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Pixelmess

Pixelmess

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Marco Rosella

Marco Rosella

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Zwart/Wit Media

Zwart/Wit Media

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Theory

Theory

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CaptainDash

CaptainDash

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Cultural Solutions UK

cultural solutions uk

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Demi Creative

Demi Creative

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rtraction

rtraction

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Grayden Poper

Grayden Poper

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Best One Page Product Websites in 2012

Gone Google

Gone Google

Sure you heard of, or even using Google Apps? Well the big G has launched a brilliant interactive campaign where you can calculate the benefits of using their Apps platform for your business. At the end you can even export the results to pitch at your next meeting.

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Samson Brewery

Samson Brewery

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Homo Studiosus

Homo Studiosus

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Last Pants Standing

Last Pants Standing

The site not only features masterful Parallax Scrolling but it is actually hilarious!

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Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew

Great to see big (more like huge) brands taking the one page route. The Mountain Dew site showcase masterful AJAX loading while rearranging the content in the page.

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Seculus Country

Seculus Country

Quite a wait for the site to load with the preloader but some gorgeous big images of the products.

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Characters mac app

Characters mac app

I absolutely love the load transition against the moving background, very original creating a great first impression. Check out our interview with the creator, Gustavs Cirulis, with some insight on the build.

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Fakeer

Fakeer

Not the best looking preloader but spot on with concept. Fakeer seems like a pretty bad ass drink and their design correlates with their image. Mega parallax scrolling against a solid background with a grunge feel. With a market so saturated you’ll need this first impression for new users to remember you when scanning supermarket shelves.

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CSS Piffle Pitch Deck

CSS Piffle Pitch Deck

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Air Jordan 2012

Air Jordan 2012   AJ2012

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Hoyne Brewing Co.

Hoyne Brewing Co

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Best One Page Launching Soon Websites in 2012

NARR8

NARR8

LOVE how the hands change as you scroll through sections.

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Mogul

Mogul

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Snoflake

Snoflake

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FireFly

FireFly

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Best One Page Game Websites in 2012

Pudding Rush

Pudding Rush

Incredible interactive one pager! More info on the build here.

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3D CSS Hartwig chess set

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Mailboxing

Mailboxing

The Mailboxing game website is one of those sites you land on and you literally scroll down and up several times to take in the awesomeness. Its busy yet bold and minimal. The color is just bursting out the screen and that double ipad/iphone slideshow is really the x-factor for me. I recently interviewed Asketic team member, Austris Urtans

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Progetty Studio Arcade Version

Progetty Studio   Arcade Version

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Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds Space

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SpellTower

SpellTower

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Best One Page Landing Page Websites in 2012

Everpix

Everpix

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Intracto – Land a job

Intracto

Sites like these just make me smile… loving the crazy little plane cruising around. A lot of effort for a job posting but no doubt got people talking!

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Best Uncategorized One Page Websites in 2012

Dangers of Fracking

Dangers of Fracking

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Atanai Plus

ATANAI PLUS

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State of Financial & Economic Education in US

State of Financial and Economic Education in United States

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Readymag – Demo Issue

Readymag — Demo Issue

Great to see another online magazine with a unique layout. I’m predicting lots more of magazine creating unique full screen online sites instead of going print.

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R-SPEED

R SPEED

So your business is repairing cars. You can choose to create a generic bland brochure site… or this absolute monster one pager!

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Suit Up or Die Magazine #1

Suit up or die

Not the biggest fan of those flash flip magazines. Is there an online alternative? Check out the 1st issue of ‘Suit Up or Die’ Magazine. A great job with Parallax Scrolling and big full screen images.

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The Interactive UK Energy Consumption Guide

The Interactive UK Energy Consumption Guide

Interactive infographics, loads of color and beautiful illustrations… was a no-brainer this was instantly ‘Most Loved’ for July, definitely a contender for one the best one page sites for 2012.

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Putzengel

Putzengel

Besides the lovely design and interactive elements, there are some really unique parallax features all within the cleaning theme. Take a look for yourself… crumpling paper, spraying detergents and sponge swiping. Lots of love in this one pager for a cleaning service.

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Elevation Church Annual Report

Elevation Church Annual Report

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Inception Explained

Inception Explained

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We believe in…

We believe in…

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Cambridge Healthcare

Cambridge Healthcare

The majority of sites within the health sector are terribly designed so you can imagine my surprise when Andrew Lucas submitted the beautiful Cambridge Healthcare site to us.

I caught up with Andrew and asked him a few questions about himself, his role in the site, approval process and how he requests all the fine details in the development. Read the interview here.

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Shoh… what an inspiration overload!

Here is to a great 2013, keep it simple, keep it one page:)

Cheers,
Rob

  • http://twitter.com/NckJrvs Nick Jarvis

    Great work man, good group of sites, can’t wait to see what 2013 has to bring.

    • http://twitter.com/rob_hope Rob Hope

      Cheers Nick, got some great updates to the site planned this year!

  • Charles

    I wonder how much money you make by advertising sites like this.

    • http://twitter.com/rob_hope Rob Hope

      Hi Charles. No under the counter stuff here. We hand picked each site. 80% of them were user submissions from 2012, others we stumbled on via social media. We make money from the ad block on the top right. All legit.

  • http://www.giszo.com/ web name

    My two favorites are Inceptions and creative9. The site background for creative9 is super amazing. Good job! your list of one page websites side-tracked me for more than a few minutes. I feel like you should get paid to the list.

    • http://twitter.com/rob_hope Rob Hope

      Glad you found it inspirational, big fan of creative9 too:)

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  • http://freelancer-coder.com/ ajaniashish

    Article is bit older now, but as a designer still love many of these one page designs because it can give me an idea(wide variety to choose from) on how to implement features according to requirements. Thank a lot.

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