Elementor Sites of the Month – December 2019

After all the various year recaps, sales and celebrations, we’re back to our routine. I suspect it might be a little harder for us in the northern hemisphere, with the cold weather and gray skies, but in any case — to quickly brighten up and bring the color back to our cheeks and lives, why not enjoy some fresh and vibrant websites sent to us by you, Elementors.

In this month’s list, you’ll find digital agencies from around the globe — from the Philipines to Sweden, from Madrid to Chihuahua, Mexico. Also on the list: an Australian catering company, a Greek beauty company, and more.

Let’s check them out.

10

Kima Collective is a small studio based in Madrid, offering custom solutions for startups and new businesses, with a special focus on 360 projects ranging from photography, WordPress/Elementor development or branding, to packaging design, online and offline marketing solutions. 

Their one-page site is very focused and efficient, unpretentious yet demonstrates their design capabilities. Pleasant pastel colors dominate the layout, then change upon scrolling. Paired with the beautiful Playfair font, it creates an experience pleasing to the eye. The font pairing creates a clear hierarchy in the text and makes reading easy.

The otherwise mundane flat illustrations come to life here using motion effects. The Contact Page is in fact a pop-up triggered by a cool icon in the upper right corner of the site. Simple, functional and creative.

Design: Berenice Riu

Development: Javier Gamonal

Theme: Hello

Plugins: The Plus Addons for Elementor,  Mobile Redirect

09

Hailing from northern Sweden, Webbnord is a web studio that focuses on helping small to medium-sized companies with their website and branding solutions. 

As befits their origin, the Webbnord website demonstrates the Scandinavian design approach — minimalist, simple, and functional. White and black control the layout, while the texts on the site are divided into two columns, one for the title and the other for the text (an approach reminiscent of print). The only actual color that can be seen on the website exists on the project pages, where each project has a color that represents it.

Design: Alexander Lodesjö

Development: Webbnord

Theme: Hello

Plugins: Custom Post Type UI, Advanced Custom Fields, Autoptimize, W3 Total Cache, MouseWheel Smooth Scroll, All in One WP Security, Rank Math SEO

08

Mano is a company that provides professional makeup and beauty consulting services, located in Ioannina, North-Western Greece. It is run by Maria Kakaidi, a professional in the beauty industry with more than 25 years of experience.

Mano’s site conveys prestige by combining the colors gold and white, yet it demonstrates a modern design approach, in particular in the structure, with the visible grid lines. We loved the animated icons, as well as the illustrations that decorate the background and give it a delicate touch.

Design & Development: MEDUSA

Theme: OceanWP

Plugins: Element Pack, GA Google Analytics, Hoteller Theme Elements for Elementor, Ocean Extra, Smush, Sticky Header Effects for Elementor, SVG Support, W3 Total Cache, Yoast SEO

07

Jade Berger is the founder of the Melbourne-based catering company, Social Catering Co. Throughout her diverse 18-year career as a fully qualified chef, she’s worked across the spectrum of hospitality, from fine dining restaurants to bistros and wine bars. 

Jane’s site feels as if it came straight out of a lifestyle magazine. The combination of two contrasting bright colors, together with a thin-weight sans-serif font, gives it a prestigious character. The use of subtle motion effects in the headlines gives the extra touch and refinement. The images are impressive, and they should be as the food is the main star here.

Design & Development: Mark Buchanan

Theme: Astra

Plugins: Astra pro, Duplicate post, Yoast SEO, Wp Mail STMP. Insert headers and footers

06

Colmena is a digital agency from Chihuahua, Mexico. Specializing in web development, branding, and digital marketing, they help their clients develop a unique, different, and fresh voice for their particular markets. 

The people at Colmena decided to combine the bees and hives with the digital world. A very detailed image of a bee floating on the hero section welcomes the visitors, while the color palette is black and yellow, continuing the bee theme. The designer applied modern elements such as “broken-up words”, typography games throughout the site, and motion effects. Entrance animations in different locations add an overall playfulness to the site.

Design & Development: Jose Castellanos

Theme: The Fox

Plugins: Jetpack by WordPress.com (as CDN), Mousewheel Smooth Scroll, Slider Revolution 6

05

Red Five Digital is a family-run startup based in the business district of Southern Manila. Individual freelancers with years of experience working for small businesses in North America, Europe, and Australia – they fused into a well-oiled digital marketing machine.

This is yet another very focused and goal-oriented website, not trying to “flutter” with long, discouraging texts, everything is relevant. There is a slight retro atmosphere achieved by the long shadow titles. The menu is built as a sliding sidebar which also includes the contact and search bar option. By doing so the designer “spared” an entire page on the site and gave the visitor the option to search the entire site at any given time — smart and refreshing. We also liked the services section. The list of services displayed on the left side of the screen with each item on the list highlighted by animation, as the description of that service appears on the right. It’s an interesting way to view things, rather than reverting to a boring list with a simple hover. 

Design & Development: Jeleen Cubillas

Theme: Hello

Plugins: Elementor Extras, Custom Post Type UI, Advanced Custom Fields, Yoast SEO, Insert Headers and Footers, LoftLoader

04

Muddy River Design is a national award-winning drafting, home design, and house plans company from Bend, Oregon. It has developed an extensive library of plans and portfolio spanning properties, in premier local neighborhoods for the last 20 years.

There’s is a rural American look & feel to this site. This is reflected in particular, through the different fonts. Each home has its own unique font, as each home has its own character. The illustrations and stamps are also very traditionally American. The images have a subtle motion effect on hover, which encourage the visitor to click on the project.  The color scheme of the site is not really important, as the colors are mostly obtained from the high-quality photos themselves.

Design & Development: Kate Miller

Theme: Hello

Plugins: Custom Icons for Elementor, Digital Goods for WooCommerce Checkout, Elfsight Instagram Feed CC, Essential Addons for Elementor, Essential Addons for Elementor Pro, Sticky Header Effects for Elementor, WooCommerce, WP-Optimize

03

The Halva kingdom from Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem is a long-established family business that manufactures halva according to recipes passed down from generation to generation. Customers from all over the world enjoy a wide variety of over 100 types of halva.

The most visible thing on the site is the large, high-quality studio photos of halva. They, more than anything else, illustrate and stimulate the visitor’s senses on the site. The colors chosen by the designer are complementing milky colors.

The overall design has a handcrafted vibe, the result of using custom fonts created by the designer herself. The transitions between the sections, as well as the picture frames, also look handcrafted. All of these elements emphasize the traditional handmade process of halva making. 

Design & Development: Studio Sade

Theme: GeneratePress

Plugins: JetElements For Elementor, JetSmartFilters, JetTabs For Elementor, JetWooBuilder For Elementor, WooCommerce added to cart popup Ajax, WPML

02

Brand Blitz is a graphic design studio that helps creative entrepreneurs build and design their brand through branding and websites, coaching, and education.

Their site has a crafty, journalistic feel, with handcrafted illustrations, a cut-out technique reminiscent of the personalized DIY photo albums of teenagers. The bright color scheme keeps the visitors’ focus on compositions made up of images, illustrations, and different patterns, akin to the colorfulness of lifestyle magazines. The renderings for each image are different, adding more interest to the layout. The photos themselves are also Instagram-styled, providing a young, trendy look & feel.

Design & Development: Carrah Tompkins

Theme: Hello

Plugins: Essential Addons for Elementor, Awesome Elementor Addon For Instagram Feed, Akismet Anti Spam, Jetpack by WordPress.com, Duplicate Post, reSmush.it Image Optimizer, UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore, Yoast SEO, WP- Sweep, WP Super Cache, Follow-Up Emails, WooCommerce, WooCommerce Custom Product Addons (Free), WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Gateway

01

Misha (Mikhail) is a multidisciplinary artist — graphic designer, web developer, creative director, and photographer — who took part in local and international projects in Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, Mallorca, Argentina, France, Russia, and the USA. Born in the former USSR, he decided to try his luck and look for new horizons, moving to Europe. Misha’s work in the digital sector has been combined with a passion for photography for more than a decade, illustrating alternative events, and portraying musicians and artists.

In line with his background, rather than using a simple language plugin, Misha targets his audience in three different languages simultaneously, while building the design around it. He puts himself at the center as if he is the main project. The transition between projects on the project page feels like a transition between different worlds, where each project has its own unique color. The only line connecting them is the text that appears on the left, where Misha tells us about his part in the project. 

The photos page managed to surprise us. Although this is a page dedicated to photo galleries, we actually come across a typographically designed page and when the visitor hovers over the text, the gallery’s main image is revealed to us — sort of a nice voyeuristic game, and a refreshing approach to presenting content in the world of photography.

Design & Development: Mikhail Morozov

Theme: GeneratePress

Plugins: JetElements, JetSearch, JetTabs, JetTricks, Elementor Extras

Think your Elementor-based website or landing page should be featured in our next Top 10 Websites column? Give it a shot!

About the Author

Matan Naveh
Matan Naveh
Matan is Elementor's Magazine editor. Starting his career as a Radio Broadcaster, he worked as a content manager and Editor-in-Chief for over 10 years. Matan enjoys psychological horror movies and 80's Chinese restaurants.

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25 Responses

  1. My Blog, Web Site is my Retirement, project and hobby. The site has a variety of interests, the main focus on what I’m doing in retirement and hopefully provide thoughts for other retirees looking to expand their daily life.

    Humorously, it is not a retirement financial advice site.

    Created my Blog using Elementor and GeneratePress. I started with zero web site experience, no design background, literally just an idea I wanted to do this and could I do it myself.

    Elementor made it easy and got me across the finish line.

    1. Definitely deserves to be showcased. Very nice website and showa some elements And design patterns that other websites haven’t implanted. Well done there 👌👌

  2. Hello,

    Just thought that I would toss my hat into the ring for the monthly showcase.
    The site focuses on the history of the Lectron System. Released to the marketplace in 1966, it has had a long history for the social good by teaching electronics to any interested student from 9 to 99 years of age. Using transparent blocks with an electronic component inside with a white top showing the schematic symbol, the blocks could be inter-connected by magnets behind conductive plates on the sides and bottom of the block.

    Elementor made it possible for me to recreate my original website with many new technologies and provide a highly interactive experience to site visitor. I look forward to new innovations for 2020!

    Thank you,
    Michael Peters
    https://lectron.info

  3. I love the Kima site, but it does not display on the Ipad, at all, for me. I am always curious how gadgets and gee gaws will display on media.

    I think web developers have become complacent with browser support. It’s too easy to develop just for Chrome and Edge and Safari today. Developers don’t remember the bad ole days of IE 4.0, 5.0, etc. Don’t trust Google and Chrome so much, they will take a hard turn and break your code one day.

  4. This month’s designs are great. I have made several websites with other web designers and I do not achieve the results or the time I reach with elementor pro. It is a luxury to work with something like that. The next website I am going to update(plataformaslogisticas.es/) is created with the Enfold theme.

  5. Sorry, not a big fan this month. Nothing new really. Too many similar animations, a bit confusing for some of them and very slow.
    Look forward to seeing the next month Showcase!!
    Chantal

  6. Really great idea to show websites example that already developed the Elementor page builder. We launched our website (titanblue.com.au) using elementor page builder.
    A lot of thanks to all elementor community.

  7. i am a wordpress web designer since 2015 i ve found different themes and plugins like divi and wp bakery but i don’t find a classy unique and classical designer rather then elementor
    elementor has all in one Tools for building a website its pleasure for me to Giving a review about elementor
    i ve done different and many projects with elementor one of my master piece which is done using elementor is :
    https://seogroupbuytool.org

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