A Discovery Into 30 Beautiful And Inspirational Korean Websites Design

Korean Internet Industry has been growing in recent years and more than 80 percent of their households in South Korea are connected with broadband access. Korean Internet users have been found to be more active in their Internet usage and younger than Internet users in the United States. With so much focus point on Korea Web Industry, career path for Korea web designers and programmers seems bright and promising.

Korean Websites

When you happened to stumble upon a Korean website which seems pretty much rare, the functionality of the site might just disappoint you. But the hard works and the creativeness of Korean designers should not be discounted simply because of some operational defect.

Discovering A Korean Website

While Korean websites may be hard to navigate around even translate in English, some of the design elements are simply appalling. Though as common as its neighbor across the island, Korean websites make full use of Flash as much as Japan websites. The flash adoption seems to be an ongoing trend in today Asia web design and development. Though their other technologies may be on par with International level, their field in Web design and development certainly has much room for improvement.

Visual Vs Operational

Well, some may argue that Korean web sites are hard to navigate and difficult to use. They seems to take longer time to load, more potential of having errors and generally do not work well in most browsers. The Korean website creators may not mixed well when it comes to global resources like Google or Wikipedia, because Korean users’ awareness of or participation in these services is little to none. But some of the website graphical effects and design elements are simply top notched.

Presenting The Most For Their Visitors

Korean websites tend to make an efficient use of space. Korean web users want information to be shown as much as possible. They want to be able to, for instance, scan all of the headlines of the newspaper in just a few seconds, or find the latest and greatest gadget in their online store without much moving the mouse or clicking. The compact design of Korean web sites is ideally suited for this situation.

Flash Is Their Essence

Flash is used to good effect by Korean Web creators to produce cute and approachable character for each site. Without the limitations that HTML has, Korean web designers can make something that is truly unique for each site, and displays the character of both the designers and the web site owner. They have sacrificed standards compliance for attractiveness.

Forget About SEO

The web also works differently in South Korea. Most of their search portals does not crawls web pages automatically, instead they based their search databases on registration and payment from web sites. Hence they do not care much about SEO, less searching for them in Google.

30 Beautiful Korean Websites Design

Here we presents you the ever so hard to find Korean websites that might give you an insight into Korean web designers ideology and creativity.

17 Tea
17 Tea

Applenews
Applenews

Asiaart
Asiaart

Bokuk
Bokuk

Cafe24
Cafe24

Cooldcm
Cooldcm

Crown
Crown

Danmine
Danmine

Daum
Daum

Designergene
Designergene

Edico
Edico

Frenchcafe
Frenchcafe

Hangame
Hangame

Lovenphoto
Lovenphoto

Nate

Nseoultower
Nseoultower

San-Namul
San Namul

Seorakwaterpia
Seorakwaterpia

Smokefree
Smokefree

Synkretismos
Synkretismos

Toytron
Toytron

Woonam
Woonam

Charlotte Theater
Charlotte Theater

Cyon
Cyon

Hyungkuk
Hyungkuk

Honeycow
Honeycow

Duhwa
Duhwa

Cafemoriidea
Cafemoriidea

Everland
Everland

Myelite
Myelite

Conclusion

There may be some other beautiful Korean websites out there which is invisible to search engine and could not reached the masses. What is the use of having the nicest web design but there is no visitors to admire it? If you have seen other inspirational and beautiful Korean website design, share with us in the comment box.

Comments

    • Designect,
    • September 30, 2009
    / Reply

    It’s cool. Thank you!!!

    • Neotericuk,
    • September 30, 2009
    / Reply

    Awesome designs, Good Sense of Designing. Great colors are used, some designs are challenges. Charlotte Theatre is really good.

  1. / Reply

    Look to the other side is amazing. Thank you for this collection.

    • Mika,
    • September 30, 2009
    / Reply

    Yeah, indeed great layouts, thx for sharing this great collection :) It’s true, that SEO is no bug issue there, because Google isnt important there at all.. if you want to look for something, naver.com and daum.net are the sites you have to visit :)

    • Paola,
    • September 30, 2009
    / Reply

    There are two Korean hotsites that I reallyyyy admire:

    Movie “The Uninvited”
    http://postvisual.com/theuninvited/en/

    I think their “way” of doing websites fits perfectly to hotsite projects. These two are very creative and experimental.

  2. / Reply

    Awesome collection, those are really neat to see!

    A little while ago I hunted down all the international CSS Galleries I could find. You guys might be interested in checking it out.

    http://www.stargraphicdesign.com/index.php/2008/02/international-css-showcases/

  3. / Reply

    Just want to share another inspirational Korean website: Haru illustration: http://haruillust.com/ :)

  4. / Reply

    Oh, WOWW!!

    Thank you for compiling these websites!
    It’s very inspiring for a young and beginner web designer like me! :D

  5. / Reply

    Most of them are sooo colorful … btw I’m Asian :P

  6. / Reply

    nice collection, thanks for inspire..

  7. / Reply

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  8. / Reply

    Very cool its nice to see some foreign website designs no one ever seem to show them for inspiration!

  9. / Reply

    Actually there is a gallery site for Korean web design:

    http://www.dbcut.com/bbs/index.php

    There are a lot of jaw-dropping websites there

    • mb,
    • November 12, 2009
    / Reply

    Yeah a lot of korean websites require internet explorer to work at their bests…lol but that doesnt matter becaause i think korean people only use ie anyway. And i think the sites load a lott faster in korea than they do here. I admire all the nice designs, but i am a fan of google’s simplicity and plain-ness XD

      • Aidan,
      • November 12, 2009
      / Reply

      That’s why when you use other browsers to view their websites, it tends to have either some sort of layout errors.

      Imagine that their IE fever is over and other great browsers invade their technological world, there will be another level of great design coming from them.

    • abinubli,
    • November 12, 2009
    / Reply

    maybe because their internet connection is blazingly fast so there is no problem loading flash-based website.

    here are what i found

    http://www.sejong.ac.kr
    http://www.mnet.com
    http://www.ufotown.com

  10. / Reply

    I think the best websites that Korea has are the fashion boutique shopping malls not gmarket or the like, they have a rather clean design. It’s rather nice to see variety here.

  11. / Reply

    I really appreciate posts, which might be of very useful

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    • May 19, 2011
    / Reply

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    • Breeze,
    • September 7, 2011
    / Reply

    Amazing collection of sites… Would like to add one more..
    http://www.thekoreaguide.com/ (more of a information site for expats in Korea)
    but very elegant and easy to use… and in English.

  12. / Reply

    You are so
    generous! I just love finding beautiful and artistic freebies like this. They
    really brighten up my day, thank you!

    • 醉拳,
    • November 28, 2014
    / Reply

    Not much stuff here.

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