5 great Monkey-themed websites

mailchimpAfter moving into my new apartment with my girlfriend, I noticed the unhealthy amount of monkey stuff we had due to our monkey obsession. I then thought “I wonder how many monkey websites there are out there”. More specifically, how many design related monkey websites are there out there? And there are plenty. But which would be the orangutans? I decided to list 5 of my favorites.

1. Monkey Ink Design

Beautiful header design on this one. One of the owners Drew does some work for Wooster Collective, an excellent street art / guerilla (er…Gorilla!) blog.

monkey-ink

2. Monkey Design

Simply Monkey design. These guys are a web dev company focusing on three things: monkeys, minimalism, and markup.

monkeydesign

3. Cow & Monkey

Damn, I was hopeful that they would have a monkey in their design somewhere. Paul Boag would have a hissyfit if he saw too many more sites using cow vectors!

cow-monkey

4. MailChimp

And how could I ever forget the infamous Mailchimp? Great service, great design, and great monkey mascot.

mail-chimp

5. Webmonkey

Certainly one that puts a lot of effort into branding money-related ideas into it. Webmonkey is a nice web deveopement blog and uses bananas for their rating system and an evolving chimp to show the tutorial difficulty level.

webmonkey

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Robin Bastien
Howdy! I'd the head of Ocular Harmony. I spend most of my time designing, reading beatnick literature, and pounding sound waves of experimental pulsation into my brain's frontal lobes. Contact me if you have any questions!


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5 Comments

  1. frederic says:


    August 18, 2009

    I have never thought about monkeys that way. I am still new in web design, so i am always interested in out of the box ideas for my future websites. Nice article.

  2. admin says:


    August 19, 2009

    Thanks for the comment Fred. The idea is to find something niche and unique to keep away any competition! Good luck with the learning, it’s the part of web design that never stops and keeps making you better :)

  3. Frank Zweegers says:


    August 25, 2009

    I love the MailChimp design. That must have taken them hours! Very nice Web 2.0 as well. This alone would make me want to use their service. Funny how that works.

  4. Lin and Jirsa Photography says:


    September 1, 2009

    I think MailChimp did it right. It has the cute appeal combined with the web 2.0 design.

  5. Craig says:


    November 3, 2009

    Adding another: http://www.monkeytrapgames.com