Consider all the aspects of a website layout. There are so many elements included in the header and footer areas which wrap around the inner content. And layout trends can overlap drastically compared to blogs, corporate websites, or even social networking brands. And for this reason I have a great passion for building well-planned website designs.
In the showcase below I’ve cataloged some of my favorite examples of website sidebars. The best designers are able to blend content in-between the main column, and sidebars are the perfect companion. But when you have too much content your layout will appear dense, cluttered, and difficult to work with. Use some of these examples for your own inspiration and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments area.