12 Awesome And Free Responsive Blogger Templates

People love free stuff.

I know I do.

As a blogger, more so.

When I first started blogging, blog was just another social account to channel my creative inner self. In another word, ranting about how useless homework is, and how now one gets me.

But blogging now is more than writing a post and be done with it expecting people to flock over your writing. Your blog has to stand out in both contents and blog design. There are millions of bloggers out there so just focusing on the content is not enough to compete. So it pains me when I see bloggers who have a really awesome writing but are overlooked because of the err, horrendous not so pretty blog design. Well, I’m not expecting a very pretty Tumblr and Pinterest aesthetic level of blog design but the majority of people would prefer to look at something nice. At least, make the blog easier to read by using a responsive and mobile friendly layout.

So here, I’m presenting to you a list of responsive and free but still awesome blog design for you to use that I handpicked from Gooyabi and Sora Templates.

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1. Travelista

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Travelista is the standard minimalist and clean blog templates. I love the fact that there is Pinterest button integrated in the theme and the post slider in the homepage is kewl.

Cool features:

  • clean design
  • fast loading

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2. Photonic

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Photonic would be great towards bloggers who want to emphasize more on their pictures.

Cool features:

  • Shortcodes
  • 3 grid line picture posts homepage
  • social widgets

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3. Legenda 

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This one is a black and white blog design that you could see lifestyle bloggers usually use.

Cool features:

  • about author widget is the prettiest by far
  • ads widget

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4. Alder

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Out of the 12 blog templates, Alder is my favourite. It looks clean, simple but still managed to have a sort of aesthetic that people would love.

Cool features:

  • highlighter kind of button
  • read more button
  • pretty menu page

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5. Hilary

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Hilary looks basic. Simplicity at its best.

Cool features:

  • 2 type of menu page
  • post sliders

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6. Vienna

Vienna is another pretty blog template that I personally think would suit personal and lifestyle blogger more.

Cool features:

  • wide slider
  • moving Instagram feed

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7. Trendy

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Cute. #canyouseeIamgettingtiredwiththewholedescriptionthing

Cool features:

  • black and white design
  • pinterest hover button

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8. Maverick

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Maverick is one of my top 3 pick. When you hover the arrow towards the pictures it would turn into black and white. #anotherkewldesign

Cool features:

  • magazine like featured posts
  • wide variety of social button

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9. Juliet

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Juliet just like its name is a feminine blog templates.

Cool features:

  • flowery design
  • cool sidebar widget

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10. Vanilla 

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Another feminine and cute blog templates.

Cool features:

  • drop cap button
  • wide slider
  • pinterest hover button

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11. Essence

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Another my top 3 picks. I love the fact that it turns everything green when the cursor touched the pictures. LOL. #aKidAtHeart. And the related posts in the homepage is one of the coolest feature I’ve ever seen. #somanykewlthingsinapost

Cool features:

  • drop cap button
  • pinterest hover button

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12. Sora Book

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If I were a book blogger, I would totally use this template. Unfortunately, I suck at giving book reviews so I threw away the dream out of the window. If you hover your cursor towards the post, it’d turn into a flipped book shape and that is

Too kewl man.

Cool features:

  • book like slider
  • popular, recent and label widget is integrated into one
  • the coolest subscribe button

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If you don’t find anything you like among these 12 blog designs, do check out other sites below.

Disclaimer: All of the blogger templates are not mine. And would never be. #self-hostedisthebest #Ilovemycurrentblogdesign

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By the way, Afifah Adnan from Awesomeness is doing a poll to understand Malaysian bloggers’ behaviour. Do participate, everyone!

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  1. hai rasya. thanks for dropping by at my blog. i suka jugak simple yet stylish blogger template tp disbbkan line internet tempat i ni tak bedesup sangat so i decide guna je simple template (pd hal taknak sakit hati nanti bila tgh nak edit2 tetiba internet slow gila T___T )

    Happy blogging,
    Anamizu 🙂

  2. I have an issue with blog design that I often get bored of seeing the same design and stuffs ? BUT I AM FREAKING AGREE TO HOW VITAL IT IS plus I love nice design as well.. But rn my rbwneon is just in blogger’s template. Huhu ?

    1. Me too! I think the amount of time I spent to use designing my blog is probably more than the time I spent to work for my posts lol.

      Aye, it’s okay. For me, as long as the blog is easy to read it counts as pretty in my book

  3. I love your current blog design too. Too kewl!

    Away in blogging and when u suddenly come back you see everybody have nice blog design and I like whattt…why so pretty but my laziness beat all of my jealousy. ??

  4. semua cantik2. lama dah rasa nak tukar template. tapi masih belum terjumpa yang menarik di hati. hahahhaha
    ada antara fav BV jugak template yg tersenarai, dah download lama, tapi tak pakai kat blog pun XD

  5. Great finds! I was so frustrated trying to find free, responsive, good looking templates that I ended up purchasing one on etsy. I’m very glad that I did, but I think this post will be especially helpful to new bloggers who want to create a better impression on their blogs 🙂

  6. I AM SO TOTALLY BEYOND AGREE about some good blogs having blog designs like from 10 years ago. It looks like it wasn’t maintained well even though they update regularly. Actually, they shouldn’t be any excuse to not have an aesthetically pleasing looking blog since these ARE free. So easy to install too. My new theme was actually trendy! Lol, I put on Essence one time and it is just so green. I change since I want to drop that slider thingy (from my old theme) because it felt less personal and to be frank, it doesn’t really help to improve the featured post traffic. Fun tips – actually since I used lots of gif in my post, it takes some toll on this slider so it loads so damn long.

    Btw, your Tumblr ROCKS. I love to just stare at it sometimes and it just blows me how each word fits the picture. YOU’RE SOOOOO GOOD.

  7. Siqah suka Essense dan Legenda! Both simple dan cantik <3
    Suka tau kalau masuk blog orang dan tengok template dia cantik dan kemas je. Semangat rasa nak baca. Hihi.

  8. the only template that I like, Alder Clean, Hilary, Trendy, and a lil bit Juliet (but need to change the flowery) XD I might change to this template next time.. so gonna bookmark this entry XD ahahahaha

        1. Hahaha. Those kind of templates usually used sebab nak emphasize gambar lagi selalunya. Perasan foreigner bloggers selalu letak gambar diorang yang pakai endorsed products.