Stylish Web Design with Desilio

If you want to be taken seriously as a blogger, you’ll want to have a few things in place. You’ll want to have your own domain name. You’ll want to have a custom header image or logo. And you’ll want to have a unique blog theme.

While you could certainly consider some of the free WordPress templates that are available for download on the Internet, it is a much better idea to invest in a completely unique and custom blog theme.

Desilio has just jumped onto the scene and it’s offering a pretty good deal on a full blog design and coding. No one will have a site quite like yours.

What’s the Dealio with Desilio?

Some other services may specialize in one platform or another, but Desilio is available for professional web design and development in any of the most popular content management systems. Whether you are using WordPess or Drupal, Joomla or Movable Type, Desilio’s got you covered.


While the website appears to be reasonably new, the guys at Desilio bring over 10 years of web design, development, and marketing experience to the table. The core service is website design and they promise to work closely to accommodate your specific needs.

Based on the very “web 2.0” approach of the Desilio (they never really explain the origin of that name) website, you can likely expect a similar sentimentality with Desilio’s website designs. Beyond design, they’ll also do website development and search engine optimization work.

Stylish Web Design Portfolio

The only way that you can really gauge the ability of a website designer is to see what he has done in the past. The majority of the sites in the portfolio, not surprisingly, have a slight web 2.0 slant to them. They generally feature some crisp graphics and stylish lines.


Fans of WarCraft may like the nice inclusion of the orc in this design for Shady Goods. The site design has a darker, brooding atmosphere, which appears to be in line with the site’s overall personality.


The design for Doctor Restoration is similarly clean and simple, but you get the cool effect with the attaché case “floating” over the toolbar. You don’t want a site that is too cluttered, but you want it to have a dash of style. Overall, I’d say that Desilio achieves this with these designs.

It should be mentioned that while we are focusing on unique blog designs, Desilio will also gladly work to design unique forums and static websites as well. Everything comes with valid xHTML/CSS coding.

Free Downloads Forthcoming

This isn’t mentioned on the Desilio website yet, but I was told that they are working on adding some features to the site in the “near future.” In addition to custom website designs and the other aforementioned services, they plan on adding a limited selection of free and premium themes, as well as free downloadable icons and other items.

I think this is a good idea on their part, because the free items will drive more traffic toward the site. With these new visitors, Desilio has the opportunity to “upsell” them into the paid services.

Special Blog Design Promotion (+10% Off Too)

So, how much does all of this cost? Well, Desilio has a special promotion going on right now.


For $525, you get a one-hour private consultation, a complete first draft for your unique blog design, two revision phases, and a free simple raster logo. They’ll do the coding for any major CMS.

That might sound like a reasonable deal, but we can do better, right? A special deal has been set up for John Chow dot Com readers. Enter the promotional code “JOHNCHOW” on the contact form and you’ll get 10% off any purchase.


32 thoughts on “Stylish Web Design with Desilio”

  1. PV Reymond says:

    Hi John,

    Great point.

    Having your unique theme is something important because you look more professional and you stand out from the crowd.

    It seems that people at Desilio are doing a great work, I’ll check it out.

    ^PV Reymond

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  2. they seems to have a nice product and its really good to have a unique design if looking to move ahead from the pack. Something to consider…thanks John!

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  3. Yes a site design specifically for your blog can make you stand out amongst the crowd. I have just redesigned my site and am quite happy with it. I will obviously tweek it here and there when time permits.

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  4. Nishadha says:

    They sure has some nice designs and the prize tag is also pretty reasonable , but satisfied with my design right now , took a while to modify and get it to my liking 🙂

  5. Thanks for the writeup Michael 🙂 Thorough as always!

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    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Thanks for noticing that I was me doing the review. 🙂 Good luck with your venture here. The designs look great!

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  6. Peter says:

    Hi John,

    I’m new to blogging and $525 is a little steep for me. I have very little coding knowledge and have small budget (less than $100) for a logo and design change.

    Do I look for a cheap firm or should I save up?


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    1. You’re going to need to save up. A real good design is going to cost more than that.

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  7. Well right now I’m only using wordpress. Maybe later on I could use a well-designed and uniquely themed website for my blogs. But, the Desilio designs look amazing!!!

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  8. Luke says:

    Looks like a great design company. I’ll check them out!

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  9. Melody says:

    Those are some really clean designs–can’t wait til I make my site more customized..


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  10. Benjamin Cip says:

    Nice designs! It makes me want to change my blog design with a premium customized wordpress theme.

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  11. Really well designed but a bit out of reach for most I would guess.

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  12. sitianah says:

    Yes it is surely nice

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  13. Preeeety! But kinda expensive to me…

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  14. Bati says:

    I think this is a review 😉

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  15. Great company with super cool designs. I am sure i will be able to use their services in coming days as i am planning to develop one huge blog of my own.

    Once again thanks for sharing John – You always take expensive reviews

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  16. jeandseen says:

    hi john , i wonder , how much you spend money to build this web

  17. Gary Arndt says:

    I launched my custom theme about 6 weeks ago and since then have seen an increase in new subscribers of 1,000. Almost 100%.

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  18. Michael,

    These designs looks pretty professional, It seems they worth the prize.

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  19. Michael,

    These designs looks pretty professional, It seems they worth the price.

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  20. lksmth says:

    Looks very cool…great designing.

  21. game-girl says:

    No doubt these designs are praiseworthy,hope their offers will be taken by people and sites will become more interesting and cute.

  22. Their current portfolio is a little empty, hope to see some more work within the coming months to really decide who to choose for a custom layout.
    Side note the price is fantastic for a custom theme!


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  23. game-girl says:

    Everything is relative in this life .So are prices!

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  24. Is this a paid review, or do you really recommend them? So far I have been working on site content and my site’s appearance sucks. I need to clean it up and make it look better next.

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  25. Michael Zhao says:

    Very, very nice! I can’t wait to get a make-over for my site too! Need to focus on my content for now, but in a few months…

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  26. LayupDrill says:

    I have shopped around for a custom wordpress CMS design, and the pricing is in line with what I have been told. If you have the funds to invest in the site, it may be worth it down the line.

  27. Now a days almost every where is the competition and this kind of competition is effecting you as well.

    Now people are ready to do the blog design at the normal rate of $200 – $300

    But I am sure if you will hire a professional than you will not have to regret any more.

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  28. Caden Grant says:

    Dang $525 that’s a lot. Their designs look good though. Good thing I can design my own and don’t have to spend a few hundred to get one made.

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  29. gurtey says:

    great portfolio …now i think i will need one design soon.. but 525$ is a bit expensive…i wiill be able to shell out in a month.

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