25 Beautiful Examples of “Coming Soon” Pages

Feb 19 2010 by Tyler Denis | 115 Comments

"Coming soon" pages are a great way to tide over your visitors until you finish your new website. They can be used as a teaser for your future website, or places to simply put your information where people can get to it while you are under digital construction. We are going to look at a collection of how websites are successfully using "coming soon" pages.

1. SquidChef

SquidChef

SquidChef has a cute under-the-sea theme and an illustrated squid character to go with their name "SquidChef". Having a character illustration like this almost ensures that the site is going to have a friendly feel. (Check out some more illustrated character designs). I also like the idea of putting all the information into the talk bubble.

2. Accentuate

Accentuate

I like the color scheme of this "coming soon site". It’s a simple theme that uses pink to highlight the important areas. The colors go well with the simple layout of the website and the image of the chairs makes the website more interesting than just having text.

3. Flowdock

Flowdock

Having an illustrated look to a website usually gives it more of a fun and laidback feel. It has a bright and welcoming color palette, and I like how the headings in the three sections in the footer are different colors. It makes the color flow throughout.

4. Rumble Labs

Rumble Labs

Usually when you say "hello" right off the bat, it gives off a friendly vibe, and despite the dark background, this page gives that endearing feeling. The bright highlight colors help emphasize that point, as well as the arrow and dotted lines.

5. Irava Stefan

Irava Stefan

I like the hovering logo – it creates a sort of 3D look, which gives the page a little more dimension. Also, what makes this site interesting is that when you hover over the logo and Twitter icon with your mouse, it displays more information. (Learn how to create 3D text via this tutorial).

6. chocolatepool

chocolatepool

The brightly colored quirky illustration gives a good sense of what the style of work could be, or at the very least, gives fun laidback feel. The sign that says, "summer" integrated into the illustration gives a hint as to when the website will launch.

7. Berengere Monin

Berengere Monin

This website has a very nice clean and simple look. I like the Asian-inspired style, with the tree/plant on the right and the black, white and red color scheme. It gives the "coming soon" page a nice sense of simplicity.

8. Birdboxx

Birdboxx

This is a successful illustrated "coming soon" web page. This site pours out a peaceful and calming character with the green colors and the white dove.

9. Creative Joomla! Design Book

Creative Joomla! Design Book

I like the sketchy-style of this soon-to-launch page. Not only is it a fun layout, but it is also useful, with the "be updated" web form mixed in to the design. This "coming soon" page gives you ways of keeping in touch, by including Twitter and email options into the composition.

10. Lilly’s Table

Lilly's Table

The color palette is what really draws me to this website. The colors have a slight retro feel (learn how to create a retro color scheme), but it still gives off a bright, clean, vibrant feel. In addition, I like how the last post from their blog is displayed on the left.

11. ChkChkBoom

ChkChkBoom

I like the paint splatter effect, which they use to draw attention to the important parts of the layout. They also use some bright colors to emphasize certain areas like the headline, and the green play button which is used for the RSS email feed.

12. Mogulista

Mogulista

This website gives off a glamorous countenance, and that is probably because the business is geared towards women, who typically find these sorts of theme appealing. What really struck me about this "coming soon" site was the navigation. They use a nice animation that keeps you on the same page but rolls in and out new text below the logo.

13. Dialed Tone

Dialed Tone

I like the usage of the 3D dial, as well as the shadows on the "coming soon" box and the sign up button, which give the site a lot more dimension.

14. Evert Slagter

Evert Slagter

The icons are a nice touch considering they work with mobile user experience. I also like the simplicity and the subtle light glow in the background that gives it a little more depth that just having a black background.

15. Chuck Barrett

Chuck Barrett

I think when I look at this, I immediately get an idea for what kind of style of fashion will be on the future website with the black and white photo. I also like the idea of having the icons in grayscale, which goes with the photo, and how, when you hover over them, they change to colored.

16. Jon Ward

Jon Ward

At first glance, this is your run-of-the-mill name, logo, and title "coming soon" page, but if you stay on it for a second or two, you’ll notice that where the job title is, is actually an animation that rotates the title, email and phone number. It’s a great way to present that little bit more information, and at the same time keep the page as simple, but engaging, as possible.

17. FILTERED.LANGUAGE

FILTERED.LANGUAGE

The logo has a techno look to it, which was why it drew me to the site in the first place. It turns out that it’s for a poetry publication. Regardless, the logo, which gives this "coming soon" page a nice dose of color, is spectacular.

18. Johnny Walker Plumbing

Johnny Walker Plumbing

I love how simple the look is, but you can still get the impression that he is a plumber at someone’s house fixing their flooded toilet or sink. It is simple but effective.

19. DesignSvn

DesignSvn

I always love good Photoshop lighting work, and this website has it working really well with the web 2.0ish Twitter and subscribe icons.

20. Upstate Design Collective

Upstate Design Collective

Other than the 3D effects, I really like how the bright fresh colors make the website stand out.

21. Handsome and Gorgeous Clothing

Handsome and Gorgeous Clothing

I think that it is important to showcase your merchandise, even if your website isn’t finished yet. I also like the use of the jagged edge, giving it a layered fabric feel, which is appropriate for what they are selling.

22. The Republic

The Republic

I like the white design with the subtle cityscape at the bottom; it gives it an interesting look. I also like how they use gray colors instead of the typical black on white, which gives it a less harsh look and  helps to make the logo mark stand out more.

23. Gimmr

Gimmr

Not only does this "coming soon" page have a color scheme that I really like, it also has a unique feature. You can upload a photo of yourself and add glasses to your portrait so you can look like the character/mascot to the left (which you can then use as your avatar).

24. myNiteLife

myNiteLife

This is another website that uses some nice lighting effects, and the purple colors give it a night feel that goes perfectly with their name (myNightlife).

25. FavMovie!

It seems like they are using their "coming soon" page as more of a teaser, not really saying what they’re all about. All I can gather is that it has something to do with about movies (probably). If you want to find out, you can sign up for email updates.

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About the Author

Tyler Denis is a part-time freelance designer from Ashland, New Hampshire. He is also the creator/writer of the design blog Denis Designs/blog, a website dedicated to bringing quality tutorials and inspiration. You can follow him on Twitter or at his personal site, Denis Designs.

115 Comments

satrya

February 19th, 2010

Wow! awesome collection.

Richard

February 19th, 2010

BirdBox is an illustration available from iStock… nice use of it though.

Michael

February 19th, 2010

How do you find such good examples of coming soon pages?

Michael Mallon

February 19th, 2010

Some really cool stuff there!! I have been working on a holding page for an up and coming side project of mine:

http://www.deadcelebjokes.com

pretty happy with it, may be a bit 2 much on it at the minute lol

Imon

February 19th, 2010

Nice post, these are very interesting examples. Gimmr is my favorite

Russell Poulter

February 19th, 2010

Good post! Some nice designs here. I think this is defiantly an area where less is more.

Patrik

February 19th, 2010

great collection! Accentuate is a masterpiece! Too bad we didn’t make it on the list with http://www.saismo.at :( … maybe you wanna check it out anyway ;)

Matt

February 19th, 2010

These may be beautiful, but not all of them are very functional. If a page doesn’t say something about “coming soon”, etc there is a good chance that the user may think its just a terrible site lacking content and never return. How about a post of “Beautiful and Usable Coming Soon Pages”?

Jacob Gube

February 19th, 2010

@Michael Mallon: Beautiful design Michael — Nice illustrative layout, and I like your color choices.

@Russell Poulter: I agree. When it comes to “Coming Soon” pages, you want to tell the user what the site is about and show them ways to get notified when the site launches, such as an “email subscribe” feature. A well-designed “Coming Soon” page, to me, quickly converts the viewer to an email subscriber, or Twitter follower, or Facebook fan, or any of the means you provide them that will let them stay tuned for the official site launch announcement.

@Patrik: Your “Coming Soon” page embodies exactly what @Russell Poulter stated.

@Matt: Solid point, and something to keep in mind when designing usable “Coming Soon” pages.

Jordan Walker

February 19th, 2010

A great collection. It would be an interesting study to see how long in duration those types of coming soon messages are posted.

Eva

February 19th, 2010

http://hipnhopeful.co.za has also got a beautiful coming soon page, which i like very much.

cheerio eva
@friendsofdesign

Matthew Heidenreich

February 19th, 2010

great examples. Makes you want to dip into photoshop and start making your own.

Steve

February 19th, 2010

I like this collection as it´s multifaceted. Thank´s for that!

Here´s another one in comic-style.
http://www.designaer.de Sure, there´s no email subscribe feature, but it´s different and in a funny way.

Chris Thurman

February 19th, 2010

I sometimes think it’s pointless to spend too much time designing these but if done right, it can really be an effective way to build hype for an upcoming site. Great roundup!

agencehorizon

February 19th, 2010

Nice roundup. I’m usually not a “coming soon” stuff big fan, but this may change my mind ;)

Omega

February 19th, 2010

Nice collection :)
I like this coming soon page too: http://www.studioneko.com (hoping they will not remove it “too” soon : D )

Peter Godek

February 19th, 2010

thx for featuring SquidChef :)

Kyle Bragger

February 19th, 2010

May I humbly recommend Forrst.com as well?

Codesquid

February 19th, 2010

Lovely designs! Designs like this really get your interest and make you remember them for later, when they have launched!

thai

February 19th, 2010

aaaah you always forget me :)
http://www.chokdidesign.com ?

Graham Green

February 19th, 2010

Here is the BEST! All flash, totally cute!

http://hopkinshut.com/

Laia

February 19th, 2010

Very inspiring designs! Thanks for sharing!

XueDaLong

February 19th, 2010

I like http://www.hyperlingo.com

Very clean and smart layout with the very striking call to action box.

Stefan

February 20th, 2010

this is funny, i just saw another post featuring my page :). thanks for the mention Denis. good work for the post.

Dalesh Kowlesar

February 20th, 2010

LOL! I love Gimmr!!!!

Kaushik

February 21st, 2010

These are not only good coming soon pages, but they are good site design as well. I bet many of these sites, when launched, will sport the same look. And a good logo is essential to any good design.

Jaspal

February 21st, 2010

brilliant designs .. i like it :)

rod rodriguez

February 21st, 2010

wow,very interesting collection, some really amazing ideas here…

Davide Scalzo

February 21st, 2010

Very inspiring ideas! thanks for sharing!

adam

February 21st, 2010

also just wanted to throw my “coming soon” page into the mix. think it does a pretty good job too!

http://www.voyurl.com

thanks,
-a.

Vicki

February 21st, 2010

These are great – you did a good job of sourcing these pages for the article.

I haven’t seen a coming soon page for a long time in my travels so it’s refreshing to see how much they’ve changed and improved over the last few years, they used to be ever so dull!

josh

February 22nd, 2010

A lot of these have been “coming soon” for years.

While they are good coming soon pages they have not actually come soon.

agy

February 22nd, 2010

thansk for sharing, very nice!

JC

February 22nd, 2010

Wow these are great. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sven

February 22nd, 2010

Great collection of coming-soon sites and thanks for sharing.

Mona

February 23rd, 2010

http://myfolio.com/2 is another neat coming soon page! All of the 25 coming soon pages listed here are neat also

xbyt

February 23rd, 2010

awesome work !
i love the design

Zigor

February 23rd, 2010

wow, there are some inspirational ones above… I would like to shar with all you the one we have just released…

http://www.ask-e.net

Any feedbacks?

Freds

February 23rd, 2010

Just visited one…
I thought it was good as well..

http://www.bublooo.com

Sublimeo

February 23rd, 2010

Happy and honored to see Berengere Monin [N°7] here !
Thanks

Marcio Trindade

February 24th, 2010

Hi guys there’s a new website with a simple coming soon page that is great.

http://gettherank.com

Tnk’s

Darois

March 2nd, 2010

I like the minimalist approach of this one: http://www.usersketch.com

jarusarun

March 4th, 2010

Great and Beautiful coming soon page
I ‘ve never know whether the temporary or coming soon will be neat design like this examples

Freshter

March 18th, 2010

Great list of coming soon pages. Thanks!

What do you think of our coming soon page?
http://www.freshter.com

hellonemo

April 5th, 2010

Check this one out, simple fancy minimalist http://abcdrs.com :D

Rodion Sidney

April 26th, 2010

Mine is not listed, but hopefully you will enjoy it: http://www.slickpic.com :-)

jin

April 27th, 2010

All of them looking stunning, I see how coming soon pages are important. How’s this?

http://magajin.com

Josh

May 12th, 2010

A few more good ones to add to the mix SitePlanb.com and ChirpTracker.com.

Victor Alexander

May 19th, 2010

Amazing pages! I currently have one for my iPhone company, check it out, and let me know what you think http://TheMidnightCompany.com

Grant

May 20th, 2010

And another one – http://www.thepinkpenguin.net – Introducing The Pink Penguin.

gianluca

June 15th, 2010

Cool list. Thanks!

Looking for feedback on my coming soon page http://kreativalab.com :)

Denver

June 30th, 2010

This is really a very impressive collection, like the one I always search for…At first I never knew why “coming soon” pages needed to be designed, but after seeing these templates, I think I should give it a try…

Aphrodite

July 10th, 2010

Am finding some good useful posts and articles on your website, we are looking to link some blogs from our website for customer interaction, so a ‘coming soon’ teaser page will be useful while we develop things. Thanks.

Dmarouane

July 22nd, 2010

Great article and creative coming soon pages !
Here is mine : http://www.marouanedekkaki.com [Coming Soon]

payal

August 21st, 2010

Nice and creative coming soon page

aphrodite

September 10th, 2010

cool post, amazing images!

Josh

September 11th, 2010

Great article, im hoping to start a blog soon so a teaser page would come in handy, thanks for these examples.

M.R.Radmehr

September 12th, 2010

Great showcase, Thanks a lot!

Impero

September 14th, 2010

Nice selection there! I know this is shameless self plug… but we’re quietly quite chuffed at our own coming soon site:
http://www.imperodesign.com [COMING SOON] – Any thoughts most welcome.

Chris

October 2nd, 2010

It does show professionalism when you have a well designed page rather than a single line of text. Good selection

Eduardo

October 28th, 2010

Thank you for the post Tyler.

what about this one:

http://www.peeppol.net

Scott

November 5th, 2010

Thought this looked great. http://ivyandaster.com/

Ikhsan Funstoo

November 7th, 2010

Excellent Post! There is no doubt those are very inspiring examples! love it. just bookmarked this page. Thanks a lot for sharing!

Adrian

November 11th, 2010

I think you need to strike the right balance between informing the visitor but also leaving them wanting more. A well executed coming soon page will always pique my interest because it shows that creators care about you!

here’s one i’ve stumbled upon that struck a chord: http://www.thirdwavecoffeeapp.com/

esperant

November 30th, 2010

Lovely posts I also found this one:

http://www.acrito.com

Chen Zihui

December 3rd, 2010

Lovely showcase of coming soon pages.

Tried designing my own coming soon page and this is what i came up with, http://zihui.posterous.com/35224964

Lots of room for improvement surely, just not sure where to start.

Galen

December 16th, 2010

For those interested in creating a simple holding page, we are currently working on a project called PregoApp (www.pregoapp.com) which enables you to create a coming soon page in just a couple minutes.

At present, they’re very simple but we are working on releasing a number of themes and giving the ability for people to customise them themselves.

Hope this is helpful and of interest to your readers.

Dave

January 5th, 2011

how about this holding page, just come across it..

http://mustgetacard.com/index.aspx

Dany

January 25th, 2011

Check http://taskmit.com they have a really compelling user experience going on.

sam

February 17th, 2011

Loved the collection. Inspired my to do something on my next project. Here it is.

http://www.creativeplatforms.org.uk

Ralph

February 22nd, 2011

Definitely need to add http://jakepeavy44.com to the list.

Kevin

March 22nd, 2011

Very elegant collect, has given me some great ideas for our maintenance pages. Thanks for sharing.

Jim

March 24th, 2011

http://2ideas.ca/ this will have to make your next list

Overtly Creative

March 31st, 2011

Great showcase – some really nice examples.

Simon

April 5th, 2011

Great examples and ideas. Thanks for compiling!

Diesel Laws

April 8th, 2011

Enjoy ours! http://barkles.com

A mix between a static page and information page.

Gail

May 9th, 2011

Thanks for the fabulous examples. Gave me some direction for creating my own – much required for a tech simpleton – very helpful in understanding purpose and appeal. Check out mine at:
http://www.juicytours.com.au/

blinky

May 22nd, 2011

Check mine at http://guickapp.com some feedback will be wellcome.

Nathan - Capturely

May 26th, 2011

Rumble Labs clearly knows what’s going on. Their completed page looks just as great as their coming soon page, too.

Anyone who needs a simple coming soon page might want to look into Capturely. You won’t have to set up any servers, ftp accounts or WordPress. It’s quite simple.

http://www.capturely.com

(Disclosure: I build Capturely)

hamaster30

July 1st, 2011

inspiring projects thanks for that this will helpme to do the same

Dean

July 4th, 2011

Yes! These are awesome.

Adrien

July 4th, 2011

We just released our own coming soon page according to your inspiring list :)

http://keemix.com/museum/coming-soon.html

Magix

July 9th, 2011

http://hemanth.me has a niiice coming soon page too…
the background is beatiful. sure inspired me

Rajesh Sellaiyan

July 27th, 2011

http://www.thewebculture.com/
this is our own creative coming soon page

Sarah

August 10th, 2011

Love the background graphic over here: http://plrbr.com

Allan

August 23rd, 2011

Just launched is a new under construction template with animation and full screen background. Take a look in the forest for a preview…
http://themeforest.net/item/launch-pad-full-screen-image-under-construction/473421?ref=ThemeCatcher

:)

Josh Ledgard

August 31st, 2011

I love these examples.

If someone wants a quick solution they could also try out http://www.kickofflabs.com. We make it really easy for someone to have a viral launch landing page up in 60 seconds.

We also allow for custom colors and 100% customizable CSS if someone does want a more unique design than our OOTB themes offer.

Check it out!

Thanks,

Josh Ledgard
Founder KickoffLabs

Mou

September 1st, 2011

hey! check this one too http://www.wedesign4web.com/

its very cool … uses HTML 5 and font replacement

Lush

September 7th, 2011

hey!
amazing examples :)

you should check this one too: http://sweetsweet.mx/
greetings!

Ekipazo

September 19th, 2011

I love the 25th one, “soon in your browser” !!! Love that !

Perri

September 22nd, 2011

Really digging this arcade inspired design http://www.designkombat.com

Mark

October 6th, 2011

Some really nice examples here. My favourite is Accentuate.

James

October 7th, 2011

Some nice work, my companies just set up one,

http://www.techpix.com

check it out

Tom

October 19th, 2011

Amazing coming soon pages indeed!

Just found another one worth to be on that top 25. It has a great idea and has very solid colors. Check it out!

http://purearomatea.com/

Osvaldas Valutis

October 19th, 2011

Very neat vintage-style “coming soon” page — http://themeinn.com

Eric

October 24th, 2011

Very Nice collection of coming soon pages here. My favorite is #20 but all of them are really great!!

Jimmy

October 27th, 2011

“Michael

February 19th, 2010

How do you find such good examples of coming soon pages?”

By partly ripping off Smashing Magazine: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/11/10/designing-coming-soon-pages/

Drew

October 27th, 2011

Thanks for the post! Will you be updating this topic with some newer “Coming Soon” pages? Here is another great “Vintage” one I found: http://revelationconcept.com

Laura Peragallo

November 4th, 2011

A great collection of effective and well-designed “coming soon” pages. Great to see examples that move way beyond the typical “under construction” pages that litter the Internet. These examples show that you can already establish your brand even before you’re ready to launch your website.

Joe

November 8th, 2011

Check this one:
http://zados.net

Rob Jordan

November 11th, 2011

A good example of ‘under construction’

http://www.mondomarketing.co.uk

Hunny Bunny

November 19th, 2011

Found this one….nice and simple http://www.papillonskincare.ie

Tore Rasmussen

November 29th, 2011

May I humbly recommend GamePumpkin.com as well?

Col

December 10th, 2011

Great collection! … And I love how you share why you chose each.

Here’s a coming soon page I designed for one of my clients:
http://innateknowing.com/

dave

September 3rd, 2012

Nice list, I stumbled across this one: http://www.posterjob.co.uk and thought it was great

Damien

June 6th, 2013

Hi,
Thank you for sharing this list !
May I suggest this cool Coming Soon page : http://www.holypop-soda.com ?

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