20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

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Minimalism is the art of exposing the essence of something, eliminating non essential forms, features and concepts. In web design, minimalism is really appreciated, especially when it comes to menus and navigation. It is always inspiring to see how some designers apply the well known “less is more” concept to websites menus, and this is what we will show here today, minimal navigation menus. Enjoy.

Colorkite

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Cristian Ordonez

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Kirschner Brasil

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Stuntbox

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Derwent & Tamar Chambers

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Copy Boy

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Crafting Type

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

formrausch.com

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

FoundryCo

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Envy Labs

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

south & eleven

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Paid to Exist

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

mangrove

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Aa.

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Chad Miller

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

New Babylon

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Fear the Grizzly

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

BVD

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

oak

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

Identity Print

20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design
20 Examples of Minimal Style Navigation Menus in Web Design

About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

9 Comments

  1. Garry Conn
    August 13, 2012

    I got to say that I really like the south & eleven design the best. Something about it really sticks out. Granted, all 20 are excellent but the south & eleven design really stands out to me the most and has me thinking of some new design ideas based on it. Thanks for including these references.

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  2. DoubleMThemes
    August 13, 2012

    Great post Giselle!!!

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  3. Andre
    August 13, 2012

    A simple or minimal navigation is almost the best way not to confuse the users.

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  4. Bodhum
    August 13, 2012

    Very inspirational navigation designs. Perfect for any new website project

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  5. Design Turnpike
    August 13, 2012

    Once again you’ve focused like a laser on something my site needs improvement on! Great samples, thanks.

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  6. web design springfield mo
    August 16, 2012

    We’ve been moving away from complicated dropdown menus for some time now, focusing on keeping the most important pages in the main navigation menu and putting less important pages in the footer navigation. Nice examples. I particularly liked the Envy Labs example.

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  7. Rocket Mary
    August 19, 2012

    Great post! Loving these minimal nav menu designs. I think they look and function better than overly complicated dropdown menus.

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  8. Yoko
    August 22, 2012

    Interesting examples. But sometimes minimal navigation only means minimal content. If you don’t have a lot to say/show, it’s easy to do it in only a few pages (and this is the case of all the examples I checked). Do the same on a website with lots of resources and info and then I’ll be impressed.

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  9. Web Design Malaysia
    September 25, 2012

    Envy labs, looking good!

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