20 Inspiring Minimalist Web Designs

By / Jan 9, 2012 / Inspiration
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Minimal websites can be a pretty polemic issue, especially when we stop to think how minimal should a minimal site be? Some people think that a good minimal website is that which has few design elements as possible. While others believe that the number of elements is not the key, but rather the way they are putted together. There is also some that don’t consider colorful sites as examples of minimalism because they believe that colors distract the viewer and take away the minimalist effect – the old cliche, less is more. Whatever side you are on, today you can check some examples of what we believe are inspiring minimalist websites. Sites with a clean and nice layout, where content takes over and makes clear for users what the site is all about.

10 Years in Type

Clean and Minimal

Lisi Design

Clean and Minimal

styiens

Clean and Minimal

Soup.

Clean and Minimal

appex

Clean and Minimal

JC Photography

Clean and Minimal

Beckin

Clean and Minimal

Hanzell

Clean and Minimal

Nicola Potts

Clean and Minimal

Landor

Clean and Minimal

Dave Gamache

Clean and Minimal

Cantiere Delle Marche

Clean and Minimal

Adam Elmakias

Clean and Minimal

Trent Walton

Clean and Minimal

Percival

Clean and Minimal

Last Bottle

Clean and Minimal

Alexander Munk

Clean and Minimal

Field Notes Ian Coyle

Clean and Minimal

dwd.co

Clean and Minimal

Gifted Co

Clean and Minimal

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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

39 Comments

  1. Web Design Wolverhampton
    January 9, 2012

    Nice collection. It can be difficult to make a minimalist website without it looking “bare”. I think all of the sites shown here manage it well.

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  2. Paul
    January 9, 2012

    Some great designs here. Love the minimalist web designs

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  3. Julia Agnes
    January 9, 2012

    Minimalist sites load faster, take fewer server resources, and are often faster to develop than more graphically complicated designs
    The key to a beautiful minimalist site is a solid and structured layout, as well as focus on stylish and well designed typography.

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  4. AdrianMaftei
    January 9, 2012

    I like the minimalism stuff.

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  5. aledesign.it
    January 9, 2012

    “10 years in tape” and “Appex” are my preferite…I like so much this light design..clean and perfect. Thanks for inspiring my next works!

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    • Fremmers
      January 10, 2012

      Thanks aledesign.it for appreciating our work!

      Reply
  6. Michael
    January 9, 2012

    Gisele, you always seem to put together some of the best inspirational posts for design. I’m not sure how much time and searching you put into some of these, but I always enjoy glancing through.

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  7. Jakub
    January 9, 2012

    Great stuff. I wish to have client that can understand that sometimes “less is more”. :)

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  8. Sean Hurley
    January 9, 2012

    Wow, I have not seen these before. Great collection!

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  9. DesignBuddy (logo design)
    January 9, 2012

    Nice collection Gisele. I’m personally too impatient to try to navigate an overly busy or cluttered website. It’s nice to see more people moving towards a more simple/minimalist style.

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  10. web designs
    January 10, 2012

    nice work i like it……..

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  11. Central Illinois Web Designer
    January 10, 2012

    I have always felt that less is more when it comes to web design. Colors and fonts that are not going to send a user racing for the back button and ease of use are the most important factors to a quality site.

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  12. Web Design Gallery
    January 10, 2012

    Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring collection of minimalist web designs.

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  13. Lachlan Digital Designer
    January 11, 2012

    All are very nice, especially soup agency. It is great when you have a client that will let you remove things in a design until you are left with only what is needed.

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  14. cardiff web design
    January 11, 2012

    I read mush Web design Books I search new unique and Best Solutions.Thanks very help full.

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  15. Sebastian
    January 11, 2012

    I’m sorry but this is really getting boring here. Those websites are great but I find them on any other web design related blog. I like your summary and your collections but I would love to see something new and unseen.

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  16. Paris Leaf
    January 11, 2012

    There’s nothing better than a great minimalist design that leaves a lasting impact! Here at Parisleaf, we’re an environmentally conscious group of individuals dedicated to creating stunning web and graphic design media that exceeds client expectations. We plant ten trees for every order. Our goal for 2012? Plant 25,000 trees! Check us out at http://www.parisleaf.com/ and let us know what you think. We love the content you post and we’ll keep checking back for updates!

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  17. http://www.webrextech.com/
    January 12, 2012

    very good collection..behind these designs there is lot of hard work…..

    keep up the good work guys…

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  18. Joy
    January 12, 2012

    Thanks for great web designs… All designs are very professional…

    Thanks,

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  19. Grim Cris
    January 12, 2012

    I love minimalist designs. Leonardo da Vinci said that “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, and I think this can be also used in web design.

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  20. Website Design Malaysia
    January 13, 2012

    great compilation! looking real good these designs :D

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  21. Pedro Duarte
    January 13, 2012

    Nice list. I personally am a big fan of minimalistic and powerful designs. I built my new personal site yesterday. Minimalistic and responsive, http://pedroduarte.me
    Thanks

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  22. Andrea
    January 13, 2012

    Thanks a million! very proud of it! a lot of interesting and inspiring works :)))

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  23. Stoffb
    January 13, 2012

    @Cris I so agree with you! Sometimes wish other people could understand that…

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  24. Morgan & Me Creative
    January 15, 2012

    Really enjoyed this set, thanks Gisele!

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  25. Judi
    January 17, 2012

    I loved the use of typography in Nicola Potts – inspiring! Thanks for this list.

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  26. Martin
    January 18, 2012

    Hi guys are you forgeting http://www.martinandme.com/ ?
    Pretty cool place :P

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  27. Carl Morrison
    January 18, 2012

    Pretty nice collection! Well i wanna share a bit. A few years ago i saw this Chilean Website http://www.tdpworkspace.org/ clean and nice design and works,
    very inspiring portafolio too.

    Cheers.

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  28. DM
    January 18, 2012

    Absolutely love minimalism!

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  29. RLG
    January 22, 2012

    A black and white long page … minimalism
    http://2012.mba-multimedia.com/
    very cool place
    thks

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  30. Angie Gratton
    January 30, 2012

    Thanks for inspiring ideas for my web site and my clients. Love Webdesignledger!!

    Reply
  31. Maria
    February 6, 2012

    I would never classify “Landor” as a minimalist design. I mean, come on! It is cluttered and boxy.

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  32. Webdesign inspiration
    May 28, 2012

    Wow great selection! I will add some of them to my website ;)

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  33. Andrew
    June 2, 2012

    Great collection of sites. Although, I agree with Maria that I wouldn’t consider Landor a minimalist site design.

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  34. Top Creative Mag
    July 12, 2012

    Nice post Giselle. I think minimalist design work’s better in this days. Users are tired of full pages with no elegance.
    Good Work!!

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  35. cako
    July 18, 2012

    Great examples of minimalistic webdesign !

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  36. Pavan Somu
    August 16, 2012

    I love minimalism in website designs this is the reason all my personal websites have minimal design

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  37. WHC
    October 31, 2012

    Nice collection, I like the Becklin design it looks clean and elegant.

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  38. Howard Steele
    June 25, 2013

    I enjoy your great, inspirational posts!
    Thanks for this minimalistic collection :)

    Reply

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