21 Clean Web Design Layouts

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What makes a clean web design layout? What are the elements that tells us if a layout is clean or not? Probably each person has their own view on this subject, and today we gathered a few examples of web designs that we believe are clean. In our opinion clean doesn’t mean the absence of colors, images or animation (for instance). We believe that a clean layout is the one that has the right amount of elements to show its point without overloading the user with information. Clean is the layout where things are disposed in a way that makes everything clear and easy to browse. Today you will find here examples of websites that use color, image, typography, and much more while delivering a clean design. Check it out and let us know what do you think is the main element of a clean layout.

Ideaware

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Mercer Tavern

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Emporium Pies

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Minerva Streetwear

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Field Trip

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Handiemail

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Noble Design

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Caava Design

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Steve Vorass

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Gubb & Mackie

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Mustasj

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Exit Zero Project

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Type Code

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Otter Surfboards

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Issey Miyake

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Verdi

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Unbornink

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Banner Ads

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Lapka

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

GRK Fresh Greek

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

Fine Thought

21 Clean Web Design Layouts

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

18 Comments

  1. Design
    October 22, 2012

    Nice post, I like more “UI Wireframe Sketches” when designers do work on paper and after created on computer.

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  2. Ernst Jansen
    October 22, 2012

    Thank you for sharing these inspirational clean websites. I totally agree that a clean website uses just the necessary design elements to get its point across and naturally attracts the website visitors eye to the most important area(s) on screen. The examples you provide perfectly show that there’s more ways to achieve this.

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  3. Web Design Malaysia
    October 22, 2012

    Lapka definitely has the edge in this list.

    Minimalist at it’s best!

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    • Ray
      October 26, 2012

      Lapka is the worst. It is nothing more than a splash screen, something had has been out of date for more than 10 years. It is just another click the end user has to do to get at any information.

      Lapka is more about the designer saying “I am cool” than it is about good web design.

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      • Ann
        October 29, 2012

        I agree, Ray.

        If a site doesn’t let me know something about the content when I land there, I’m gone. Most of the others do this, or are enticing enough for me to want to investigate further.

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      • Immanuel
        October 31, 2012

        Did you guys actually visit the site?
        Its not a splash page. First it is intriguing, then a simple mouse movement will get you enough information to want to continue.

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  4. Design Turnpike
    October 22, 2012

    Field trip is definitely something different and grabs my eye.

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  5. Linaka
    October 22, 2012

    I love Noble Design. Thats a really beautiful design. Mercer Tavern is also quite nice. Thanks for the post.

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  6. aledesign.it – Creative Graphic
    October 22, 2012

    Like Linaka, I love so much the style bu Noble Design. Very nice! Good list…more inspirations really interesting..Thanks!

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  7. John Ford
    October 22, 2012

    I like both Verdi and Mustasj – as they take ‘clean’ or minimal design to the next level by having the ability to express an idea through the visuals.

    I think the most successful clean style designs not only show you only the necessary elements with proper spacing etc, but they also 1. lift the brand and 2. express an idea clearly. This is the type of stuff that separates typical clean wordpress themes from a clean website with great communication of ideas and brand.

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    • Mary
      October 25, 2012

      John, well said. Your words are inspiring. Thank you.

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  8. Buzziter
    October 22, 2012

    Stunning! Thank you for all the great resources on this site. ♥ love it all!!!

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  9. Blue creations
    October 22, 2012

    Nice article with some great clean website designs.

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  10. Kasun Sameera
    October 23, 2012

    Nice layouts Design. Thanks.

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  11. Web design Wolverhampton and Birmingham
    October 23, 2012

    GRK Fresh Greek is making us feel hungry! Great collection, thanks.

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  12. Web Design Inspiration Today
    October 24, 2012

    Great list. But Ideaware is not really a clean one, IMO. I will add them some of them into WDIT collection,

    http://webdesigninspirationtoday.com/design/style/clean

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  13. Mary
    October 25, 2012

    Wow… I have so much to learn. Thank you for this inspiring article with the beautiful examples of clean website design. I particularly like Caava Design. The cutout showing the background through it is inspired! Not to mention the other details like the moving arrows and graphics upon scrolling. Gisele, you obviously have a great eye for design.

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  14. MailLift
    September 16, 2013

    I really love both Caava Design and Mustasj!

    @gismullr – is Web Design Ledger doing another post for 2013 clean designs?

    Reply

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