25 Fresh Examples of Minimalist Web Designs

By / May 9, 2011 / Inspiration
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I believe that we can agree that minimal and clean websites are the new black. Every day people seem to be embracing more and more the idea of less is more. So we decided to gather a new list of minimal and clean websites to show you how designers are showcasing minimalism on websites. And here you will also see some use of color, showing that minimal does not mean colorless.

Craft – WordPress Portfolio Theme

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Plastical

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Girlfriend

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Bestwork

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Stephon Vernon Clarke

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Snagly

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Saville’s

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EEHarbor

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Adore You

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Barnt & Arnst

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Jon Montenegro

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Holger Huber

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Lundgren+Lindqvist

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Louise O’Reilly

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Ahrens

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Atlason

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Marlon Medau

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iPhone-icon

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Jeremy Gleave

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Core

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Logartis 2011

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Corpus

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P.A.P.

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Unfold

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Tinkering Monkey

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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

24 Comments

  1. Tristar Web Design
    May 9, 2011

    I really like the Logartis website, it’s so calm looking and the animation around the tree works wonderfully. I would love to be able to create something as complex as that. I love that the birds are comments. It would be great if you showcased more websites like this. Simplicity wise, I also like Tinkering Monkey.

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    • jonny
      May 9, 2011

      true but flash

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  2. Zia
    May 9, 2011

    nice designs

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  3. Hannah
    May 9, 2011

    I love minimalistic design, thanks for sharing these great examples. The Jon Montenegro site is very unusual – it’s definitely memorable!

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  4. Butch V.
    May 9, 2011

    Stephen Vernon Clarke and Plastical are my favourites. They are simple and their work shown inside are the highlight among the rest of their site.

    John Montenegro good too but the loading time for the navigation is kind of long and makes me want to look at something else. I don’t have the patience to wait for something to load like that.

    Nice article though! The rest of the sites are nice and clean. Thanks! :)

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  5. sanji
    May 9, 2011

    Cool round up! minimalist is gaining more these days.

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  6. Tabris Chen
    May 9, 2011

    So many that I like! Thanks for the great list :)

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  7. Jeremy
    May 9, 2011

    I have a little preference for the Ahrens website.

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  8. Brian Wilkins
    May 9, 2011

    Very nice selection.

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  9. gBaniya
    May 9, 2011

    great collection.. tkz for sharing…. :)

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  10. ricardo avalos
    May 9, 2011

    Greats compilation!!!!

    Very good work, congratulations!! ;)

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  11. Jesdoit
    May 9, 2011

    ^^ i loved the logartis interactive website. very inspiring! lol i made 2 wishes on that site. hehe

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  12. Vivek Dhande
    May 10, 2011

    I am a long time fan of minimalistic design, yet never see such a ultimate showcase. Thanks for sharing these!

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  13. Fredrik Delin
    May 10, 2011

    Some people think of minimal design as a shortcut. A kind of style where creativity is hampered. Were the designers lazy or did they simply not have enough time to complete it? But it’s easy to see the difference. When you have come full circle both with the concept and the design and gone through iteration after iteration removing everything that is not functional; then is when you reach a true minimal design. And it’s beautiful.

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  14. Connie Myres
    May 10, 2011

    Great examples! How do you find them?

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    • Daniel Suarez
      May 20, 2011

      webcreme, cssmania, css awards, moluv, creattica, the best design, css remix, css leak, awwards, css beauty, and many many more galleries

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  15. Core
    May 10, 2011

    thanks gisele ;-)

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  16. Nanang Gunawan
    May 11, 2011

    Good design, Simple and elegant…..

    thanks for share…..

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  17. Buzz
    May 14, 2011

    Great collection of minimalist websites… my favourite is Logartis but there are plenty of others that look fantastic, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Brindes
    May 15, 2011

    Thanks, there are some great minimalist layours here.

    Lately i have been looking specially for this type of design for websites since faster sites have gain a nice boost in their rankings in Google.

    I could say that minimalist layouts are trending now

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  19. dessign
    May 17, 2011

    Beautiful examples, Ahrens is probably my favorite one, very professional and sharp looking site, minimal, clean and simple is the way to go.

    Marios

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  20. Jonathan Weisberg
    May 17, 2011

    great examples! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Daniel Suarez
    May 20, 2011

    Many of this are really interesting, but what exactly falls under minimalistic? I always though minimalist as something that relies purely on basic shapes, color, type and white space, though I see many sites here that use shadows, gradients, etc.

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  22. Shawn Ang
    July 17, 2012

    Thanks for sharing! All these examples would be great for my new website!

    Reply

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