30 Examples of Clean and Minimal Website Navigation

By / Mar 12, 2010 / Inspiration
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Navigation is one of the most important aspects of a web design, but this doesn’t mean it needs to be overly complicated or over designed. In fact, when it comes to navigating a website, simplicity is a good thing.

Some navigations make use of design elements like 3D bars, buttons, and tabs to appear clickable, which works great for certain web designs. However, clickability can be achieved with a focus on typography, placement, and maybe some subtle line work. For this article, we’ve rounded up 30 clean and minimal website navigations that will inspire you and prove that navigations don’t always have to look like 3D buttons to be effective.

Kilian Muster

website navigation

bressane

website navigation

Haik Avanian

website navigation

Design Instruct

website navigation

Color Cubic

website navigation

Big Cartel

website navigation

Kyle Fiedler

website navigation

Miguel Buckenmeyer & Co.

website navigation

Creative Spark

website navigation

Infintium

website navigation

Jeroen Homan

website navigation

Frank Chimero

website navigation

Mercy

website navigation

Information Highwayman

website navigation

We Are VI

website navigation

Kari Jobe

website navigation

One Login

website navigation

Momentify

website navigation

OVO

website navigation

Brian Hoff

website navigation

Shout

website navigation

North Kingdom

website navigation

MCA Denver

website navigation

Jacob Lee

website navigation

Giant Ant Media

website navigation

AdFlavor

website navigation

Waterworks

website navigation

Sugar Rush Creative

website navigation

Websiteburo

website navigation

Corking Design

website navigation

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

56 Comments

  1. Christopher Becker
    June 28, 2012

    an AWESOME collection, thanks for sharing….

    Reply
  2. Howard Steele
    June 21, 2013

    Simplicity rules! Most popular web resources have very simple, minimalistic designs. Great post! Enjoyed it :)

    Reply

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