21 Inspiring Minimalist Web Designs

By / Dec 11, 2012 / Inspiration

I’m reading the book The Laws of Simplicity and it is really nice to browse around looking for minimal and clean designs after understanding more about the laws John Maeda talks about. My favorite law is probably “reduce” – the simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction. If we get the concept of “how simple can something be?” and apply to web design, the result will certainly be some nice and minimal layouts, like the ones we will show today. We gathered several different approaches of minimal websites to show you that reducing elements in a page delivers a beautiful layout. And remember that a minimal layout doesn’t need to be white or single colored, you may add colors, images and other details and still have a minimal website. Check it out.

Simply Adam Mann

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Tapmates

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Young Jerks

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Cycle Love

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

IXI Store

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Pear Tree Press

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Ousback

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Belief

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Dodge & Burn

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

It’s a Shape Christmas

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Boundary Breaks

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Ditto

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Giant Ant

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Kait Bos

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Friends of the Web

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Roy Barber

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Built by Buffalo

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

JAM with Chrome

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Nudge

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Circle 21 Candles

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

Bake

21 Inspiring Minimalist Websites

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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

  • http://www.cyclelove.net James

    Hi Gisele,

    Thank you for including CycleLove amongst your selection :)

    I agree, reduction is very important in web design. The world is a complicated place and I would hate to make it more so…

    James

  • http://www.sweetmag.my Web Design Malaysia

    always loved the way designer present their portfolios like how Dan Cassaro does it on Young Jerks. Well done!

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  • http://www.designious.com/ Andra

    Minimalism is holding on strong as far as web design goes and it’s pretty much my favorite of the existing trends. So I don’t know if it’s because I’m currently looking for a new pair of glasses, but out of your collection, I really liked the design of the Ditto website :)

  • http://www.designturnpike.com Design Turnpike

    Oh wow. My website has so far to go…

  • http://elevn.co Elevn Co.

    The screen-shot looks a little funny, but thanks for including the Belief website.

  • http://jeffreygochman.com Jeffrey

    I feel like I am always recreating my portfolio to try and keep it as clean and minimalist as possible. Every few months I take a look back and feel I can make it even more simple yet elegant for users to browse

  • http://www.aledesign.it aledesign.it – Creative Graphic

    Very nice this collection…Inspire so much. Thanks!

  • mike jonsone

    Very good collection.
    you can insert web agency http://www.fe-el.com
    one of best italian web agency

  • http://www.plumwebdesign.co.uk Greg

    Nice collection, I like Pear Tree Press most as it seems to be trying to break the mold of what a website should be like more than the others. All very nice though!

  • http://www.webbedfeetuk.com Aaron Whiffin

    Personally I am big fan of minimalist design, the whole less is more approach really can make a website look fantastic. Bombarding the visitor with graphics and information doesn’t get your message across.

    These designs show really well how all you need on the page is what you want the visitor to know, nothing more should be needed.

  • http://superbwebsitebuilders.com/ Howard Steele

    I’m in love with Cycle Love :)))
    Thnaks for another great compilation!

  • http://www.designfacet.com Sean

    I love simplicity, white space does wonders. I tend to stick with a few colors and two types of fonts. Nice selection, thank you for sharing.

  • http://girlseeksplace.wordpress.com Brianna

    So much inspiration here. Thanks for sharing.