21 Inspiring Minimalistic Web Designs

By / May 21, 2012 / Inspiration

Here at WDL, we really like minimalism and we believe that the “less is more” principal can result in amazing websites. Minimalism, explained as the essence of something, is when we reduce something to its necessary elements. What is the right amount of elements to compose a minimal design is a polemic subject, but we can all agree that having few elements make a layout elegant, easy to understand/use and pleasant to see. Today we gathered a few examples of minimalistic designs to inspire you, check it out.


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Eleven Made

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Elliot Jay Stocks

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12th of Never

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It’s Numbered

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Irving & Co

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Socket Studios

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Regenerate Music Co

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Visual Supply Co

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Andy Chak

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Oliver Spencer

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Fran├žois Deladerriere

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Studio Octopi

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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.aledesign.it aledesign.it

    Congratulations for this list… site like “www.fruute.com” are my favorite.. These are design where the are important content and graphics properties bring out the contents. Thanks for sharing..

  • http://designerves.com Hisman

    Thanks for the lists.. I like wearefo.com and andychak.com

  • http://www.simon-fletcher.me Simon Fletcher

    Thanks for the list they are all great websites. I love the Oliver Spencer one that is my favourite

  • http://www.sentconcepts.com SentConcepts

    Nice set of inspiration Gisele! Keep it coming!

  • http://www.tinybigstudio.com Pablo

    Great list! some of them are inspiring

  • http://www.suchmaschinen-online-marketing.com TrendTown Marketing

    Cool! Less is more.

  • http://www.clickoptimize.com/ Raleigh Web Development

    These are really inspiring. I like to work with minimalism. But never feel confident but now I like to start my project. Thanks for inspiring. Keep sharing.

  • http://www.creativesolutionmedia.com Sheldon Blake

    Thanks for this wonderful list. I will inspire me on my next design. Thanks

  • http://www.webtemplates-creare.com/ Paul Weston

    Thought this was a great article and a very inspiring collection of sites. I see a lot of articles like this and I have to say that this is one of the best I have come across for a while. I think you have put together a great variety of sites and they all have elements that I love. The site that stood out for me was the b14 site. I thought the look and feel of the site through the design and layout was amazing. I loved the balance that had been created and the fact that even though there is some large images and content, you still get that minimalist feel. Great article and I look forward to more articles like this from yourself.

  • http://www.sysites.com Joe Raucci

    I have alway tried to create minimalist sites with as much white space as possible. Somtimes I just get a little to carried away with the information.
    Thanks for your article.

  • http://www.zeidan.com.au Zeidan

    Excellent list, Gisele! Big list of web design galleries. Thanks for sharing. Website Design, as this is known, has grown enormously in the last decade, making life more convenient for consumers.

  • Paul Spiric

    You should also check the designs on http://www.webstarttoday.com.

  • http://www.vikomtebaron.net Baron

    b14’s very minimalist, and the full white backround give us feel purity.
    Good job.

  • http://www.earlvarona.com Earl Varona

    Very nice! My favorites: b14, Visual Supply Co., and fruute. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://rosequartzmeaning.org Rose Quartz

    Some of these look really neat and professional thanks! The academy one looks very individual and modern :)

  • http://www.OnWired.com Web Development Raleigh

    Cool list and some of the ideas are inspiring. But, really…the minimalistic approach to web design lacks some of the marketing elements that give your website “oomph”. Ultimately, great design by itself doesn’t sell…great design with appropriate marketing elements turns your clicks into calls and customers.

  • http://www.theedesign.com/ Web Design Raleigh

    Definitely some interesting designs of the bunch, but it’s important to remember that a great design doesn’t mean everything.
    When viewing some of the sites above, I had no idea what they wanted me to do nor where a particular call to action as.