60 Minimal and Super Clean Web Designs to Inspire You

By / May 17, 2010 / Inspiration

A clean and minimal web design is an effective way to convey an image of elegance and sophistication. This type of design is all about doing more with less, and making use of plenty of white space to let content and page elements breathe. However, it can be difficult to come up with a solid minimal website, because you can’t rely on “shiny” design elements to make things visually appealing. So if you’ve struggled in the past to tackle this type of web design, we’re here to help. Here’s a showcase of 60 minimal and super clean web designs to inspire you.

Sleepover, San Francisco

superclean01

Nicholas Cary

superclean02

70/SF

superclean03

The Carbon Co-op

superclean04

Process Journal

superclean05

Thorsten Van Elten

superclean06

WorkLifeBalanceCentre

superclean07

Bernard Tschumi Architects

superclean08

Effektive

superclean09

NotJones

superclean10

alan cook

superclean11

hellomake.com

superclean12

caseydunn.net

superclean13

us (design studio)

superclean14

Electric Gecko

superclean15

theanthropologist.net

superclean16

Ryan Willms

superclean17

Good Inc.

superclean18

Mr Toledano

superclean19

midtone design

superclean20

hunt studio

superclean21

designschneider

superclean22

Where They At

superclean23

TA

superclean24

coolandtheguide

superclean25

Maksimer

superclean26

fedena

superclean27

Birch

superclean28

Simon Heijdens

superclean29

needswants.com

superclean30

amillion things to do

superclean31

haikavanian.com

superclean32

Sveinn Davíðsson

superclean33

Jamie Gregory

superclean34

Daring Fireball

superclean35

Stories & Novels

superclean36

Johny Favourite

superclean37

Antony Gormley

superclean38

H by Harris

superclean39

Root

superclean40

superawesome

superclean41

precinkt

superclean42

Patrick Mullen Design

superclean43

Spiritualized

superclean44

studiofeed.ca

superclean45

Masood Kamandy

superclean46

Emrah Yaman

superclean47

Design Code

superclean48

wktokyo.jp

superclean49

Thirteen.

superclean50

Oscar Barber

superclean51

Hot Meteor

superclean52

Astheria

superclean53

Berit Somme

superclean54

pixelbot

superclean55

made by on

superclean56

Patrick Monkel

superclean57

ben hulse design

superclean58

pixelcraft

superclean59

Rainfall Daffinson

superclean60

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

  • Jason

    A wonderful collection of minimalist designs. Well done.

  • http://creativemashup.pl Creative Mashup

    Nice and quite fresh showcase….Root looks great.

    :)

  • http://www.dynamicwp.net Eko Setiawan

    Great list for inspiration, I love minimalist web design…thanks for share.

  • http://www.musings.it Federica Sibella

    Thanks for this bunch of fresh inspiration. Very nice collection. :)

  • http://all-for-design.com/portfolio Auré

    Waho… really cool selection with Ssome great examples.
    I definitely love the “Berit Somme” portfolio…I already knew this website and I think I would never been tired of its fabulous design.

  • http://www.aldricchang.com/ Web Traffic

    One thing about such minimalist designs is that it really allows the content to be focused and shine by itself.

  • http://www.webtechwise.com/ Omer Greenwald

    Very cool. Electric Gecko and Oscar Barber are beautiful.

  • http://movies.ewebtutorial.com/ Charm

    Nice collection…

  • http://- Carlo

    I noticed the design of ‘WorkLifeBalanceCentre’ is a hard rip-off from http://www.corporateriskwatch.com/index.html. Do you agree?

    • http://www.twitter.com/gismullr gmuller

      They sure look similar, but I don’t think it is a rip-off… maybe only a coincidence, or same inspiration and style.. not sure!

  • http://www.stormstudios.co.uk Simon France

    Really do like the simplistic elegance of Mid Tone Design, you and your mouse can’t help but want to click into the site. Which lets face it, is the main challenge to all web sites (user interaction).

  • http://www.revestido.com.ar Leandro

    Hi nice inspiration!

    this kind of works
    it helps me a lot to create my own new portfolio! http://www.revestido.com.ar

    i like the black, grey and white sites movement

    thanks

    Leandro

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net Jordan Walker

    Real nice, I enjoy the minimalistic approach to web design.

  • Adrian

    The choice of font color for Nicholas Cary’s menu is horrible. Other than that very nice.

  • http://www.howtoplaza.com HowToPlaza

    A really cool collection of minimalistic web designs. Basically it’s all about removing the unnecessary, and slimming down the necessary too.

  • krishen

    thanx for sharing.. :)

  • http://www.davestl.com Dave W

    Interesting collection. I’m a big fan of minimal designed sites. I believe that the presentation of the content should never overshadow the actual content. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.chrismower.com Chris Mower

    I’m a mnmlst at heart. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • http://www.scottcorgan.com @scottcorgan

    Oh minimalism, you are much more than minimally beautiful!

  • http://SARAH.HELPTOSERVE.INFO Sarah William

    Great collection of web designs… This is definitely worth bookmarking and great source of inspiration…Among this Bernard Tschumi Architects is my favourite..

  • http://www.the-freelancer.com leon

    Nice collection. Am a big fan of minimal designs. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope to see this one on a minimal web design list something. http://www.islandgrouptt.com

  • http://www.twitter.com/snarphblat Hillary

    Always loving to see well designed clean websites. Thanks for the post!

  • http://blogwebdesigner.com BlogWebDesigner

    Really love the minimalist web design… thanks for share!

  • Mihai Moscovici

    Thanks for an excellent collection. I bet you’ll like this one – http://www.wearepropeople.com

  • http://www.twentyeleven.co.uk Nigel

    Why can’t all websites be like these? Great collection

  • http://www.page360.net sarah

    Great work collection really good job thanks for sharing … keep it up

  • http://www.gekkoshot.com Warren Giffin

    Lovin that work, life, balance theme, should remember that sometime! Great collection, thanks!

  • http://www.selmangurlesin.com Selman Gürlesin

    Nice collection…

  • http://www.southernsara.com Sara

    Love Maksimer, minimal but with a pop of color. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://newsftw.com gunnard

    There is also The Standard Theme

  • http://www.code-pal.com Rakesh Menon

    Very Neat! Designs have a good look and feel.

  • Jan

    Great list. Nice to see the various implementations.

    My addition, for what it’s worth:
    http://julia-art.nl/en/

  • Kai

    Great, minimalism is always my way.

    Check out mine (: – http://yourneeds.tumblr.com

  • Wendell

    woo hoo! i love inspiring clean designs! thanks so much for this.

  • Jill Manca

    Wonderful list. Clean, clear, and beautiful websites.

  • http://www.versusprepress.com versusprepress

    Great post! Minimal design makes me smile!

  • http://www.favouritemedia.co.uk/blog Johny Favourite

    Hey!

    Thanks for including my site!

  • http://eddiesdesigns.com Eddie Gear

    Hi there,

    Thanks. That is an awesome collection. I’ve love my designs to be simple, elegant and neat. I hope someday my site would also feature in lists like these.

  • http://www.meinmaine.com Andrew Mooers

    Too many…way way too many pretty, busy sites that confuse, scare away and are like Christmas trees with large deposits of tinsel thrown on using both hands repeatedly. Your site, collection gives one hope. HELLO. Maybe that should be 30% of the opening page, to ease them in rather than deer in the head light arch welder atomic blast harshness approach. Thanks a bunch. Really. Not just being polite here.

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  • http://cssah.blogspot.com/ cssah

    Lover of minimalism designs ,Awesome collection

  • http://www.tdworks.eu Tom Cooney

    Some great work there, thanks for putting this list together.

  • http://www.gros.es Ignacio

    Nice collection.
    Another clean design: http://www.vidasencilla.es/

  • http://www.robbydesigns.com RobbyDesigns

    I pride myself on being a modern web designer and am currently redesigning my own website in a minimal style. Perhaps you could add my site once it’s ready.

    Nice article, some average example but some beauties too – I especially like MonkDesign.

  • http://www.ciszewski.org Chris

    I tried to make a minimalistic page myself, but it isn’t really that easy. Thanks for inspiration.

  • http://magpiewebsitesolutions.co.uk Steve Graham

    Very well put together collection.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • http://evajansen.com/ Eva

    I love minimalist web design, great collection!

  • http://techgrowthglobal.com Omar

    This is an awesome list. Simply beautiful. Thanks.

  • http://enmexicali.net Angel

    Finally I get to see a real list of minimalist cool websites. I’ve been browsing for them for so long just to find plain websites with no graphics and Times New Roman and the alike fonts (the horror!). Thanx for sharing the list! 😀

  • http://www.janitha.com/archives/146 Sharon

    I like the Sleepover, San Francisco theme. It looks like a book and isn’t overburdened with images.

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  • http://www.zeikblog.nl Bob Maten

    Thanx, really usefull for my new layout :D!

  • Kars

    Great list, thank you very much. I went through them to look for inspiration for a contact page on a minimalistic site. Most of them had a contact page so this was very helpful. Minimal can be so simple and yet so stylish.

  • http://www.scriptedpixels.co.uk Kam

    awesome article .. looking to really master the whole simple and clean look at the moment

  • http://www.stormstudios.co.uk Simon France

    The art of creating a minimalist web site will in most occasions result a massive amount of design deliberation! If the correct attention to detail isn’t invested, most observers of the site will merely look at it and think “did they give up midway through?”

  • http://www.paulund.co.uk Paul

    Nice list, minimal is the way to go.