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Inspirational Showcase of Business Card Websites

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The term ‘business card website’ has become widely associated with the popular style of website that has cropped up on the personal domains of designers and developers. The site is essentially a simple, single page design that displays personal information, contact details and links through to other social profiles, much like a traditional tactile business card is used to display basic information.

Business card websites come in all shapes and sizes, but popular charactersitics include a compact, lightweight design, often small in size. Business card sites also tend to make use of Javascript to enhance the user experience and are commonly designed with a fresh take on the interface, taking inspiration from the clean style of Apple’s OSX.

Let’s take a look at an inspiring collection of examples, each with an individual twist on the original business card idea.

Tim Van Damme

Business card website

Rogie King

Business card website

Florian Pichler

Business card website

John Bloomfield

Business card website

Salya Howald

Business card website

Nathan Plante

Business card website

Dean Harris

Business card website

Marco Bauli

Business card website

Thierry Castel

Business card website

Samrat Mazumdar

Business card website

Guy Lewin

Business card website

Zhuoshi Xie

Business card website

Ben Word

Business card website

Rendian Therianto

Business card website

Katrina Neufield

Business card website

Greg Thongsophon

Business card website

Ali Bahşişoğlu

Business card website

Clément Simon

Business card website

David McGeorge

Business card website

Chris Rowe

Business card website

Dimas F. Gorostarzu

Business card website

Eugen Buşoiu

Business card website

Jamie Calder

Business card website

Chris Carey

Business card website

Timothy Armstrong

Business card website

Lee Adams Norris

Business card website

Michael Dyer

Business card website

Christian South

Business card website

Ryan Glover

Business card website

Mark Tyrrell

Business card website

Patrik Inzinger

Business card website

Gert Pellens

Business card website

Joshua R Jones

Business card website

M Dimas Maulana

Business card website

Jonas Lekevicius

Business card website

Michael Villar

Business card website

Nico Kaiser

Business card website

Sebastien Couture

Business card website

Gabor Szauer

Business card website

Pedro Duarte

Business card website

Michaël Betsch

Business card website

David Merfield

Business card website

Maximilian Schöning

Business card website

Karsten Rieger

Business card website

Andy Croll

Business card website

Preshit Deorukhkar

Business card website

Chris Wallace

Business card website

Raffaele Rasini

Business card website

John Phillips

Business card website

Maykel Loomans

Business card website

Daniel Genser

Business card website

Chris Harrison

Business card website

Tyler Galpin

Business card website

Mattias Kretschmann

Business card website

Osvaldas Valutis

Business card website

Craig Wilson

Business card website

Luke Stevens

Business card website

William Donahoe

Business card website

Peter Eggington

Business card website

John Saddington

Business card website

Appenstein

Business card website

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Written by Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Chris' design tutorials and articles at Blog.SpoonGraphics or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

55 Comments

  1. Great stuff, got a few too many favourites in there to mention them in the comment! ;)

  2. fanfarian says:

    Wonderful showcase.
    I have to make one for myself.

  3. Rania Joseph says:

    great list
    Nathan Plante’s website is a bad example of the business card website, it has nothing

    some of the rest are excellent implementation of less is more

  4. Ryan says:

    Cant agree i think Nathan’s although unfinished works well. Lacking content maybe but it has all the necessary contact details.

    They are some fantastic examples in this post. I still question the need for one of these sites especially if you have a full functioning portfolio website.

  5. Dean Harris says:

    Wow! Thanks for the mention.

    I really don’t think mine warranted (I actually just changed it this morning) being included in this list, especially with such amazing other examples.

  6. Sean says:

    this one was my fav Daniel Genser

  7. Osvaldas says:

    Many thanks for listing me, Chris!

  8. John says:

    Great post and as the title suggests it is very inspiring. Until today I was unfamiliar with “business card websites” and now I am determined to make one for myself. Thanks a ton!

  9. Sean says:

    These are the most amazing things I have ever seen!

  10. Haiko Peters says:

    Great list! Very inspirational.

  11. Ira Mann says:

    Business Card Websites…Very Interesting! This sounds like an excellent way for a small or homebased business to get started. Most new start-up businesses can not afford a full fledge website. In walks this….Good topic!

  12. Thijs Jacobs says:

    Hey guys, just put up the instructions to build your own iPhone Business Card:
    http://thijsjacobs.com/post/199764172/iphone-business-card

  13. Wow! these are brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Bendesign says:

    Great Website Layouts. Keep it simple and stupid!

  15. thanks for the feature chris :)
    Michael Villar is definitely my fav!

    great list!

  16. estudio web says:

    Muy buen blog de diseño! great blog! thanks from Argentina.

  17. Ben Word says:

    Thanks for listing me!

  18. Ian says:

    Very cool! Thank you so much for putting together this collection. You’ve inspired me to maybe try something a little different.

  19. Salya says:

    Thank you very much :) I’m glad to be on your showcase gallery <3

  20. Thank you for mentioning me.

  21. Thank you for adding my site to your list

  22. Jamie Calder says:

    Thanks for the mention. I saw a spike in visitors, and was wondering where they came from.

    And to everyone else on the list, great job.

  23. I just talked to a reputable advertising company and their sales rep had no clue what a business card website was. That’s when I knew to hang up. Great designs!

  24. Chad Mueller says:

    Hey great post – Tim’s site was an inspiration to my most recent personal site..

    http://www.chadmueller.com – its the same idea… just bigger… and a few extra goodies on there..

  25. Ajay says:

    Nice stuff, thanks !

  26. kadiks says:

    Now I want mine.

    Thanks.

    *Bookmarked, tweeted*

  27. Chris Rowe says:

    Thanks for including mine in there too Chris. Hoping to redesign yet again soon.

  28. Guy Lewin says:

    Thanks for the mention, It got me around 300 visits in 4 days :)

    Guy.

  29. Thanks for the mention Chris, appreciate it! :)

  30. Wow, so nice to be showcased {:

  31. ian says:

    I just love the simplistic look of a lot of these sites and the design thought that clearly went into them.

    Some of these were showcased in .Net magazine recently and prompted me to completely redesign my own site in a similiar (nit nowhere as good!) style.

  32. Clément says:

    Thanks for including me in the list!
    Regards.

  33. Greg says:

    Great list. Simple but great design work!

  34. joomla says:

    plain yet great looks good keep up the good work

  35. Matrix says:

    Nice tips !!

    Thanks for nice work!!

  36. Barbara45 says:

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  37. Good Compilation… Lee Adams Norris, Katrina Neufield, Maykel Loomans, Luke Stevens and Dean Harris are on my top five list…This post will surely inspire many of us to explore the creative side which is dormant in this world of machines….Thanks…….

  38. Thibault says:

    Great collection. Thanks for it.

  39. Zoe Feast says:

    Really loved this post of a great compilation of site…so much so I was inspired to create my own “one pager” Check out http://www.zoefeast.com/

    Thanks again for a great collection

  40. Thanks for adding my card… nice post!

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