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20 Minimal Web Designs That Don’t Rely on Images

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We usually see websites these days with bright loud photography spanning the full page, but some minimalists can still create great looking designs without any images at all. Today’s showcase presents over 20 designs that don’t rely on pretty pictures, these sites feature no photographic headers or background images, instead you’ll find clear typography and perfect grid based layouts.

Alexander Collin

Alexander Collin

Yaron Schoen

Yaron Schoen

Patrick Algrim

Patrick Algrim

Navigating Medicare

Navigating Medicare

Mark Boulton

Mark Boulton

Kyle Penn

Kyle Penn

Minimal Monkey

Minimal Monkey

Ten & Bourne

Ten & Bourne

Elliot Jay Stocks

Elliot Jay Stocks

Nicola Potts

Nicola Potts

The Office of Jason James

The Office of Jason James

Studio Källbom

Studio Källbom

Openings

Openings

Maratz

Maratz

Rareview

Rareview

CSS Wizardry

CSS Wizardry

Robin Rendle

Robin Rendle

Promethean IT

Promethean IT

Tim Brack

Tim Brack

McChillin

McChillin

Arne Meister Contemporary Art

Arne Meister Contemporary Art

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

63 Comments

  1. تشریفات مجالس says:

    These are the best Minimal Web Designs that i have seen.

  2. Paul says:

    Amazing selection! Great post!

  3. سئو says:

    I like the simple web design approach, but I just can’t reconcile that with the need for search rankings. If you want to attract any business through search, you need to be on page 1 and I don’t see how you can do that with a minimalist design

  4. سئو says:

    I prefer the web design with images… But these are great!

  5. آرایشگاه says:

    These are the best Minimal Web Designs that i have seen.

  6. کاستیک سودا says:

    Minimal Monkey theme is awesome. I’m waiting for next roundup.

  7. تعمیرگاه مجاز لوازم خانگی says:

    i love minimal webdesign and this 20 Minimal Web Designs are fantastic thanks Iggy

  8. خرید گل says:

    Very nice and minimal themes
    I like Minimal Monkey theme very much. I’ll use it in my next project

  9. تور تايلند says:

    i love minimal webdesign and this 20 Minimal Web Designs are fantastic thanks Iggy

  10. طراحی ربات تلگرام says:

    i love minimal webdesign and this 20 Minimal Web Designs are fantastic thanks Iggy

  11. دانلود موزیک says:

    Many thanks to Chris Spooner for including us on this feature. We find minimal to work to an extent, and can agree with the comments here that sometimes sites like ours can appear to bland, too wordy and lack enough engagement,

  12. دانلود فیلم says:

    Very nice and minimal themes
    I like Minimal Monkey theme very much. I’ll use it in my next project

  13. خرید اپل ایدی says:

    nice , not a huge fan like many others. Yaron Schoen’s site is pretty catchy though.

  14. پارکت says:

    I agree with Chris. Way too bland and boring?? IDK… just can’t honestly say this approach has any appeal

  15. فروش لنت ترمز says:

    Well, not a huge fan like many others. Yaron Schoen’s site is pretty catchy though.

  16. نرم افزار مالی says:

    Thanks Iggy:) I Love it

  17. نرم افزار حسابداری says:

    i love minimal webdesign and this 20 Minimal Web Designs are fantastic thanks Iggy

  18. شغل دوم says:

    i love minimal webdesign and this 20 Minimal Web Designs are fantastic thanks Iggy

  19. نرم افزار پخش مویرگی says:

    I Loved the colors and concepts.thank you so much

  20. دستگاه جوجه کشی says:

    I agree with Chris. Way too bland and boring?? IDK… just can’t honestly say this approach has any appeal

  21. حفاظ شاخ گوزنی says:

    Thanks Iggy:) I Love it

  22. طراحی سایت says:

    wow clean and minimal tnx

  23. گیفت کارت says:

    Thanks Iggy! Love it
    I had this idea in my mind long time ago

  24. طراحی سایت says:

    these themes were inspiring and beautiful.

  25. SEO site says:

    These are so beautiful
    TnQ!

  26. رزرو هتل says:

    tnx so so much very very good

  27. پمپ ایران says:

    Thanks Iggy! Love it

  28. طراحی سایت says:

    Thanks for a super cool tutorial.

  29. طراحی سایت says:

    Thanks Iggy! Love it
    I had this idea in my mind long time ago. these themes were inspiring and beautiful.

  30. Admire. says:

    Nice round up, we are a big fan of minimal design.

    We would like to submit our minimal site too: admire.agency

    Thank you webmaster.

  31. طراحی سایت مشهد says:

    Thanks Iggy! Love it
    I had this idea in my mind long time ago. these themes were inspiring and beautiful.

  32. طراحی سایت says:

    great post thank you

  33. بهینه سازی سایت says:

    it is so good thanks for sharing

  34. ارسال اس ام اس اصفهان says:

    great post thanks for share . . .

  35. Iransaina.com says:

    I like the simple web design approach, but I just can’t reconcile that with the need for search rankings. If you want to attract any business through search, you need to be on page 1 and I don’t see how you can do that with a minimalist design. But they look cool!

  36. طراحي سايت says:

    great post thanks for share

  37. خرید گل says:

    tanck you for every thing :)

  38. mark says:

    Thanks for sharing this one.. Minimalist at it’s best!

  39. طراحی سایت says:

    so good,thank u for this

  40. طراحی فروشگاه اینترنتی says:

    veeeeeryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  41. طراحی وب سایت says:

    Very good site
    Thank you Webmaster

  42. طراحی سایت says:

    It was so good
    I always have good luck :-))))))))))))9

  43. Ten & Bourne says:

    Many thanks to Chris Spooner for including us on this feature. We find minimal to work to an extent, and can agree with the comments here that sometimes sites like ours can appear to bland, too wordy and lack enough engagement, but it’s important to remember that the page you see might not be the only entrance page to a website when it comes to SEO.

  44. AffWeb says:

    Well, not a huge fan like many others. Yaron Schoen’s site is pretty catchy though.

  45. ساخت سایت says:

    tanck you for every thing :)

  46. طراحی سایت says:

    very nice tnx

  47. قیمت خودرو says:

    Great designs, thanks for sharing :)

  48. سایت تفریحی says:

    You have a very nice site, and compelling content still hope you liked it pretty content to leave
    عکس های جدید

  49. Kath Craw says:

    I personally don’t like all of the text on these sites. It seems people don’t want to read so much as opposed to having images to guide them. For example, our company uses icons and simple graphics to add to the design and composition of our website. I think excessive text deters people from exploring further on your site.

  50. Ceba says:

    I amused to watch such beautiful designs with out including images, though images play vital role but sometimes such designs can make differences.

  51. Brian Oster says:

    There is very little on these sites that draw me in to click further, no visual appeal. Only the ones that use color or show real creativity (shapes, creative writing, etc.) would I want to see more of. I agree with the lack of SEO comments, but what about the idea that you have just a few seconds to win over a new visitor to your site?

    If you are a graphic designer or a digital agency and I don’t know you from a college student trying to earn extra work, you have to sell yourself from page one.

  52. Mike says:

    I like the simple web design approach, but I just can’t reconcile that with the need for search rankings. If you want to attract any business through search, you need to be on page 1 and I don’t see how you can do that with a minimalist design. But they look cool!

  53. Haim says:

    I realize the article is specifically profiling “minimal” web designs with no images but that doesn’t explain why so many of them are quite awful. In fact some would benefit greatly from having an image.

    It’s noticeable how little variation there is in font usage between all of the websites. I don’t see anything really interesting, innovative or daring. Just comfortable simplicity for the sake of being able to call it “minimal”.

    I have to say if I stopped by the sites of Navigating Medicare, Mark Boulton, Eliot Jay Stocks, Openings, Maratz or Robin Rendall I would almost immediately click away and go somewhere else. It’s one thing to contextualize a grouping of examples into a themed argument but on their own they tend not to hold their ground so much and show themselves to be far less successful.

    I actually don’t believe the Nicola Potts and CSS Wizardry websites to be minimal at all. They may not contain photographic images but they are far too busy with text and graphic details.

    By the way, “images” doesn’t necessarily mean photography. I would consider Minimal Monkey and Promethean IT website’s background to clearly be images – however non-photographical and abstract they might be – and actually very strong examples of image usage for that matter. Should they really be in this list?

  54. Debarpan says:

    well can’t argue with you in this regard,you’re absolutely right.

  55. Redspark Technologies Pvt. Ltd. says:

    Which kind of industry does this theme website works??

  56. Mighty Bruce says:

    pick of the week. Simple , clean and awesome

  57. Paul Whitehead says:

    Can I nominate my website? I wanted it super clean and minimal, flat and lacking distraction.

    http://www.prwhitehead.co.uk/

  58. Chris says:

    Hmmm, curiosity got the better of me but I found them boring…. pictures still speak a thousand words to me :-))

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