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50 Inspiring Examples of Minimalism in Web Design

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The sophisticated image of minimalism has always been a popular style of design. In web design a minimalist site is stripped naked of eye candy and fancy colors or effects, leaving the underlying structure exposed.

The key to a beautiful minimalist site is a solid and structured layout, as well as focus on stylish and well-designed typography. These 50 examples of minimalism in web design showcase some of the best minimal site designs out there on the web.

Datadesign.studio

Data Visualization Sebastian Sadowski Minimalism in Web Design

Datadesign.studio presents Sebastian Sadowski’s aim as a German award-winning Data Visualization Designer is to make information more accessible.

Kyle Steed

Kyle Steed Minimalism in Web Design

This blog depicts the writer’s work, life, and over-time progress in terms of change, dealing with change and more importantly, how to embrace your feelings.

David Arias

David Arias Minimalism in Web Design

David Arias is an independent graphic designer who sees himself as a creative problem solver. He’s also got a lot of experience in combining design with marketing ideas.

Finch

Finch - Designer. Minimalism in Web Design

This website focuses on design and mostly writes about user experiences, intelligent interfaces, and other technologies.

Site Inspire

siteInspire Minimalism in Web Design

SiteInspire is a showcase of different web projects that are innovative in terms of creative design, but it also represents a source of good inspiration when looking for new ideas for your website.

Thefoodlens.com

Boston · The Food Lens Minimalism in Web Design

This website presents an abundance of good food in the city of Boston. If you don’t know where to go out to eat or grab a snack you can always check out their picks.

Corporate Risk Watch

Minimal website design

This website is both a good example of minimalist design and a place where clients can mitigate risks or other legal disputes.

Black Estate

Black Estate Minimalism in Web Design

This website presents a type of wine and hosts a club for wine lovers too. You can find all the information you need about their shops and restaurants.

Thesoulist.com

The Soulist - Federico Repetto Minimalism

Thesoulist.com’s aim is to depict Federico Repetto’s struggles, experiences and his work in different fields. This website has a sensitive way of presenting its information to its readers through web design.

Jason Santa Maria

Jason Santa Maria Minimalism

This site presents itself as an online experiment which follows the writer’s creative direction. You’ll find a personalized system of delivering information to its readers based on the needs of the content.

Design Hotels

 Minimalism Design Hotels

Design Hotels shares a passion for cultural authenticity and hospitality of an independent hotelier. On this website, you’ll find anything you’re looking for in regards to hotel experiences.

Squarespace Blog

The Official Squarespace Blog

Squarespace blog is a platform designed to help readers customize their online presence. They’ve recently announced a number of new additions to ease your online optimization.

Nicolesaidy.com

Nicole Saidy Minimalism

Nicolesaidy.com is a designer & digital nomad from Beirut who spends her time traveling and sharing her passion for design with other people.

Qcterme.com

QC Terme Spas and Resorts Minimalist website

This website will help you find anything you need in the spa and hospitality sector. On qcterme.com you’ll find two main categories: destination and experiences which will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

Laurecaye.fr

Laure Caye Minimalism

Laurecaye.fr is a website for an interior designer that presents her work and also offers really nice solutions for fitting and decorating your interior.

Vitor 

Vítor Lourenço Minimalist website

They create new products, services, and even companies. With their experience, they have identified many techniques that make other new companies developed.

Martinpriotti.com

Martín Priotti Minimalist website

This website belongs to an independent designer and developer who is currently working in Cordoba. His main objective is creating attractive solutions for his clients.

Corecompete.com

Home CoreCompete Minimalist website

Corecompete.com is a good example of minimalist web design. Their team brings a lot of experience in using Analytics & Technology, creating financial value for their clients.

Skinny Ships

Skinny Ships Minimalist website

Skinnyships is a site for a creative two-person business whose sole purpose is creating nice and funny illustrations. They’ve already acquired a lot of experience in this area.

Doyouspeakhuman.com

do you speak human

This website presents an experiment, a ‘playful research’ whose purpose is to listen to people’s needs before deciding anything else.

The Typographic Reference

The Typographic Desk Reference Minimalist website

This website works both a reference guide for typographic terms and a classification for Latin writing systems. It is similar to an encyclopedia.

iLoveTypography

Fonts, typefaces and all things typographical

iLoveTypography exists thanks to one’s passion for type design and anything else related. This website is focusing on making information related to typography more accessible.

On

ON Minimalist website

On is focused on finding the most effective solutions for their clients. Their website is a good example of minimalist web design by filtering the information shown.

Agence-belle-epoque.fr

Belle Epoque Digital Agency Minimalist website

Agence-belle-epoque.fr comes in handy when you need help with your digital project. They will come up with a good strategy, design and so much more.

Subtraction

Subtraction.com Minimalist website

Subtraction is a blog about Khoi Vinh’s lines of interest: design, technology and culture.  On it, you will find various posts related to smartphones, social media, and other many other topics.

Elitefingers.com

Architecture Agency Minimalist website

This website belongs to an Architecture Agency based in London. They present their projects with the help of an easy-to-read and watch minimalist design.

Alexcoven.com

Alex Coven Minimalist website

Alex Coven is a graphic designer, developer, and letterer and on his website you’ll find various examples, inspiration, and projects he has worked on.

Nicolasloureiro.com

Nicolas Loureiro Minimalist website

Nicolas Loureiro has specialized in interactive design and loves working on branding projects.  Through the minimalist design his website shows, you’ll find a nice gallery of his projects.

DesignWorkPlan

designworkplan Minimalist website

DesignWorkPlan is keen on finding the best solution for each of their clients. They make user centered designs for a better understanding of the world around us.

Artypapers

Artypapers Minimalist website

This website provides the writer’s objective thoughts and views on technology. This site’s beauty is that it functions as a way to express feelings.

F5 Fest

F5 Festival Minimalist website

This page is dedicated to f5 festival and aims to bring up the people who are breaking ground and shaping new ideas in media and design.

Leloi.ca

l'Éloi Minimalist website

The Eloi is a place where talents, customers, and many others get together and their website best shows their passion for creativity.

Biron.io

Chris Biron Minimalist website

‘Keeping it simple’, as the home page of biron.io says, depicts the creative direction of a Freelance Digital Designer based in London. His website is a good example of an innovative minimalist design.

Chrishardydesigns.com

Hardy Design Minimalist website

Chrishardydesigns.com brings a lot of experience to the table. With 6 years of working across a range of projects and clients, his aim is to find the most creative solutions.

Allboatsrise.com

All Boats Rise Minimalist website

Allboatsrice.com is the website of not just an agency, but one that promises success in bringing your brand to the top.

Pixen.io

Pixenio Minimalist website

Pixen.io is focusing on making maintaining websites an enjoyable task. They want to bring back simplicity to the discussion.

Jlantunes.com

Jean-Loic Antunes Minimalist website

Jlantunes.com combines reason and art. For them, this website is a way of best expressing their vision through their illustrations, logos and other art.

Thefeebles.com

The Feebles

Gaëtan Guerlais and Anaël Moreau founded the studio Feebles which specializes in graphic design and illustrations. This website is another way of expressing their work.

DesignMe

Designme.sk Minimalist website

DesignMe is a dedicated freelance web & graphic designer who engages in projects with wisdom, heart and years of experience.

Wilson Miner

Wilson Miner Minimalist website

Wilson Miner has an interest for design systems, code and the way we shape our world through design and his website best shows this aspiration.

Timroussilhe.com

Tim Roussilhe - Interactive Developer Minimalist website

Tim Roussilhe is a creative developer and his website shows a selection of his works during 2014 – 2017.

Tinkerwatches.com

Tinker Watches Minimalist website

This website gives you the opportunity to customize your watch in any way you can imagine. You just have to think it and they can make it real for you.

Cabedge

Web Design Nashville Cabedge Minimalist website

Cabege is the homepage of a web-centric communication company. They have experience with marketing strategies, SEO and in so many other fields.

Sisson Studio

Sisson Studio Minimalist website

This website belongs to a family whose passion is making art and design on a regular basis.

Revstudio.pl

Home - Rev. Studio Minimalist website

Rev. focuses on creating useful and powerful visual solutions for their clients. They have experience in regards to branding and web design

Vspicer.com

Victoria Spicer Minimalist website

Victoria Spicer is a set designer and also a prop stylist working in London. She also has a vast experience in film and advertising.

We Love Typography

We Love Typography Minimalist website

We Love Typography works as an inspirational gallery on matters of typography. They offer a lot of examples in regards to web design.

Paninibay.com

Panini Bay Minimalist website

With their minimalist web design, Panini Bay is the product of a family’s love for food. They present through this website the Italian cuisine they serve and a breathtaking view thanks to the location of the restaurant.

Anotherpony.com

Another Pony Minimalist website

Anotherpony was established in 2012 as a collective made of three designers who love spending their time creating.


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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.

107 Comments

  1. Great roundup Chris! Personally I love the unique style of Jason Santa Maria

  2. Milan says:

    Aza Raskin’s site would be good on this list: http://www.azarask.in/blog/

  3. Daniel H says:

    Thanks for posting siteInspire… in fact we have an entire section dedicated to minimal web design:

    http://siteinspire.net/showcase/category/style/minimal

  4. Dustin says:

    I love minimal design, all of these are great examples. I really like the typography in some as well. Nice choices :D.

  5. Gabriel says:

    i like it, thanks!

  6. ahkai says:

    Love it !!!… btw here is another one good for the list http://www.sabrinagoh.com sweet~

  7. ignacio says:

    cool stuff !

  8. Grant says:

    Wow, thanks for the mention. I’m honored.

  9. Mariusz Cieśla says:

    Not sure if my design still counts as minimalist, but you can check it and see. :)

  10. Ilana says:

    Great list – I really like the clean, minimalist approach. Less is definitely more these days.

  11. abdusfauzi says:

    minimal design FTW! hehe. mine also based minimal design, kind of. hehe.

  12. R.Bhavesh says:

    love it. I see how some of the 3-4 year old web designs still rule.

    I tried the minimal concept in my new redesign this time.

  13. Daus says:

    Most probably, you haven’t seen my current blog design :)

  14. Alis says:

    Minimalism has something which always fascinated me, it is simple but it contains everything necessary! I would like to be able to do such thing!

  15. Callum Chapman says:

    Lovely collection – i’m thinking simplistic web designs when I redesign all my websites when I have the money & time. What about Greig Andersons portfolio? http://www.effektivedesign.co.uk/

  16. Jeremy says:

    I’m a sucker for inspiration in minimalism. A few excellent staples and a few that are brand new to me. Nice work putting this together.

  17. kyle steed says:

    Thanks so much Chris for including my site here. But I wish you could have snapped a screenshot of my updated site.

  18. Ethan says:

    I think that http://www.posterous.com should be added to the list. Very clean. Also, I love that Helvetica is used in so many of those listed above.

  19. Stu | selfconlusion.co.uk says:

    This is a great list mate thanks I will defo check out some of these sites, I love minimilistic :)

  20. Hi Chris!
    Thanks for featuring our website among such talented designers.

    Cheers!!

  21. Debiprasad says:

    Really, nice inspiration! Thanks :)

  22. wirtsi says:

    Also this one would fit nicely

    http://www.mykita.com

  23. carlos says:

    maybe http:///www.dabutag.de would be fit nicely too

  24. om ipit says:

    this is a great list…
    want to bookmark this post for my collection
    i love the simple website :-)

  25. I could spend hours looking at all those sites but if I had to pick one as a fav its squareface

  26. Brant says:

    Excellent, nice inspiration! Thanks

  27. Might I also suggest my site in the minimal category?

    http://www.commadelimited.com/

  28. Abounding says:

    Many of these sites are from designers. Few good designers miss the point of subtly and elegance. The trick is getting clients, especially businesses, to catch that vision. They often want to add so much content, they miss that saying less is often saying more.

    Great list.

  29. Rahul says:

    Rightly said, “There is great beauty in simplicity.”

  30. Chris Robinson says:

    nice, inspiring roundup

  31. Ezrad Lionel says:

    I can’t wait to see 1000 something something something. I just love bookmarking lists, they’re so listy

  32. CSS Websites says:

    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.

  33. wie bali says:

    did u have theme for villa management..?

  34. Stunning collection! Well done!

    It’s a fav! ;)

  35. Dgtlx.com says:

    Great list of minimalistic templates! I wrote a blog post about your list of web sites. And I also chose a minimalistic theme to my blog. People interested in minimalism in web design will find a link to a whole galley containing only minimalistic web design. Please make a visit at my blog for further reading.

  36. madaerodog says:

    with your permission I would like to add http://harkopen.com – Open source hardware community to this awesome list

  37. Duke says:

    Sometimes Minimal is just boring, not accessible, trying-too-hard-to-be-cool,too white and just really overrated. A good mix of web 2.0 and minimal is the way to go, but a full on web2 or minmal site is just a no go.

  38. z.Yleo77 says:

    very unbelievable。。。 I like most of them。。 collection。。。 THX

  39. paul says:

    the kyle steed website just uses the thematic framework theme, what’s so great about that?

  40. Chris says:

    WOW !!!!
    Excellent, nice inspiration! Thanks

  41. Thanks so much for the inclusion of Pixelhaven on this list. Amongst very good company.

  42. Poppy says:

    Great showcase. I think sometimes less really does say more!

  43. Smith says:

    Great collection of designs.
    Thank you for sharing your Valuable information.
    As I am also working for web design this information will help me increase my knowledge.

  44. kikaha says:

    Sad, that my site not get in list :)

  45. caitlin says:

    I love minimalist designs! Skinny Ships is really cool–mainly black and white with just a nice pop of bright color. Thanks!

  46. Gustavs says:

    Here is another one – http://www.brandbox.lv/

  47. Alisa Rogers says:

    A good collection. I would say that just use the one that you need, I think the author not really want you to use everything here, we all know that we have our own style, we use different tools to design those tools we are comfortable using. This is just a variety of tools that maybe one of these are your must-have-tools

  48. Alisa Rogers says:

    A good collection. I would say that just use the one that you need, I think the author not really want you to use everything here, we all know that we have our own style, we use different tools to design those tools we are comfortable using. This is just a variety of tools that maybe one of these are your must-have-tools.

  49. Alê Fernandes says:

    Amaziiinnggg ! Tks

  50. Dave says:

    Awesome, Thx friend!

  51. mylens says:

    Great collection! tks :-))

  52. Amy says:

    These are really good examples!

    Amy

  53. I’m not a big fan, but these are great examples! thanks.

  54. Great Designs. Simple but good!

  55. Calgary Graphic Design says:

    Not minimalist in the true sense of the genre, but still ‘less is more’.

  56. Can I add http://designmybody.ro/ – Favicon Gallery for the Web Design Community

  57. Roger Duck says:

    Great collection of inspiration. Clean and simple is over underrated as it appears “easy” to some clients. If only they knew how much effort and time goes into a “minimalist” web design.

  58. Angie Bowen says:

    Great collection. I love minimalist design overall but minimalist web design, especially those that focus on great typography, are my favorite.

    Thanks so much for including Fuel Your Creativity!

  59. Dave says:

    Great !!!

  60. Tony says:

    Great list… And freelancers should be reading the Netsetter too!

  61. Sam says:

    You see so many butchered attempts at minimalist web design, you forget how great it can look when done right. Thanks for putting this great collection together.

  62. beli says:

    I think your list is good. I will certainly try the rest of designes.


    Webdesign Stuttgart

  63. Matt says:

    Great compilation, Chris. I’m all about minimalism in design.

  64. Jamie says:

    very nice. inspiring. it’s all about the white space.

  65. Judy says:

    Excellent information – thank you. Most people don’t know how important the things that you highlighted are. Thanks for helping spread the good word!
    Regards,
    Judy.

  66. Liz Hover says:

    This is a delicious collection Chris. I adore minimalist web design and have endeavoured to use it on my own website.

    • Website Kings says:

      Every Website that my company designs. We always believe in keeping 90% of designs simple. Our customers see greater results when their websites are more simple and user friendly.

  67. Daus says:

    Some of them are not minimalist at all, though :)

  68. Matty says:

    This collection of sites is great. I especially like the Finch site, just looks so clean and nice. I think sometimes sites with a minimal style can look a little plain but when done right like in the above examples they look most professional. Thank you for sharing.

  69. Teresa Schultz says:

    I’m one of those website designers/owners who believes that content is king for SEO purposes, but at the same time love minimalist sites too – here, my favourite are the Sisson Studio and We are Sofa – to cater to both minimalist and a decent amount of text on a site, most of the text necessary on a home page can simply be added further down on the page, below the fold, so that the minimalist look is still what the viewer first sees upon landing on the site.

  70. Great collection! Thanks!

  71. info usaha purwokerto says:

    great job bos.many thank for the collection. j

  72. Excelentes diseños de Sitios Web, Felicitaciones

  73. info bisnis says:

    what a nice collection, may it helpfull for who need.thanks for sharing Bos, pram from Indonesia wish you best always.

  74. Ken Morico says:

    This is a nice list. In the realm of online newspapers, the new LATimes.com design clearly sets a new precedent for minimalism in the news space. I wrote an article about it here:

    http://www.kenmorico.com/blog/index.php/2009/08/the-rebirth-of-print-new-latimes-com-design-looks-familiar/

  75. Juul Coolen says:

    Thanks for the mention btw!

  76. David says:

    Lots of beautiful sites showcased here. Thanks for the inclusion :) I appreciate it.

  77. dmitri says:

    http://www.struly.com
    this is functional minimalism. in these days of adsense spam…just look at the ad placement here. learn it.

  78. Los diseños minimalistas estan llenos de limpieza, orden y elegancia, asiendo que los usuarios se centren en los que les interesa eliminando las distracciones. Me encanta este estilo.

    Mi blog:
    http://diseno-web-idperu.blogspot.com/

  79. Guys, also check out Minimalissimo at http://minimalissimo.com. We blog about minimalist design and try to practice what we preach!

  80. Ovi Dogar says:

    Hey Chris,

    Really nice examples you’ve got here!

    Keep up the great work!

    Ovi Dogar
    AbsoluteCovers.com

  81. Brilliant post. Clean and simple is the way forward when it comes to design.

  82. Joe A. says:

    I love the selection. Great picks, although I have seen several repeats from similar articles on other websites. Great job, though!
    One more I’d suggest (less well-known), though you should include in future articles on the subject (perhaps weed out the sites every web designer is aware of, like I Love Typography, etc):

    http://www.prettyshinysparkly.com

    A nice use of minimal design peppered with hot pink. Although the subject content is girly (I think she blogs about girly things) it’s quite an attractive design.

  83. Ed Norton says:

    I especially like the ones with little graphics and thought out text placements and little borders.

  84. graphic design Melbourne says:

    Great selection and truly inspiring.
    I agree with Joe for I too have seen other articles with similar picks, but nonetheles you have picked some pretty amazing ones.

  85. Darrel says:

    Thanks for the list. But I just wanted to point out a typo. You have Corporate Rick Watch rather than Corporate Risk Watch.

    I was trying to figure out who this guy Rick was and why did we wanted to watch him.
    ;)

  86. Radu says:

    Another nice website is http://www.andreipotorac.com – very minimalist.

  87. Rabocopso says:

    Hey Chris,
    Really nice examples you’ve got here!
    Clean and simple is the way forward when it comes to design

  88. Mark says:

    Cool examples.. Big fan of minimalist design

  89. Vardan says:

    nice websites..
    thanks

  90. Thanks dude for this great and beautiful minimalist websites collection.

  91. Misha says:

    good Squarespace Blog creative!

  92. Great examples. I love minimalism when it comes to design and the examples you have used make an excellent resource. Thank you for sharing.

  93. Navishkar Rao says:

    Love this collection. Inspiration for my own work.

    Love to make this list someday ;)

  94. These are all great designs, kudos for sharing and discussing all of these here in your blog.

  95. Slava says:

    I love minimalism!!! Its great!

  96. Cole Hooey says:

    Lots of really good examples! I appreciate the inspiration!

  97. Joseph says:

    Love this article. It’s my passion to create simple, fresh and minimalistic designs. In the past, I wasn’t fan of minimalism, but I recently realized it’s great way to attract visitor and there’s always a plenty of space to loose imagination and create something very unique.

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