30 Minimalist Web Designs for Your Inspiration

by Steven Snell

June 2, 2010 in Inspiration

Designers love to see variety in styles from one website to the next. Although large images, extravagant backgrounds, video, and other elements have become much more common as the average user’s connection speed has increased, many designers are still doing an excellent job of keeping things simple. In this post we’ll feature 30 websites that use a minimalist style of design.

Skylar Anderson

Skylar Anderson

Mike Ingham

Mike Ingham

Grid

Grid

Jez Thompson

Jez Thompson

Fringe

Fringe

Things

Things

David Kim

David Kim

Thinking for a Living

Thinking for a  Living

Patrick Algrim

Patrick Algrim

Works in Silence

Works in  Silence

Samuel Raikkonen

Samuel Raikkonen

ImJustCreative

ImJustCreative

madewithlove

madewithlove

Lindvall A&D

Lindvall A&D

Matt Bango Photography

Matt Bango Photography

Simple Life

Simple Life

Needs/Wants

Needs/Wants

32Round

32Round

Hint

Hint

Clean, Simple, Clear

Clean, Simple,  Clear

Asylum

Asylum

Selldorf Architects

Selldorf Architects

Icarus Frames

Icarus Frames

Final Eyes

Final Eyes

Astheria

Astheria

Gunner

Gunner

(mt) ventures

(mt) ventures

Pandaweb

Pandaweb

Executive Edits

Executive Edits

Nick Asbury

Nick Asbury

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  • Randy

    Jun 2nd

    Really awesome sites! Check out my portfolio, it’s very minimalistic.

  • Martin

    Jun 2nd

    Good inspiration ! Mine too is very minimalistic !

  • Maunnes

    Jun 2nd

    “Keep it simple, keep it minimal”

  • German

    Jun 2nd

    Great selection. Here’s another one: http://mediatinta.info

  • julien

    Jun 2nd

    Here’s my website that could fit for this article :) http://www.justalab.com

  • Clayton Correia

    Jun 2nd

    Nice list! Thanks Much! (insert shameless plug for my minimal site here)

  • Nick

    Jun 2nd

    Muchas gracias for the list fellas!!

  • Ryan Urban

    Jun 2nd

    Thanks for the add to this list, I appreciate it!

  • Yung Tsai

    Jun 2nd

    Nice list

  • Skylar Anderson

    Jun 2nd

    Thank you for the mention among such great talent. Much appreciated!

  • Dave W

    Jun 2nd

    Interesting list. Some better than others.

  • Jason Michael

    Jun 2nd

    I took inspiration from simplicity in my portfolio

  • Ian Devlin

    Jun 2nd

    Too many Flash sites in my book, loving the Gunner one though, even if it does use tables.

  • Greg

    Jun 2nd

    This is a great list. Never get tired of these for some reason. My site (recently redesigned) is pretty minimalist. Check it out (shameless self promotion)

  • Ivan

    Jun 2nd

    Guess my website could go on that list, too? :-)

  • Photoshop Tutorials

    Jun 2nd

    Great collection of web design will be working on mine to get listed here and get some inspiration from here

  • Vectorbunker

    Jun 2nd

    Nice List. Like it

  • Eko

    Jun 3rd

    Give me some inspirations, captured and save in my inspiration folder.
    Thanks…

  • Tiyo Kamtiyono

    Jun 3rd

    Great list of truly simple sites, fringe load really fast!

  • Michael

    Jun 3rd

    Nice collection and I think my website is minimalistic, too :-)

  • David Kim

    Jun 3rd

    Always love to see minimal design articles and was surprised to see my site included.

    Thanks!

  • Danielle

    Jun 3rd

    Fantastic collection! Thanks for sharing.

  • Pusparaj

    Jun 3rd

    I thought my web site is too minimalist…

  • JaneToft

    Jun 3rd

    Inspiration indeed. I predict the death of the blog header. Mine has already dropped off it’s perch!

  • Xcellence IT

    Jun 4th

    great list of inspiring sites…

    thanks for sharing…

    would like to see something similar for shopping cart sites…

  • joe bruschiano

    Jun 4th

    What do you think of this minimal site? http://www.robertomarzola.it

  • Talha

    Jun 5th

    Does minimalist means pale?
    Look around for minimalist decorations and see how colorful they are, this list is not sanything new. I would like to see some colors in minimalist designs.

  • Victoria Blount

    Jun 7th

    I really like and admire some of these minimalistic designs, there is a clear definition to why each design is minimal, whether its a limit colour range like white, grey, black with one accent colour like blue, or it can be the grid formation and limited content added.

  • Jae Xavier

    Jun 9th

    Minimalist style is teh b0mb.

  • memo

    Jun 13th

    Most of these minimalist designs are white =.-

  • Saratoga Web Design

    Jun 15th

    Simple styles are always “in”. You can’t go wrong with a fresh, clean, and clear site.

  • Ravi Juneja

    Jun 16th

    Nice List

  • Ignacio Piaggio

    Jun 18th

    Very nice sites! i share my site and i would like to know who think http://www.meihua.com.ar

    greetings

    Nacho

  • Adam Leon

    Jul 8th

    Some minimalist sites also have color!

    http://www.transmitterstudios.com

    Super nice collection of sites. Thanks for pulling these together. Really nice work by some in the comments as well.

  • Aker

    Jul 29th

    Great list, you should add some more like minimalissimo for example.. Thanks for sharing that list :)

  • Adam

    Aug 1st

    I tried to also keep it clean and simple by using as little imagery as possible and just letting the content be the design. Check out http://www.reversedout.com and let me know what you guys think and if there is an opportunity for me to improve or even simplify more. Thank you.

  • vuitton

    Aug 15th

    Thank you for the mention among such great talent. Much appreciated!

  • sanji

    May 29th

    Brilliant round up! I have a minimalist site too, well with colors of course..

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