30 Minimalist Web Designs for Your 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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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. June 2, 2010

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

  2. June 2, 2010

    Good inspiration ! Mine too is very minimalistic !

  3. June 2, 2010

    “Keep it simple, keep it minimal”

  4. German
    June 2, 2010

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

  5. June 2, 2010

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

  6. June 2, 2010

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

  7. June 2, 2010

    Muchas gracias for the list fellas!!

  8. June 2, 2010

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

  9. June 2, 2010

    Nice list

  10. June 2, 2010

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

  11. June 2, 2010

    Interesting list. Some better than others.

  12. June 2, 2010

    I took inspiration from simplicity in my portfolio

  13. June 2, 2010

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

  14. June 2, 2010

    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)

  15. June 2, 2010

    Guess my website could go on that list, too? 🙂

  16. June 2, 2010

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

  17. June 2, 2010

    Nice List. Like it

  18. June 3, 2010

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

  19. June 3, 2010

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

  20. June 3, 2010

    Nice collection and I think my website is minimalistic, too 🙂

  21. June 3, 2010

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

    Thanks!

  22. June 3, 2010

    Fantastic collection! Thanks for sharing.

  23. June 3, 2010

    I thought my web site is too minimalist…

  24. June 3, 2010

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

  25. June 4, 2010

    great list of inspiring sites…

    thanks for sharing…

    would like to see something similar for shopping cart sites…

  26. joe bruschiano
    June 4, 2010

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

  27. Talha
    June 5, 2010

    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.

  28. June 7, 2010

    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.

  29. June 9, 2010

    Minimalist style is teh b0mb.

  30. June 13, 2010

    Most of these minimalist designs are white =.-

  31. June 15, 2010

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

  32. June 16, 2010

    Nice List

  33. June 18, 2010

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

    greetings

    Nacho

  34. July 8, 2010

    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.

  35. July 29, 2010

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

  36. August 1, 2010

    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.

  37. August 15, 2010

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

  38. Ong
    August 28, 2010

    Check out these websites!!

    http://www.hellozeto.com
    http://www.redlemon.pl
    http://www.oasim.com/

  39. May 29, 2011

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

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