50 Clean & Minimalistic Web Designs That’ll Inspire You

50 Clean & Minimalistic Web Designs That'll Inspire You

This time we’re having a look at some web designs that are examples of true art: keeping it simple. Making a simple and clean design can be quite a challenge for any of us, and it usually needs a lot of practice to be able to get it right with as few elements as possible.

50 Clean & Minimalistic Web Designs That'll Inspire You

Why do Simple and Clean Web Designs Work So Well?

There are several reasons why these clean designs seem to work very well and have become so popular:

  • They load quickly
  • They’re easy to navigate through
  • The content stands out better
  • They feel comfortable to visit
  • In a world with a lot of info, they stand out
  • They stand the test of time better than many other designs

There are more reasons as well. Be aware though, that making them doesn’t necessarily have to take any less skill or work hours compared to more complex designs.

Keeping It Simple

These designs have been selected by browsing design galleries for hours. What we looked for were simple and clean designs that give a solid and professional feel.

50 Clean & Minimalistic Web Designs

Now, let’s have a closer look at our selected websites!

Chama inc.
Chama inc.

80/20
80/20

On
On

Artypapers
Artypapers

Designjunction.in
Designjunction.in

Pomade
Pomade

Final eyes
Final eyes

The old fashioned
The old fashioned

Heartworker
Heartworker

Overunder design
Overunder design

Hot meteor
Hot meteor

Dan Scotton
Dan Scotton

Area-22
Area-22

CRW
CRW

Ben Hulse design
Ben Hulse design

Cade Martin photography
Cade Martin photography

Offset media
Offset media

For the record
For the record

Anthony James Bruno
Anthony James Bruno

Olivier Pineda
Olivier Pineda

Rhythm design studies
Rhythm design studies

Alan Cook
Alan Cook

Dewitte casse
Dewitte casse

NoFavorite
NoFavorite

Whit
Whit

Crafty 2010
Crafty 2010

Qus qus
Qus qus

Andy Chung
Andy Chung

Ahrens
Ahrens

Stockholm nightowls
Stockholm nightowls

Mike Ingham
Mike Ingham

Work life balance centre
Work life balance centre

Nick Harrison
Nick Harrison

Ambient sound investments
Ambient sound investments

Ork posters
Ork posters

Anebstar
Anebstar

W+K Tokyo
W+K Tokyo

Good inc.
Good inc.

A million things to do
A million things to do

Daniel Blumenthal
Daniel Blumenthal

Studio ten and a half
Studio ten and a half

Combine studio
image: Combine studio

Emptypaper
Emptypaper

Mounty lounge industries
Mounty lounge industries

By Louise
By Louise

The international office
The international office

Design view
Design view

Sofa
Sofa

DBA
DBA

Stories & novels
Stories & novels

Give Us Your Opinion!

That was a selection of 50 websites with a clean and minimalistic look. What do you think of this trend? Which website is your favorite? Do you have any other designs that you’d like to see added to the list? As usual we’re looking forward to your feedback.

Hilde is a Norwegian girl with a great passion for everything related to design, freelancing, PhotoShop, photography, Illustrator and more. Running her own website and work with mainly Graphic Design and Business Consulting besides article writing.

Comments

    • Ryan,
    • October 14, 2010
    / Reply

    I really like the Olivier Pineda. Great collection of stuff, thank you for sharing!

  1. / Reply

    A million things to do — most like

    • Allen,
    • October 15, 2010
    / Reply

    I like Mounty Lounge Industries because of the Typography styles being used.

    • Scott,
    • October 15, 2010
    / Reply

    Agree with Allen about the “Mounty Lounge Industries” site, the text used is very striking. Also the “Ambient Sound Investments” and “Overunder Design” look pretty smart as well. Good round up!

  2. / Reply

    This is an amazing list of website I really like a lot of them I really liked Ahrens, For the Record, and Olivier Pineda those are all really cool. I always am looking for really cool simple websites so this is perfect thanks!

    • Zorka,
    • October 15, 2010
    / Reply

    I don’t know how you can include any site which has a black background with white fonts in your list. I find them annoyingly difficult to read and would never recommend that anyone use a design with these characteristics.

      • Grayson,
      • October 15, 2010
      / Reply

      Well, I think white fonts on black background is obvious and makes the wording protrudes out. I find it nice though.

  3. / Reply

    great collection, always love the minimalism design

  4. / Reply

    Awsome selection! Thanks for sharing I love minimalism

    • powa,
    • October 16, 2010
    / Reply

    Totally inspired!

  5. / Reply

    A great compilation of clean well designed and inspirational sites. Amazing.

  6. / Reply

    Great inspiration. These sort of posts were what helped with my site design and layout.

    Thanks!

  7. / Reply

    Now i know how to desgn.Great help for me.Thankyou

    • jahoo,
    • October 21, 2010
    / Reply

    I love minimalistic websites. Thanks 4 sharing.

    • Osterrvons,
    • October 22, 2010
    / Reply

    Awesome collection of sites. I really found http://gautammalik.net to be a fine addition to your list.

    • Sean,
    • October 22, 2010
    / Reply

    Hey, these are great! is very simple too.

    • Heiko,
    • November 21, 2010
    / Reply

    Great examples.
    Perfect to sho the beauty of simplicity.

    However, many clients do want simply everything (exact their real facts and figures) showwwn.

    We keep trying :-)

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