25 Beautiful Minimalistic Website Designs

Minimalism is a style appreciated by many designers. While it is not appropriate for every web design project, when a minimal design is done well it can be clean, striking, and it keeps the focus on the most important content. If you’re looking to create your own minimalist website, we recommend Shopify.

A design with a minimalist style seems like it would be easy, but many designers find it to be very challenging to create a minimal design that looks great. White space, balance, and typography are all important elements for pulling off this look. Many minimal designs use simple color schemes, but as you’ll see below there are some exceptions.

Here are 25 websites that make use of very little unnecessary design elements but still manage to pull off a beautiful appearance. When it comes to design, if you feel that less is more, I’m sure you will find inspiration from these sites.

Rainfall Daffinson

Rainfall Daffinson

Ben Hulse

Ben Hulse

Jan Reichle

Jan Reichle

Kind Company

Kind Company

Rik Catlow

Rik Catlow

Yaron Schoen

Yaron Schoen

Andrew Lohman

Andrew Lohman









Aim & Arrow

Aim & Arrow

Red Antler

Red Antler

Dioni Sanchez – Alberto Vidal Studio

Dioni Sanchez - Alberto Vidal Studio

Michael Warren

Michael Warren

Hofstede Design

Hofstede Design





Zofia Chylak

Zofia Chylak

Bhav Mistry

Bhav Mistry



Martin Silvestre

Martin Silvestre

Bless Design

Bless Design

Martha Kelly Schumann

Martha Kelly Schumann

32 Round

32 Round

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  • Anti, October 6, 2010

    Nice ones. What about http://www.anti-alias.de?

  • Brian, October 4, 2010

    Wooow, cool themes, I like the Mark Boulton Designs because the typhographie is awesome. Thanks for this cool topic.

  • Martha, October 4, 2010

    A very nice collection of simple website design. But like Fudde say’s; there is a lot of design companys here. martha

  • essex website designers, September 23, 2010

    There are some good one, i wouldn’t say great but yeah some good ones, less is more but when taken to the extreeme it can actually backfire

    thanks for the article

  • Jermaine, September 13, 2010

    The none-designer website shows a rip condoleance. I guess He passed away recently?

    R.I.P indeed…


  • Web Design Basingstoke, September 11, 2010

    A great collection of good looking designs. Simple yet effective.

    Good blog by the way. Thanks!

  • HDR Textures, September 3, 2010

    Fantastic design work!

  • Shrikrishna Meena, August 30, 2010

    Nice collection and Nice designs too, appreciable work,
    If truly said, the details with every site that u provided encouraged me to develop more projects including an attractive portfolio.

  • Great designs, simple yet beautiful, thanks for sharing this.

  • John Paul, August 18, 2010

    I am so impress with your work ,Could you advice some great webdesigning tutorial site ??

  • Industrial Design, August 6, 2010

    I love None-Design Media, it’s minimalist, the dark background makes it look elegant. Too bad, there are only 2 of above samples that have dark theme.

  • Adam, 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.

  • Webdesign Hilfe, July 31, 2010

    great . simple and not overstuffed as so many sites are

  • Aker, July 29, 2010

    Great collection, some are missing like mrkwvr.com or minimalissimo.com, but still cool, thanks ;)

  • Pronoy Chopra, July 24, 2010

    Wow, great list. Infact quite an inspiration. I hope my site can be a part of such a list, I tried to keep my design completely simple. Take a look

  • Ian Blackford, July 15, 2010

    I once saw a WordPress ‘minimal’ theme that was just type, they hadn’t thought about the font sizes and the headings were way too big.

    Designing a minimalist layout take a lot more thought than you might first realise..

  • blogger themes, June 29, 2010

    I like “the morning news” simple and elegant

  • Web Designing Company, June 28, 2010

    Great Collection,

    But, I am very sad to say that i didn’t liked them very much. I liked the Logo of “Jonno Riekwel” it’s quite impressive.

  • Philwebservices, June 27, 2010

    Cute and awesome designs!!!☺☺

  • Matrimonial, June 21, 2010

    Thanks for designing a site it is a beautiful designing i love this post. i am just working as a site design and i learn how to design a good site


  • Philwebservices, June 16, 2010

    A very simple yet Fantastic designs! Thanks for sharing!

  • wheelox, June 14, 2010

    awesome work on those minimalistic designs. a simple design rocks the most !

  • Andrew Barbara, June 2, 2010

    i love the ben hulse design layout, its very minimal but like the idea of using just one large image, looks really impressive. Has anybody seen anything like this in the form of a wordpress theme?

  • Aurora Design, May 30, 2010

    awwwsome collection, im going to be busy with all these pages today. Once again they’ve proved it simple and elegant design goes a long way. #

    Thank you so much.

  • Discount Codes, May 27, 2010

    I find many of these to be almost ‘too’ simplistic. Minimalist designs should still incorporate some sort of visual hook to draw you in. The Kind Company site was probably the only one that grabbed my attention.

  • Mike, May 11, 2010

    I love minimal, trying to tell your client that less is more is sometimes quite difficult. Sometimes they do not feel that they are getting value for money if the site is all singing and dancing.

  • Website Design, May 8, 2010

    nice list of minimal design inspiration…thanks for list..

  • Jean Nukic, May 1, 2010

    Number one and two are definitely my favorite.

    Sorry for bumping a old article, I just downed a fifth of Patron and I’m pretty nicely feeling.


  • Rob, May 1, 2010

    Thx for the links. I have always been a fan of simple designs like this. I think it’s mostly because if the design is simple the navigation is usually simple too which makes the site easy to get around.

  • Vandelay Website Design, April 26, 2010

    See this post for some ecommerce examples – http://www.vandelaydesign.com/blog/galleries/clean-ecommerce-designs/

  • Rings, April 25, 2010

    I love these kind of minimalist designs. It is hard to use that approach for ecomerce store though. Do you have a list of minimalist designs meant for shopping sites? That will be really useful for people like me.


  • Skiltex, April 15, 2010

    Thats a shame.. I’d buy a couple of them em! :P As always from Vandelaydesigns, super quality stuff!

  • dotcompals, April 13, 2010

    great and simple designs. can anyone suggest the place from where one can purchase these designs..

  • David Etherington, April 6, 2010

    I try to use minimal design but you have to sometimes go off track a little design is all well and good but its not talking to your customers whats the point?

  • FW Website Design, April 5, 2010

    These are some great minimalistic sites, Im currrently working on a minimalist site and these have been great inspiration, Thanks.

  • Zeitarbeit Duesseldorf, March 31, 2010

    We have changed our layout to a minimalistic layout, because the click-through rate and the conversion would be better, experts told us.

  • Deepak Kaletha, March 30, 2010

    A simple design and Excellent collection i like that

  • WpFolios, March 29, 2010

    nice list of minimal design inspiration…thanks for list..

  • Peterborough Web Design, March 26, 2010

    Hey, thanks for the post. I’ve been searching for some great ideas for some of my clients and these designs give me lots of good ideas. I can’t wait to look at the other designs you have on here.

  • High-Tech, March 26, 2010

    Really nice.
    I think if I like them so much it is because they are sober.
    By that I mean that they prouve that you don’t need to overload a page with images to make it look nice. They are almost full-css, and I like that.


  • Web Design, March 24, 2010

    It’s a real shame that flash is the enemy of SEO. I love working with flash but it just doesn’t make much sense to do so. Luckily, I can always showcase some cool flash based web design on my homepage.

  • Website Design Bristol, March 16, 2010

    Sometimes simple is best and highly effective, it lets the user enjoy the experience rather than them being bombarded with too much

  • Khantry, March 10, 2010

    good.. very nice minimalist design..

  • Davex, March 10, 2010

    There are some really cool design in this list, love it

  • I really like Frieze Magazine Design

  • Sean, February 28, 2010

    I’ve got the 26th beautiful minimalistic website riiight here


  • Freelance web designer, February 26, 2010

    Wow Wonderful design. neat n clean. it all about creative idea. I have to keep coming back to look so i bookmark it. thanks for sharing

  • Web Catch, February 16, 2010

    Minimalism is key! great examples. Given me some great ideas, i really like Cracked Shell design.

  • reiner, February 14, 2010

    nice work and very nice collection of simple website design

  • michael, February 14, 2010

    This is a good work, and great collection.

  • webdeluxe, February 9, 2010

    I love minimalistic websites, it’s all about creativity and ideas! Make something simple beautifull is not so easy as it seems!

  • john, February 6, 2010

    Your designs are very good, I have to keep coming back to look

  • Übersetzer, February 6, 2010

    Great collection – minimalism is the best way to present a website –
    For maximal minimalism try Elliot Jay Stocks WP theme Starkes and add a bit css – and ready is a clean coded wp-site. Cheers

  • Maxence, January 26, 2010

    Thanks for sharing these examples of minimalistic websites.

  • Campervan Hire Australia, January 25, 2010

    There are some reall simple and inspiring designs here thanks for this valuable post.

  • Cairns Web, January 23, 2010

    Although a little old this is still really valid, just remove the junk and get to the point.

  • Jason Kennedy, January 21, 2010

    Here is a great minimalistic photography site http://www.stephenkiersweddings.com/

  • Graphic Design Melbourne, January 20, 2010

    Great list of beautiful and simple websites.
    I am very drawn to these kind of sites, but I have to admit there are some crazy and ‘allover the place’ sites that I like too.

    However, these are fantastic, the only problem is most of my clients dislike them- they always feel something is missing, they are too used to the confronting type of designs.

  • LABOR, January 14, 2010

    Cool gallery. We have been recently updating our site, making it a little more non-minimalistic :). Less is more, yes…but the target audience knows so little it often needs more information than the people who make the site provide.

    Pay us a visit: http://www.das-labor.net


  • Cordless phones, January 13, 2010

    black on white seems to be a theme here

  • Eric Di Bari, January 8, 2010

    I got inspiration from these sites to come up with the first revision of my website here at http://www.employeratlas.com – it may be a little to simple though. Any suggestions?

  • web site promotions, January 8, 2010

    Really, fabulous design and nice posting,,,, always i like that posting always, which give informative design….so keep it

  • Adam Mayfield, January 6, 2010

    The 3 keys to a minimalist web design are…

    and easy to navigate.

    My hat goes off to the designers

  • Aaron Vaughn, January 6, 2010

    Amazing article some of those clean, crisp designs are really inspiring. Came across another website today called http://www.teNriA.com which is so sleek and simple – reminds me a bit of Apple.com. Now I better get back to designing my own website – thanks for the inspiration!

  • MeisterX, January 4, 2010

    nice work and very nice collection of simple website design.

    Greeetzzzz MX

  • lhoylhoy, January 4, 2010

    nice collection there buddy! I’m a big fan of minimalism in fact i’m also designing minimalist templates and this list gave me inpirations in most of my designs

  • seo, December 23, 2009

    It is really amazing what kind of services they can now offer through a great design.
    thank very much.

  • ClubPenguinCheats, December 22, 2009

    In my own way I have striven for minimalism and clarity – nothing should get in the way of the content and the message. I’d like to get some feedback on what is good and what is not.

  • Jeux, December 16, 2009

    Thanx for sharing. I’m really inspired by this post. Keep it up!

  • Chotrul Web Design, December 12, 2009

    Sadly some of these minimal web designs are no longer with us … such are the joys of the web! Having just come across this article, that was a shame.

    Many thanks for the selection though …

  • Alan, December 9, 2009

    Good article. Needs more dark designs (reverse light type on dark background), tho! ;-)

    My two favorite dark designs recently:

    http://www.blackestate.co.nz/ (a New Zealand vineyard)

    http://codep-help.co.cc/ (info and help for women abused by narcissists and sex-addicts)

    More dark designs! ;-)

  • Mobile tracker software, December 9, 2009

    Great ideas, I can always learn from these good designs and have more choice, thanks for the time.

  • web designing comapny india, December 8, 2009

    Thanks for compiling this long list. Haven’t yet gone through all of them though.

  • Rechnung online schreiben, December 6, 2009

    Awesome, your minimalistic list is great.

  • Werbetechnik, December 2, 2009

    These Layouts are really great. I love the minimalistic style also very much.
    Thanks for sharing this :-)

  • Lilli Green, November 29, 2009

    Thanks! Great collection and inspiration for my forthcoming relaunch!

  • Alleinunterhalter Köln, November 29, 2009

    I am a friend of minimalistic. Unfortunately my design company could not handle it
    with my page. i wish i could do this stuff by myself.
    thank you for showing these nice layouts!

  • Deepak Bari, November 28, 2009

    Your blog have done nice work some site are relay very attractive

  • Deepak Bari, November 28, 2009

    You have done nice work some site are relay very attractive

  • Paarth, November 28, 2009

    Those are very good inspiration in distinguishing the minimalistic design, really you post very good designs. bookmarked

  • Thanks for sharing awesome inspiration.

  • Web Design Bali, November 26, 2009

    Great combination between white spaces and Typography..

  • Website Designer Birmingham, November 26, 2009

    I’m not that keen on some of these designs, although some design that is minimal does catch my eye. I think the Swiss and German schools of design do a good job Bauhaus is a legend in the area http://www.bauhaus.de/english/ nice typeography and design

  • John Howell, November 23, 2009

    I really like the sites you have listed, you can always learn from looking around at other sites.

  • Nick, November 13, 2009

    Thanx for sharing. I’m really inspired by this post. Keep it up!

  • Pamela, November 9, 2009

    Thanks for the awesome inspiration – I really love your site!

  • Phil Owen, November 9, 2009

    Another great web design article. Always good to see other creative designs for inspiration..

  • Brandon, November 5, 2009

    Very nice collection there. All designs are great. Thank you for the share. My favorite design there is the non-design media.

  • Chel, November 5, 2009

    Great designs! My partner and I recently designed our website, and we were quite inspired by this post. We ended up going with something rather minimal but also a little crazy. Take a look here: http://www.espiraltranslations.com

  • Strony internetowe, November 1, 2009

    Nice collection!

  • Odzyskiwanie Danych, October 31, 2009

    Nifty designs, I’m picking one of these right now as I’m launching a new website.

  • Arizona bankruptcy lawyer, October 30, 2009

    Ben Hulse Design is my favorite, but the whole collection is great!

  • Discount Mole, October 30, 2009

    the first design is the best.

  • claudiamanie, October 27, 2009

    i realy like the info. thankx for sharing..

  • claudiamanie, October 27, 2009

    thanks for such a nice info. i really appreciate your thoughts sharing with us. keep it up!!!!

  • Hesje Andersson, October 14, 2009

    Hi Nice sites! A lot of white.
    I tried to be minimalistic and still colourful in this website for a musical choir.
    What do you think?
    My artwork on http://www.hesjeandersson.nl is not minimalistic but simple yes.

  • Cara Dixon, October 14, 2009

    These simple yet imaginative sites provide a great deal of inspiration. I particularly like the SEO web design – its showcases an interesting way of utilising a few simple colours in order to create a striking effect.

  • tejas, October 14, 2009

    These sites are very good inspiration in distinguishing the minimal because you don’t know how to do it, and minimal because you know exactly what to do with it. Good list

  • Templates, October 8, 2009

    We have recently gone for a minimalistic look.

  • Adam Bean, October 4, 2009

    Wow some really great design in amongst these.
    I particularly like the AMY Levy and the Ben Hulse. Just goes to show how effective and professional looking. Simple designs can be.

  • Thanks for putting this up I already had the rickat industry in my bookmarks but not the others. I really like these minimal design!

  • dmitri, September 23, 2009

    this is functional minimalism.

  • oxidizzy, September 23, 2009

    minimalist web site? i can’t identify the real minimalist in your definition. ^^
    how about my personal portfolio website. http://www.oxidizzy.com
    it’s look minimalist ??

  • Professional Website Templates, September 21, 2009

    Wow, with all these comments you sure are a reputable source. Please keep up the good work!

  • Richard Sharpe, September 7, 2009

    I love the whole less is more thing

  • flyer, September 3, 2009

    This websites are simple and smart. I like them!

  • voucher codes, August 18, 2009

    I really like this blog and visit here every day!
    I hope you will continue inspiring us (web designers) through your posts.


  • Mephisto Schuhe, August 13, 2009

    wooow, cool themes, I like the Mark Boulton Designs because the typhographie is awesome. Thanks for this cool topic.

  • Lee Johnson, July 23, 2009

    I am the owner of SEODesignStudio.com and have just started re-building the site. I am trying to keep the minimal look but add a few extras to keep it up to date. I will be starting the content from scratch so watch this spac if you like design and also SEO !

  • pom website design, July 18, 2009

    Ben Hulse Design looks really cool, thanks for sharing.

  • Veyton Templates, July 18, 2009

    some of them are very minimal, but also awesome. Nice themes.

  • miss battery, July 10, 2009

    some are good

  • martina, July 5, 2009

    the designs are nice & good…..

  • Jon, July 2, 2009

    A fairly minimalistic NEW social bookmarking site–in BETA:

  • free games, July 1, 2009

    I really like all of this minimalis design., It’s very simple yet beautiful …

  • mike, June 30, 2009

    this is not minimalism!
    someone who post an article like that should at leat know what minimalism is!

  • Sam, June 26, 2009

    Thanks for the great list inspirational website, will help out in a number of my upcoming designs :)

  • Shen, June 24, 2009

    Here’s a couple of my faves!:




  • Avik, June 11, 2009

    Outstanding collections.
    I will definitely opt for using these type of designs.

  • Defsi, June 8, 2009

    Check out http://www.hi-rise.co.uk/ for a real minimalistic site.

  • Laura Godfrey, June 5, 2009

    The theory that less is more certainly applies to the websites mentioned above. Using focal imagery works really well to help you build your website and can help link certain colours to enhance your design. It especially works well if you keep the design uncluttered with minimal text and secondary imagery. The 4th design shown above is my favourite and seems the most simplistic when it comes to the navigation. Great Post!

  • 4design, May 26, 2009

    You can even build a separate topic beautiful designs in the style of Web 2.0, which now has gained momentum and is very popular. Thank you!

  • web design, May 24, 2009

    Very nice design.Design collection is enriched.

  • futura, May 15, 2009

    Very interested designs!

  • almanssori, May 14, 2009

    We have recently gone for a minimalistic look. I think the added bonus is load times.

  • Amar Chaudhary, May 9, 2009

    Daniel Scrivner
    Great job I really liked it.

  • jaymin kansara, May 7, 2009

    all designs are very nice…

  • PS Website Design UK, May 7, 2009

    A very nice collection of simple website design. But like Fudde say’s; there is a lot of design companys here!

  • Jonathan, May 7, 2009

    Great examples of “Less is More”!

  • Fudde, April 28, 2009

    Why are most websites presented here design companies? There are many more websites with a different topic that are minimalistic as well!

  • webmoney, April 19, 2009

    Clean and great!

  • Agora Web Design, April 5, 2009

    Great selection of sites.

  • Thanks for designing a site it is a beautiful designing
    i love its. im just working as a site design and i learn how to design a good site


  • max, March 22, 2009

    This is my minimalistic design.

  • web design preston, March 19, 2009

    We have recently gone for a minimalistic look. I think the added bonus is load times.

  • Website Design Norwich, March 18, 2009

    Would you consider my website: http://www.creativehat.co.uk?

  • Miss Battery, March 11, 2009

    Great, excellent sites
    so beautiful

  • Heather Kyle, March 3, 2009

    Thank you for posting the Minimalist Website Designs. I find the typography, colors and the appropriate use of negative space in these designs to be very refreshing and inspirational.

  • I love the designs selected here – the more minimalist a design is the more visible the message. Thank you!

  • pandu, February 17, 2009

    It’s a wonderful design indeed. Love to see a clean minimalistic design and willing to have one. It’s really a great job.

  • Murray, February 15, 2009

    This is a really great collection of web designs. I work with small business to help them develop an internet presence and business as a result. I believe designs such as you’ve displayed here are much more effective than a typical massively expensive flash site. Nice stuff!

  • tasarım, February 7, 2009

    nice collection.

  • Movado, February 4, 2009

    Excellent collection. I love minimalist sites. Nothing must get in the way of the content which is why people are there. I have tried to keep my blog as minimal as possible as it’s the writing content I want people to see.

    I hasten to add I am no designer, so it doesn’t work in IE, lol.

  • Lucid Design, February 3, 2009

    Nice collection, thank you. Although I would say I wouldn’t necessarily classify all of them strictly as minimalist—some are quite busy.

  • Rachael, February 2, 2009


    This is a simply beautiful collection of websites. Keep up the great work!

  • Dewaji SEO Test, January 4, 2009

    Basic, clean and simple – very effective designs inspiration, thanks for collecting all this minimalistic design

  • kumbh design, December 29, 2008

    excellent collection, thanks

  • Webdesign, December 28, 2008

    Very nice portfolio. Just bookmarked! Thanks!

  • Joe, December 2, 2008

    Minimal? Yes. Beautiful? Not even close.

  • BORABORA, November 22, 2008

    Really really nice minimalistic website designs!
    I would love to see mine on this page too :)

  • Jason Gaylor, November 16, 2008

    I’d like to think I kept things fairly simple on http://www.jasongaylor.com

  • gortler, October 28, 2008

    good post, bookmarking this.

  • Adriatic Web Design, October 25, 2008

    Simplicity is a virtue! thanks alot

  • India Web Design, October 4, 2008

    I always prefer simple minimal websites. You can have a peep in my website http://www.cyberhari.com.
    I am very much enlightened to see so many people with similar interest. Good Work!

  • Braeden, September 30, 2008

    I like the list! Fantastic compilation. The “None-Design” one is magical. Great!

    I just finished my site – tried to make it quite minimalistic. How does it look?

  • Web Design Los Angeles, September 23, 2008

    Simplicty is the best way to go, having so much going on is a little unattractive

  • xok (indie clothing), September 16, 2008

    Simplicity is always the best policy online, right? Great list, beautiful sites, thanks for sharing.

  • dulal khan, September 3, 2008

    please visit this site

  • dulal khan, September 3, 2008

    minimum website are good looking. Most of the design are very simple and nothing extraordinary. please visit this.

  • BilgiDeposu, August 31, 2008

    thanx for sharing..
    nice designs so nice sites…

  • Sandy, August 30, 2008

    Great Information.. I enjoyed the websites…


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  • Zoltan Tomory, August 20, 2008

    Relatively speaking I get “minimalistic” and think I have a feel for it when I see it, but do you have formal parameters outlining what you mean?

  • I love how those sites looks. But i would say, NoneDesign really is the best, thats is just my opinion of course.But thanks a lot for sharing them.

  • Gadget, August 5, 2008

    I’m glad the minimalist, typography approach is appreciated, but I wish it was more-so compared to graphically heavy sites.

  • frank, August 4, 2008

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Basic, clean and simple – yet very effective designs.

  • Kai, August 4, 2008

    Thanks for sharing these examples of minimalistic websites.

  • Heeren, August 1, 2008


    Excellent collection , usaully i dont like minimal but this one are simly gr8.

    thanks for sharing

  • Karan Goyal, July 27, 2008

    Nice designs, all arer great, but SEO Design Studio is “the best”

  • TIC, July 26, 2008

    Some of this designs are so minimalistic that they shouldn’t even call them Designs :P just jocking :D

  • SBT Bilgisayar, July 25, 2008

    Thanks A Lot
    Crazy Designs, I’m like in so love with minimal designs and it just takes it to a whole different level

  • Firenze, July 24, 2008

    Hi I really like this blog…I hope you will continue inspiring us (web designers) through your posts. I am a noob in web designing, and I find your tips and posts very useful. Godspeed

    best regards from Philippines!

  • Mike, July 14, 2008

    Very nice designs, can you take a look at the design on my site Day 26

  • Fahim Akhter, July 14, 2008

    Crazy Designs, I’m like in so love with minimal designs and it just takes it to a whole different level

  • Juan Pablo, July 11, 2008

    Cool article, thanks!

  • Mark, June 23, 2008

    Check http://www.starmenusa.com out! They are a design group from Los Angeles. Very nice!

  • Sinol, June 19, 2008

    very nice collection, simple and attractive design is very important with this help people attract your site and also read Content easily.

  • William, June 13, 2008

    very good!
    much better than mine
    I hope I could make it well like you do

  • Bilgisayar, June 12, 2008

    I love minimalistic designs. Thanks for sharing all of these Steven, I enjoyed looking through your selection

  • darkj, June 5, 2008

    matt spann has a good one

  • Karl Hardisty, June 2, 2008

    I am a big fan of minimalism with regard to web design. The sites above are definitely examples of this, although I find a number bordering on austere, especially with regard to colour.

    My favourite is johnmerrells.com as it’s restrained, but still brings colour and gradient to the mix.

  • It’s very good one post.

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  • Chinese SEO Expert, May 20, 2008

    It must have taked a lot of time to search and collect these beautiful website. Well done, Thank you! I am still new to web desgin, hope my website will be in this updated list someday in the future. :)

  • Kiribu, May 18, 2008

    I love minimalist website design… when i can find it. They’re quite rare. But i think – sadly – it’s an aesthetic appeciation that is lacking. In music, silence holds the notes together; it’s the space in which they are born. Same with design. The while space is so important; it gives room for the content to breathe.

  • dom-casino, May 15, 2008

    I have gone through one superb design websites, and they really rocks, amazing design they have made for their blog.


  • Enzo, May 10, 2008

    I like http://www.hazelwoodtimes.com too. Nice simple, clean designed news site.

  • Reverse Mergers, May 6, 2008

    I love simplistic yet effective designs… too many people try to complicate things when it comes to design. Complex designs usually mean more to take your visitor’s attention span off of the verbiage or message you are trying to get across to them.

  • website design, May 5, 2008

    Simplicity seems to become website fashion trend. Everyone tend to design their website looks simple and elegant. This thread brings me back to the good old days with frame, bling bling text link and animated gif… lol

  • Seo company india, May 1, 2008

    Simple though Beautiful designs a very rare collection of such minimal designs is seen i liked specially the ” Frieze Magazine ” .

  • website design, April 24, 2008


  • tushar nayak, April 13, 2008

    wow! thats fantabolous

  • sheds, April 9, 2008

    i have some useful websites which add a value to this list

    which is bloomtools, australianfranchises.com.au and geckointeractive.com.au hope i am right..

  • beautiful design your site .website design good

  • Vish, March 24, 2008

    except one, almost all the others have designed in white.. sortta cool ones.!

  • Ashper, March 21, 2008

    misspelled: it was http://www.cursivebits.com

  • Ashper, March 21, 2008

    http://www.cursibits.com too has a very good interface.

  • enfopedia, March 15, 2008

    Great post to bookmark when you need “design” ideas.

    Thanks for the post.

  • motorrev, March 11, 2008

    Some of the sites are really good.

  • Deb, March 11, 2008

    Really some beautiful websites displayed out here.

  • Dolf James, March 10, 2008

    I am just getting started and lean in the minialist direction. I enjoyed looking over your list.

  • peri oyunları, March 9, 2008

    minimalist design provides maxsimum usability.

  • Abhishek - Website Design, March 2, 2008

    Great Design Work!

  • Kelfy, February 21, 2008

    Simplicity seems to become website fashion trend. Everyone tend to design their website looks simple and elegant. This thread brings me back to the good old days with frame, bling bling text link and animated gif… lol

  • A great website about decor and home design. Also tips about how to clean and care Cowhide Rugs, Calf Hides and Skins

  • Those sites look very good, but don’t forget that sometimes using “Simple” white templates can hinder your blog performance in terms of memorability!

  • Dwayne Charrington, February 11, 2008

    The John Merrells layout is possibly my favourite in this list. But the rest weren’t that bad though, I still thought they were effective at being minimalistic.

    – Dwayne Charrington.

  • JBiggs, February 6, 2008

    I’m very enjoy reading this content.
    Thank you for good information :)

  • sophie, January 31, 2008

    here is another site that caught my attention.


  • offshore software development, January 21, 2008

    nice website designs,
    nice to see it
    please keep it up

  • Atul Vaidya, January 20, 2008

    ExplainThat! is my own site. In my own way I have striven for minimalism and clarity – nothing should get in the way of the content and the message. I’d like to get some feedback on what is good and what is not.

  • dave, January 15, 2008

    All nice, minimalist designs, except the word “minimalistic,” which has an unnecessary “ic” tacked on at the end.

  • web design, January 11, 2008

    Hey Look my web design site.

    Is very good and it is a css 2 design, just like our my work.

    So just look http://ooyes.net and be nice :)

  • website beoordeling, January 9, 2008

    Thanks for the insight in this article and the other comments given by other users on this article.

  • craig, January 5, 2008

    To build a kick ass website and to have traffic flooding to your website i recommend using http://www.registereddot.com for all your web publishing needs.

  • Mikael Siirilä, January 1, 2008

    Scandinavian minimalism: http://www.nordenswansiirila.fi

  • Aelizia, November 26, 2007

    Excellent Designs!.Especially that frieze design is superb.
    Good going.Keep it up!

  • Jetmen, November 24, 2007

    I work at a minimalistic Website. http://www.leoamato.com

  • ang, November 12, 2007

    nice selection. i like jonno riekwel and seo design studio.

  • Seo Design Solutions, October 30, 2007

    I like the form and function seamlessly integrated with the airy use of white space and solid definition that many of these sites emulate. I am an artist first and one who creates SEO web design second, but I truly appreciate minimalist web design such as this. It truly is inspiring.

  • Vandelay Design, October 29, 2007

    No problem, I really like your design. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Curtis, October 29, 2007

    Thanks for listing my site! Wish I would’ve cleaned it up earlier.

    The design will be released as a free WordPress theme soon.

  • Web Portal Development, October 29, 2007

    Nice collection Vandelay,

    I found some beautiful design which i can use in our new projrcts…..

  • Web Designing, October 27, 2007

    In my opinion minimalistic website are better in points of SEO.

  • Vandelay Design, October 26, 2007

    Sorry you didn’t like them. Funny how you chose to leave an anonymous comment with no link when you have something negative to say.

  • pop, October 26, 2007

    crap websites .. thats the end of that!

  • Karthik Balaguru, October 26, 2007

    Good Impressive Collection :)

    I think, ‘Google’ has also got an Efficient Simple design :):)

    Karthik Balaguru

  • Elliott Cost, October 26, 2007

    Nice list! My site is done… Will you add it :)

  • Keen, October 26, 2007

    Daniel Scrivner’s site is the most beautiful website out of all these. Its simple and clean.

  • Jayme, October 25, 2007

    Yeah Mitch Bryson is the one posting my client’s work on his site without their consent — even after they sent a formal letter requesting that their work be taken down. I advise not to use him for any work unless you want a childish 21 yr old involved in your project.

  • Gabriel, October 25, 2007

    You need to see our web site too:


  • Chris Coyier, October 24, 2007

    I’ll vote for Daniel Scrivner, very very nice site.

  • Vandelay Design, October 24, 2007

    Sorry you didn’t like any of them. Not everyone has the same opinion on designs.

    Thanks everyone for your feedback and suggestions.

  • Jason, October 24, 2007

    I’d vote for http://www.tripntale.com

  • Acopic - Web Designers, October 24, 2007

    Some nice designs there. Most pretty well known but nice never the less. I really like the Rainfall Daffinson design.

  • moses, October 24, 2007

    Great design examples … we’re in the process of re-launching our new website and in the mean time, we decided to use a minimalistic design for our front page. It’s funny, never thought we would receive so much praise for a static front page. But goes to show you, simple is better.

  • tobto.org, October 24, 2007

    primitive design IS creative art without any pictures. try that.

  • GraphicArist22, October 24, 2007

    i found this website designer, the prices seem cheap and the art is looks authentic and orginal. check out the two sites they have on the choose your site link. i have seen both of those sites before. i like the contact page, a little humorous!


  • Madhur Kapoor, October 23, 2007

    I would too love to have a simple design like that . These design are good for getting some inspiration for designing.

  • Multimedia, October 23, 2007

    SEO Design Studio! Who does work with them?

  • Jirka, October 23, 2007

    Hi, look at http://www.sonnenstaub.com – these are some friends of mine – minimalistic and beauty is their passion…

  • Wayne Liew, October 23, 2007

    Minimalistic always is good in terms of site loads speed but I find that it is hard for minimalistic themes to fit in any colourful banners. I am not sure about others but I am facing the problem.

    Anyway, the list of sites are applying minimalistic well and they certainly looked good.

  • John, October 23, 2007

    I think http://rndware.info is beautiful and minimalistic too :)

  • Lee, October 23, 2007

    You forgot http://leenutter.com/

  • Russ @ bombay potatoes, October 23, 2007

    I looked at a bunch of them and I must admit I didn’t like a single one.

  • Jon - FreelanceFolder, October 23, 2007

    Nice list Steven! I especially like SEO Design Studio and Ben Hulse Design. How come VandelayDesign is not the list? :D

  • Daniel Fischer, October 23, 2007

    I’d have to agree that most of these designs do excel in the minimalistic department; good compilation!

  • Ropley, October 23, 2007

    I’ve been experimenting in minimalism with my small site. It gives a tremendous sense of release and freedom, and lets you focus on the power of words. Of course imagery and color have power too, but words are themselves minimalist representations of often complex concepts.

  • Tay - Make Money Blogging, October 23, 2007

    I love minimalistic designs. Thanks for sharing all of these Steven, I enjoyed looking through your selection. :)

  • Web Kleck, October 23, 2007

    minimalistic doesnt mean white. I woud have liked to have seen more colour out of 25 designs

  • Lyndon Antcliff, October 23, 2007

    Excellent collection. I love minimalist sites. Nothing must get in the way of the content which is why people are there. I have tried to keep my blog as minimal as possible as it’s the writing content I want people to see.

    I hasten to add I am no designer, so it doesn’t work in IE, lol.

  • 3kolone, October 23, 2007

    nice selection

  • Domtan, October 22, 2007

    Minimalistic designs are the way. It has great benefits, the illusion automatically transforms content into an elegant masterpiece. “Daily Blog Tips” also have a very clean cut design.

  • chipseo, October 22, 2007

    That is a great collection… I like simple designs as well. Simple and clean are great attention getters when you want to highlight something it is easy when everything else is clean. Scott

  • Vandelay Design, October 22, 2007

    Thanks for your response. Let me know when your site is done, I’d like to see it.

  • TyCat, October 22, 2007

    There are some very well designed sites out there. I hope my site(when done) can be on a list like this.