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25 Beautiful Minimalistic Website Designs (Part 1)

25 Beautiful Minimalistic Website Designs

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It seems that everyone has a different opinion of what qualifies as a minimalistic design. 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.

If you’re looking to learn more about design websites, please see our post Learn Web Design for plenty of resources to help your educational pursuit.

For more design inspiration, see:

If you appreciate websites with a minimalist design style, you’ll love our new gallery site Minimal Exhibit.

Rainfall Daffinson
A design firm whose website uses a minimalistic approach to show its work.

Rainfall Daffinson

John Merrells
The blog of entrepreneur John Merrells uses a simple layout with a distinct header image.

John Merrells

SEO Design Studio
A UK SEO Design company that makes a nice use of a few colors.

SEO Design Studio

Ben Hulse Design
The portfolio of a designer and photographer.

Ben Hulse Design

Amy Levy Public Relations
Los Angeles based PR consultant with a very simple and attractive layout.

Amy Levy PR

 

Jan Reichle
A director and cinematographer with black and white homepage.

Jan Reichle

Brand Spanking New
A three-columned blog whose simple layout allows the content to stand out.

Brand Spanking New

SMO Blog
A nice minimalistic WordPress blog with an attractive color scheme on white background.

SMO Blog

Frieze Magazine
A European magazine of art and culture, Frieze uses several photographs to complement a simple, but beautiful, design.

Frieze Magazine

Mitch Bryson
A portfolio of a UK designer.

Mitch Bryson

simpleModus
Another design company that uses a simple design.

simpleModus

Daniel Scrivner
The portfolio of a web and print designer.

Daniel Scrivner

 

Indie Labs
The home of a two-man team of web developers.

Indie Labs

Jeff Croft
The blog of an accomplished web and graphic designer.

Jeff Croft

Kind Company
Web and print design company that focuses on simple, usable designs.

Kind Company

Vitec
The portfolio of a freelance web designer.

Vitec

Rikcat Industries
A portfolio that uses a black and white look.

Rikcat Industries

The Morning News
A different kind of news site that doesn’t include a lot of the extra design elements found on most news sites.

The Morning News

Cracked Shell
A California-based designer with a very nice portfolio site.

Crakced Shell

WordPress
The home of leading blogging and CMS provider.

WordPress

Mark Boulton Design
A small design studio that focuses on simple designs.

Mark Boulton Design

AIGA/NY
The New York Chapter of a professional association for design.

AIGA/NY

Jonno Riekwel
The minimalistic portfolio of designer Jonno Riekwel.

Jonno Riekwel

None-Design Media
A portfolio site that uses a black background.

None-Design

Wan Zafran
A personal site that uses minimal amounts of color.

Wan Zafran

EDIT: Also see the follow ups to this collection:

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