The most important factor for minimal to work well, as it should be with all design styles (but, not always the case), is the content. Without good writing or a strong portfolio, the style has no impact and the web design looks cheap. And that is the key to minimal, in the hands of a skilled web designer, they know that the site design has to accentuate the content, and the content, in return, emphasizes the web design.
Creating an efficient minimal web design, at first thought, would seem to be the cheaper, easier and quicker option to merely throw up a site That is most definitely not the case. Knowing what elements to strip out of a page while still maintaining usability is just one of the-the many skills you will need to build successfully a minimal design.
For a more up to date selection of minimally designed website, take a look at this post: 25 Beautiful Examples of Modern Minimal Web Design.
Minimal Personal Blog
Minimal Personal Portfolio Light
super8 – Portfolio of Andrew Cross
Klim Type Foundry
Minimal Personal Portfolio Dark
GraphicDZNR – Jesse Dodds
Minimal Magazine Style
Life of My Story
The Post Family
BB – Bisgrafic Blog
Corporate and Commercial Minimal Designs
Bespoke Kitchen Furniture
Bertelli – Biciclette Assemblate
Miguel Buckenmeyer & Co.
Mark Boulton Design
Landor – Strategic Brand Consulting and Design
Nordenswan & Siirilä
A Minimal Splash of Color
The Bigger Design, Inc.
Minimalism and Flash
JØSHUA SERBÜS – Interactive Designer
OurType Fine Type from Europe