50 Beautiful Examples of Minimalism in Modern Web Design

All designers have different interpretations of what minimal web design truly is, but most would agree that the purpose of an effective minimally designed web page is to layout the content in such a way that no single element distracts attention from the visual hierarchy. And the key to achieving minimal distraction is to initially have a well-structured backbone focused on the comparative space relation between the fundamental elements of the web page.

Although, minimal design does seem to have evolved ever so slightly over the last few years, especially within web design. Trends, techniques, and user expectations have changed and quite remarkably this has resulted in alterations to the look and feel of what we would typically define as a minimal site.

Those boundaries that had previously existed between all mainstream web design trends have become blurry, resulting in a blend of styles, where only the best parts of each have been wisely selected to create a whole new minimal style. This is the modern web.

This gallery features 50 minimally designed sites that have not only stripped away all non-essential elements, but have also successfully absorbed other popular modern design trends, like over-sized typography and large imagery, simple yet effective navigation systems, long scrolling, carefully selected interactive elements, flat design, and all use the latest responsive techniques.

And, as you would expect from minimal web design, focus is firmly put on the content.

Another Pony

Another Pony modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Huge

Huge modern clean web design site inspiration example

Manuel Rueda

Manuel Rueda modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Bedow

Bedow modern clean web design site inspiration example

Adam Andrascik

Adam Andrascik modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Electric Bodies

Electric Bodies modern clean web design site inspiration example

MmD

MmD modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Reducing the Obvious

Reducing the Obvious modern minimal web design site inspiration example

Jorge Riera

Jorge Riera modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Design Co.Mission

Design Co.Mission modern minimal web design site inspiration example

Socialis

Socialis modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Jonathan da Costa

Jonathan da Costa modern minimal web design site inspiration example

Intersection

Intersection modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Tim Brack

Tim Brack modern minimal web design site inspiration example

Hatch Inc

Hatch Inc modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Trois Oiseaux

Trois Oiseaux modern minimal web design site inspiration example

McChillin

McChillin modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Cory Gibbons

Cory Gibbons modern minimal web design site inspiration example

AYR

AYR modern minimal design web site inspiration example

BKKR

BKKR modern minimal web design site inspiration example

Pieternel Vermoortel

Pieternel Vermoortel modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Lexican

Lexican modern minimal web design site inspiration example

Arne Meister

Arne Meister modern minimal design web site inspiration example

Mike Kus

Mike Kus modern minimal web design site inspiration example

Brault & Barnes Design

Brault Barnes Design modern minimal design web site inspiration example

NewVision

NewVision modern clean web design site inspiration example

Sang Han

Sang Han modern minimal design web site inspiration example

The Mobile Index

The Mobile Index modern clean web design site inspiration example

Kerem Suer

homepage of Kerem Suer inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Daniel Benneworth-Gray

inspiration Daniel Benneworth-Gray example modern minimalist web design

More Air

homepage of More Air inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Ale De Carvalho

inspiration Ale De Carvalho example modern minimalist web design

Another Pony

homepage of Another Pony inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Control Films

inspiration Control Films example modern minimalist web design

Andrew McCarthy

homepage of Andrew McCarthy inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Yaron Schoen

inspiration Yaron Schoen example modern minimalist web design

Scytale

homepage of Scytale inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Gavin Potenza

inspiration Gavin Potenza example modern minimalist web design

Kyle Thacker

inspiration Kyle Thacker example modern minimalist web design

Neue Yorke

inspiration Neue Yorke example modern minimalist web design

Hatch Inc

homepage of Hatch Inc inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Jim Ramsden

inspiration Jim Ramsden example modern minimalist web design

Ada Blackjack Shop

homepage of Ada Blackjack Shop inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Oak Street Bootmakers

inspiration Oak Street Bootmakers example modern minimalist web design

Refryed Design

inspiration Refryed Design example modern minimalist web design

Alistair Lane

homepage of Alistair Lane inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

CO OP

inspiration CO OP example modern minimalist web design

John Sparrow

homepage of John Sparrow inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Shadow

inspiration Shadow example modern minimalist web design

Northbound Design

homepage of Northbound Design inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

ECC Lighting & Furniture

inspiration ECC Lighting & Furniture example modern minimalist web design

Cedric Vella

homepage of Cedric Vella inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Maier & Maier Photography

inspiration Maier & Maier Photography example modern minimalist web design

Clocksmiths

homepage Clocksmiths inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Belancio

inspiration Belancio example modern minimalist web design

Jean-Maxime Brais

inspiration Jean-Maxime Brais example modern minimalist web design

Sketchin

homepage of Sketchin inspirational example of modern minimalism in web design

Dumbo Townhouses

inspiration Dumbo Townhouses example modern minimalist web design

If you would like to take things further, take a look at the Ultra-Minimal web design trend.

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Paul Andrew

Paul is the founder and editor of Speckyboy Design Magazine. He has many years experience within the web design industry and a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He lives in the small town of Inverness in the north of Scotland. Follow him on Twitter.

Comments

  • Bert

    Many of these sites while visually nice, are confusing and frustrating to use. Some excellent examples of worst cases of design over function.

  • Søren Schrøder

    It might be a matter of taste, but most of these are very confusing and not very user friendly. And not that good looking either. Seems to be weird for the sake of being weird.

  • excellent examples for inspiration