30 Awesome Minimalist Designs

What is minimalistic design? Is it white space? Is it less colour? Is it less space in general? Everyone has different opinions about using less in web design. The awesome minimalistic designs below are just a few from around the web. The post was first published at Floobe on 29th January 2009 (One of the posts ported from Floobe before Floobe.com ends.)


Elliott Kember formerly of Carsonified.
Mark Boulton design is simplistic and clean
Tim Van Damme, small website recently cloned before Tim stepped in.
The clean typographic desk reference design
Words are pictures by Craig Ward
Less is more at Artifice Studios
So thin, so simple.
The web is still evolving according to Travis Gertz.
Simple, clear portfolio site from Sam Bowler
You dont need a busy ecommerce design to sell products.
A DJ website which doesn't need to be flash to be effective.
Simple, like a mac app should be.
Alvin Chan uses a dark and clean design to showcase his work.
Excellent use of space by Mark Wieman
Showing that you dont know how to be effective.
Clear and concise for Jamie Gregory
Designed by Elliot Jay Stocks for Samantha Cliffe
Everything on one simple slick little site.
A clear way to show portfolio work from Berit Somme
Nice and clean design blog
Excellent lifestream by Mark Jardine
Although the b group use a large background image, their overall site uses the least amount of space of the showcased sites.
Jason utilises a jquery portfolio to minimise the amount of space his website takes up.
Minimal space, large portfolio!
cameron.io doing minimalistic design well
Awesome.
Its so easy to show more with less
Minimal is cool
The French minimalists

So there you go, a showcase of 30 minimalist design. It’s not difficult and in many ways beautiful!

You turn to talk, which are your favorite clean designs? Is there anyone we have missed who would like to be included in Part 2? Get in touch.