25 Beautifully Minimalist Websites – Part 5

Over the past year and a half, I have published four collections of inspirational websites with a minimalist approach to the design. Since more great websites of this style keep appearing, and since readers continue to show an interest in this style, here is the fifth edition. You can see the first four parts here:

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





This is Aaron’s Life

This is Aaron's Life







Chanel Wood

Chanel Wood





Rich Morris

Rich Morris



Wilson Miner

Wilson Miner

Opitek Lammerant

Opitek Lammerant









Tam Cao

Tam Cao





Rene Hornig

Rene Hornig

Lee Simpson

Lee Simpson

Jon Phillips

Jon Phillips

Monty Lounge Industries

Monty Lounge Industries

Finely Sliced

Finely Sliced

For more design inspiration, see:

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  • Raymond Selda, February 3, 2009

    Thank you for continuously providing us with a constant list of inspirational minimalist designs.

  • Aaron Irizarry, February 3, 2009

    Great List! this whole series of lists is awesome, thanks for the mention also.

    Aaron I

  • Predator7, February 3, 2009

    Beautiful minimalist designs, simple yet effective. Thank you!

  • Nathan Beck, February 3, 2009

    Absolutely bang on selection once again. You keep crafting top selections like these and you’ll have to get them published. I’d look a high quality desktop reference of these great selections of inspirational sites.

    Thanks again guys!

  • Chase, February 3, 2009

    Great list! Thanks for some excellent examples of minimalistic design for inspiration! :)

  • Thomas, February 3, 2009

    Great List, Thanks. I love Rich Morris

  • AthenaEmily, February 3, 2009

    Thanks! Great list, nice to see some of these, I love minimalist style.

  • joyoge designers' bookmark, February 3, 2009

    nice inspiration list thanks..

  • Josh, February 3, 2009

    Awesome list, minimal designs are always the most effective, thanks for the inspiration.

  • Danny Outlaw, February 3, 2009

    Its amazing how much creativity it takes to do a minimal design. It almost takes more than a typical design.

    I dont think anyone can truly appreciate the hardw ork that goes into these designs until they try to design one themselves.

  • jQuery HowTo, February 3, 2009

    This is a nice list, but “This is Aaron’s Life” is using a free wordpress theme as far as I can remember. See wordpress site, I recently used it for some project…

  • Stuart Thursby, February 3, 2009

    Once again, a fantastic selection of sites – the first four parts provided much inspiration as part of my own website re-design! Much appreciated.

  • Vandelay Design, February 3, 2009

    I agree completely.

    If that’s a free theme I apologize for not knowing that.

  • Daus, February 3, 2009

    Nice selection.

  • Lee, February 3, 2009

    Hey chaps!

    Retweeted this earlier but didn’t realise I was up on the list. Thanks!

    Nice to see my humble little site up their with some awesome design.

  • Timothy, February 3, 2009

    Great list. Thanks

  • Vandelay Design, February 3, 2009

    Glad to hear that the series has been helpful!

  • Dan, February 3, 2009

    Thanks for the compliments and linkage. Sorry I had to go redesign on ya! (wurkit.com) But it looks pretty close. Just wanted to get a blog/portfolio incorporated. Thanks again!

    • Vandelay Design, February 4, 2009

      Hey Dan,
      Haha! I’ve never had a site that I featured actually change before I published the post (that I’m aware of anyway).

  • Ray, February 4, 2009

    Thanks for including my modest little site in this round up! You’ve made my day!

  • Jenn, February 4, 2009

    Thanks – hopefully you’ll feature my site one of these days :)

  • Mandar, February 4, 2009

    Hi Folks,

    Would like to draw your attention to our minimalist web design currently in BETA.

    Your comments and feedback are highly appreciated.


  • Jimmy Oh, February 4, 2009

    But hey, where’s my web site? ;)

  • Online hry, February 4, 2009

    Hey, great list, Distrop and Monty Lounge Industries are great websites.

  • Susan, February 4, 2009

    This is an awesome list!

  • Shawn Lindsey, February 5, 2009

    Very nice websites, these are very nice to have for simple quality sites.

    They are very sleek while at the same time providing nice professional quality.

  • Adam, February 6, 2009

    Please let me know what you think of my site for the next round, and if you have any suggestions, by all means, fire away!

  • sidelanes, February 6, 2009

    More good minimal sites. I’m bookmarking this… Thanks!

  • vojto, February 7, 2009

    very nice list, I like these sipmle webs

  • Christopher Ross, February 8, 2009

    Daytum is lovely, it’s such a great (simple) web design!

  • Joomla Development, February 13, 2009

    Nice collection of web designs.

  • Ernie Small, February 17, 2009

    nice collection of simple websites. they do say that the simplest solution is often the best solution….

  • Florida Web Design, March 7, 2009

    Nice list. I like how you set this all up and also shown previews of the websites. I didn’t get the chance to visit every single one of them but good rankings.

  • Chanel, March 9, 2009

    Thanks for including my website in here! :)

    Great list – I especially love the ones mentioned here that are based on grids… that’s one trend I love since it’s so simple, clean, visually-appealing, and well, geometric!

  • Kenny, July 8, 2009

    There is that saying “Less is more” this line up shows how true that is.

  • TomTom, July 14, 2009

    This is rather new I guess, but it’s a website ABOUT minimalism and it’s one of my favorites: http://www.minimalismi.com

  • Shen, August 11, 2009

    For all those looking for resources/inspiration, check out these: :)


  • Igor Jovic, August 24, 2009

    Awsome! Great collection!

  • Ed, October 2, 2009

    Thanks for sharing this! Nice collection, good inspiration.

  • blog installation, November 28, 2009

    this is really a new list not in any other blog. thanks

  • Gelinlik, December 7, 2009

    Absolutely bang on selection once again. You keep crafting top selections like these and you’ll have to get them published.

  • seo, December 23, 2009

    Thanks for sharing this! Nice collection.

  • Webdesign Berlin, January 13, 2010

    Very nice collection of cool sites. I like that minimal style!

  • Esben, January 18, 2010

    Just found this post. Very nice collection.

  • Nicu, February 5, 2010

    I recently redesigned my portfolio with minimalism in mind. You can check it out here http://www.nicu.ws Let me know what you think.

  • SEO Hosting, February 5, 2010

    Great collection! This is definitely one of the better collection of minimalist web designs. Thanks!

  • Vincent - B-basic.com, June 8, 2010

    Nice post. How about my blog? About minimalism (in dutch) and minimalistic too ;)
    No just kidding, I like this collection a lot!

  • Marc, February 18, 2011

    After 2 years this list ist still very up 2 date from a design point of view. Simple design is timeless.

  • Sonja, Webdesign aus Köln, February 18, 2011

    Very nice examples of minimlist and clean Webdesign! I will work hard to be part of your list one day with some of my designs ;-)

  • Thomas Mülelr, February 24, 2011

    Whow… What a nice selection of themes, i appreciate the minimal designs as im a fan of those.
    Thanks for posting this

  • Webdesign Rosenheim, March 21, 2011

    Like the DAYTUM very much – Easy – Clear and Fast – Perfekt

  • Dipesh Batheja, May 30, 2011

    Thanks for listing http://www.NetlingsHQ.com. We redesigned our site recently, hope you will like it too! But if you wish to see older version listed here, you can look at http://netlingshq.railsplayground.net/.