Website designing has become very tough today. The online space is abuzz with billions of websites and each site owner wants to look unique so that it can boast of an exclusive look. Well, each has his own outlook on the layout but now a days, minimalism is getting more attention and happens to be the ruling theme. So, what do minimalist website layouts point towards? Are they use of less images and more typography or vice verse or just a question of how the details and images are placed? The answer is a little difficult to answer but one thing is sure that it comprises all these above elements.
Minimalist website layouts have certain obvious benefit. First and foremost they don‘t take much time to load. Secondly, they let the users gather in the details easily and do not distract him. They also take fewer server resources and last but not the least they are easier to develop. However, the last point is still a debatable issue as simple things may not look complicated but a lot of complications do come in the way of creating that simplicity. Here we have some 35 minimalist website layouts in different designs to give an insight into the details of these much-talked about phenomena.
This theme emphasizes on how and why simplicity is best policy. The clean layout puts all the focus on the content of the theme and makes it super readable and enjoyable when checking the site.
Cool and animated black and white website with icons that play once you open the site and click on them.
Simple and neat with an image of a girl who is the only routing point to get further details of the site.
Fringe Web Development
Detailed description in small and regular fonts placed at proper distance that has a sober look.
This is a cool and colorful site with a cool image of a magician emerging from the clouds.
Bart Jan Verhoef
This website looks like the webpage of a personal diary and has an interesting introduction.
This extremely plain looking site with simple numeric icons has a unique look.
This site is based on the assumption that putting in something unique among a similar lot makes the thing noticeable.
Grain and Gram
Appropriate detailed description with a single effective image in the corner.
Slightly colorful but overall neat and clean with icons having much shape displayed in order.
Neat and small typography over a dark backdrop revealing the shadow of a man makes this website a little creepy and mysterious.
Looking like the well-arranged shelf in a store, the website draws attention with its many, small icons.
Properly ordered with dark shaded windows giving out information in a clean and clear way.
You can see magic unfolding here as the geometrical icons have a superb display.
The Jagged Orbit
A pictorial display with almost nil typography, makes this website a stand out from the rest.
Contemporary Art Centre
This site really looks like one belonging to an art center as the majestic image complements it perfectly.
The fully green color website has a vibrant and bright display that grabs your attention in seconds.
A black and white three column website with emphasis on imagery.
Lots of white space with well-described icons present a cool minimalistic look.
Single column website with bold and small typography giving out the details.
We are all Connect
Grid based design structure with colorful window images taking you on the entire website tour.
Bones Brigade DJs
The pink and white combination looks so lovely and this website with minimal typography uses it brilliantly.
Amazing shades of colors with crisp details in the header and a majestic design at the bottom takes your breath away.
Sel-portrait in three column website belonging to an individual looks quite clean and sleek.
Cool logo and little, white and orange typography together create a sober look for the website.
Decked up with colorful stripes giving details leaves a lot of white space and the site looks pretty.
This is an interesting website with a doormat instruction mingled with orange and black color scheme.
Here minimalism is all about putting in a picture and just captions.
A black and grey design with a colorful image collage on right side and logo on left.
This website uses an intelligent imagery related to properties of mirror in its minimalistic layout.
Form Follows Function
Properly divided both ways, vertically as well as horizontally, this site has a neat but detailed look.
Soft grey icons placed at proper space across the home page and the header stripe on top looks plain.
Three column site with imageries and a cool tagline embossed on a wooden white-greyish surface.
Animated look created on a white and grey background with a slight dash of red has a cute display.
Blue, white and black together create a sophisticated look on the white backdrop.
Black and white website with a lot of space left so that the viewers can soak in the look.