Website design has evolved with the rest of the web. Websites in the 90s and even during a part of the 00s were characterized by lots of bells and whistles (read animated gifs and cluttered design) until the web 2.0 revolution brought the notion that white space is a good thing. Designers slowly went back to the KISS (keep it simple, stupid) principle and clean cut, minimalist, simple yet beautiful website designs became the norm.
What follows is a collection of 10 of my favourite simple, minimalist yet beautiful website designs – if you know of others, do share.
LastMinute.com is a website I visit often. An oldie but a goodie. I have often booked last minute deals at hotels at very discounted prices through these guys. I find the design refreshing and easy to use. Has been my favourite for a while.
Nigella Lawson is a celebrity chef from the UK. Nigella.com is her official website full of recipes, books and latest cooking news. Her website sports a simple, yet colorful design – it’s easy to navigate, not cluttered, has lots of white space and a clean cut look.
The folks at LogoBird.com offer professional logo and website design services. Their website recently underwent a redesign and I love what I see. Minimalistic, clean cut and highly professional.
Neil Patel’s blog is one I like to read – he is an Internet Marketer’s Internet Marketer. It also helps that his blog is so well designed, guiding your eyes to where they should be – the content. Simple and cool.
SocialGO is an easy to use (drag & drop) Social Networking Website creation tool that helps you create a feature packed Social Networking Website with no software, hosting or coding required. Lovely design too.
The folks at RockablePress produce simple, straight forward how-to guides and resources for web and creative professionals. They are also proud owners of an easy to use, intuitive, minimalist website.
Jason’s blog is a great example of a left-sided blog design that works. Love the layout.
The Quirk Marketing Agency boasts a beautifully designed website. They also let you download their great guide to online marketing for free – information you’d easily pay $ for on other websites. A great read.
If you like posts like these, I’d recommend my 10 sites that use WordPress as another great read. Have fun!