30 Examples of Extreme Minimalism in Web DesignJuly 22nd, 2009 by in Articles
As a follow up on last week’s roundup of 105 Examples of Clean and Minimal Twitter Apps, I thought this week would be the time to share with everyone examples of extreme minimalism in web design, and how with minimal elements, when properly used, so much can be achieved.
The 30 Examples of Extreme Minimalism in Web Design are grouped in 4 sections:
The intention is to give inspiration for the fans of minimal web design, and to highlight the effectiveness and diversity of using minimalism in web design, even if it’s taken to an extreme. Enjoy!
A useful service for knowing if a site is actually down, and you are not the only one unable to access it.
and this one sends you an email when the site is up again.
Want to make sure that Google has indexed you site?
A speedy search engine for songs and music videos. It can be used as your online jukebox with the option to share what you are listening to on social networks such as Twitter, FriendFeed, and Facebook.
A service that allows you to look up any country code. Very handy web app for people who often dial abroad.
A web service that allows the creation of a custom page with headline links from online news sources and blogs.
A smartly designed Ajax powered To-Do List with one objective in mind; minimizing users’ clicks and achieving the functionality required from such a web app.
Watch YouTube videos without all the clutter, noise, and distractions caused by comments and other elements.
A service that lets you email audio postcards. An interesting example of a 3 steps web app.
Copy and paste characters with a simple click.
Portfolio of Craig Wilson
Portfolio of William Donahoe
Portfolio of Hakki Yemeniciler
Portfolio of Joel Irwin
Portfolio of John S. Sutherland
Portfolio of Jon Ward
Portfolio of Kenno
Portfolio of Francesco Prosperi
Pomade is a design studio based in New York city
Portfolio of Yalamber Subba
A simple Yes or No answer
21. is Twitter down?
Tells you if Twitter is down.
Tells you if the site that checks if Twitter is down (no. 21) is down.
23. is it Christmas?
Just in case you want to be sure…
Answering this question is done by may other dedicated sites, but this one adds a timeline…
An obsession with properly spelling DEFINITELY (I just copied it just to make sure I don’t make that mistake)
Even eCommerce can be simple and minimal, a great example of how this can be achieved
I love the creativity behind this one, and would love to see a whole book done this way
Random Buddha quotes
Resources and Articles
- Minimalism – From Wikipedia
- Design 2.0: Minimalism, Transparency, and You – by Emily Chang
- The Anatomy of a Minimalistic Web Design – by VandelayDesign
- "Minimalism" Is Just Designer Speak for Laziness – by ProBlogDesign
- Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of Beautiful Minimalist Websites – by VandelayDesign
- 50 Inspiring Examples of Minimalism in Web Design – by Line25
- 56 Light & Clean Website Designs Using A Minimalist Color Scheme – by SpyreStudios
- Roundups related to Minimalism – on TopRoundups
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