60 Beautiful Clean and Light Web Designs for Inspiration

Apr 8 2010 by Mladen Berakovic | 64 Comments

60 Beautiful Clean and Light Web Designs for Inspiration

To be unique and original, you need to have a good source of inspiration. You can get inspiration from music, family and friends, even other people’s work, to get a great design idea.

To help, we bring you this collection of light and clean websites, separated into different categories.

Also see these related collections:

Portfolio Websites

Through use of great typography and correct alignment, a simple and light portfolio website can become a truly awesome one. Here are some rocking light-colored portfolios.

31Three

31Three

kzxtreme

kzxtreme

mick evans

mick evans

Design Development & the Pursuit of Happiness

Design Development & the Pursuit of Happiness

Francesco Fonte

Francesco Fonte

James Charlick

James Charlick

Patrick Algrim

Patrick Algrim

Jason Reed

Jason Reed

Sinopse

Sinopse

Kenny Meyers

Kenny Meyers

Rose Fu

Rose Fu

My favorite thing

My favorite thing

Jennifer James Wright

Jennifer James Wright

Vlad Georgescu

Vlad Georgescu

pete usborne

pete usborne

nicu.ws

nicu.ws

t.grimes

t.grimes

Agency/Studio Websites

Every design agency or studio must show what they’re capable of. If their website isn’t elegant and eye-catching, clients probably won’t contact them. Here’s list of light-themed and clean design studio/agency websites.

Creanto

Creanto

iKreativ

iKreativ

Wishpipe Studios

Wishpipe Studios

Sugar Rush Creative

Sugar Rush Creative

Makalu Aerospace

Makalu Aerospace

Pixelcraft

Pixelcraft

ResetStudio

ResetStudio

Super User Studios

Super User Studios

madewithlove

madewithlove

777

777

Drupal Works

Drupal Works

Webstaze

Webstaze

Bopia

Bopia

Kyan

Kyan

Squared Eye

Squared Eye

YoDiv

YoDiv

Product Websites

To bring people to your product’s website it needs to be eye-catching, but at the same time clean and simple. Here’s a list of some cool light product websites.

FlexiThemes

FlexiThemes

The Theme Foundry

The Theme Foundry

ReserveUp

ReserveUp

ktgardens.cz

ktgardens.cz

wtfJeans

wtfJeans

Themefunktion

Themefunktion

Sequel Pro

Sequel Pro

Glad Tidings Church

Glad Tidings Church

Jax Vineyards

Jax Vineyards

Mint.com

Mint.com

iPhone Application Websites

As the number of iPhone applications started to grow, so did the need for websites for those applications. Most of them consist of a screenshot, some information and a link to iTunes Store. Here’s a list of some really simple but excellent iPhone application websites.

Zumobi

Zumobi

Nota iPhone App

Nota iPhone App

atebits

atebits

Thermometer App

Thermometer App

Streaks

Streaks

Borange

Borange

Sketches

Sketches

Yoritsuki

Yoritsuki

Helvetiq

Helvetiq

Dropbox

Dropbox

Melatonin

Melatonin

Confessapp

Confessapp

JUNECLOUD

JUNECLOUD

TimeTracker

TimeTracker

FriendCodes

FriendCodes

Iconlicious

Iconlicious

Jumsoft

Jumsoft

Which one is your favorite, and why?

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About the Author

Mladen Berakovic is freelance web developer and full-time geek from Croatia. You can follow him on Twitter or visit his website called aerendyl.com.

64 Comments

Alex

April 8th, 2010

I personally like http://41six.com Nice clean look.

New Betas

April 8th, 2010

I really like all the iPhone websites. Pretty good list overall though

Albert Lie

April 8th, 2010

My blog also have beautiful & clean web design. Could you also include blog on this list?

Maidstone

April 8th, 2010

Some really awesome work!

Bryan

April 8th, 2010

Awsome list! and of a great inspiration.

DPZ

April 8th, 2010

Great list, JuneCloud is my fav.

Aaron Irizarry

April 8th, 2010

Thanks for the include! Some great sites listed here.

Clayton Correia

April 8th, 2010

Great list. Thanks!

Syed Balkhi

April 8th, 2010

Mint’s site is one of the best designs ever. A lot of other great designs in this list.

Leandro

April 8th, 2010

Great new stuff the mobile webs are all great, i only see good new designs.
thanks

also i have my personal clean portfolio ;)

http://www.revestido.com.ar

Matthew Heidenreich

April 8th, 2010

great complication, very inspiring indeed!

Matthias Matz

April 8th, 2010

good sites good article

Design Earth

April 8th, 2010

Good Collection. Lot of inspiration to take from these cool websites. Thanks for sharing.

Vlad Georgescu

April 8th, 2010

Wonderful website designs in this list. Honored to be included.

Craig

April 8th, 2010

Nice list. I think Auxiliary’s site definitely could have been on it. http://www.yourauxiliary.com

Sahan

April 8th, 2010

These iPhone site has same design aspects, BIGIPHONE :(

Sahan

April 8th, 2010

@Leandro

Yea your portfolio is looking good.

qq

April 8th, 2010

Those are nice designs indeed.

Polly

April 9th, 2010

Very nice collection, I like Melatonin and Mint.com.

hotmac

April 9th, 2010

Can anyone stop this 10/20/30/40/50/60-best-of-great-inspirational-shitty thing? I’ve seen most of the stuff on other sites and some of the examples are ugly, ugly, ugly. Please think about different methods to generate clicks. Thanks.

Ajay

April 9th, 2010

Nice Design!

Sayrus

April 9th, 2010

Why choosing all websites displaying Iphone, Ipads & Apple stuffs? I really love Apple and but it’s not creativity but mainly copy of each other.

Web Risorsa

April 9th, 2010

Light color are always most attracted by the professionals.. This is where we lay on light color in our designs…

adsl viettel

April 9th, 2010

Great list! Thanks for sharing.

Georgios

April 9th, 2010

Very nice list, thanks! I like http://sinopse.org/

Fikri Rakala

April 9th, 2010

Very good websites

Sean

April 9th, 2010

These are very inspiring! I have just launched my own simple design at http://www.seanhurley.ca Would love feedback

Pixel Air

April 9th, 2010

Some great sites. Good start with 31Three – always been a favourite. Time for my own redesign i think!

Ciara

April 9th, 2010

These are wonderful… and very clean

Lee Fuller

April 9th, 2010

Your missing 2 sites of this article…

the first being Six Revisions, although a fairly standard blog format, virtually every blogger uses this layout, there fore making it an inspirational design…

and

the second being The Tutorial and Review, this site has something that the majority of these sites don’t have, a dark background, something a little different, that catches peoples attention! Check it out here: http://www.thetutorialandreview.com

Lee Fuller

April 9th, 2010

Your missing 2 sites of this article…

the first being Six Revisions, although a fairly standard blog format, virtually every blogger uses this layout, there fore making it an inspirational design…

and

the second being The Tutorial and Review, this site has something that the majority of these sites don’t have, a dark background, something a little different, that catches peoples attention!

Scott

April 9th, 2010

Awesome!!! I can’t believe not only my new version of iKreativ has been featured but also Themefunktion too, especially along with great designers like Jesse Chamberlain of 31Three.

Design Earth

April 9th, 2010

Truly these are really inspiring. Good collection mite!

Pk

April 9th, 2010

simply fantastic.

Smashing Share

April 10th, 2010

Great roundup of clean design.

Azizuan

April 10th, 2010

Great compilation. Thanks for inspiring. Keep it going.

JC

April 10th, 2010

simply awesome. I really liked it.

Regards

Julie

April 10th, 2010

I like mint.com the most. Maybe because I am drinking a mojito :)

rory

April 12th, 2010

Nice list of simple sites. The majority of them remind me of blog sites, with a really plain wordpress theme. Melatonin is a very nicely thought out site and the animation is pretty cool. Thanks for the resources.

WebMalta

April 12th, 2010

I agree that websites must be light and clean… It will be more user friendly :) Greta article

Samantha, Grafdom

April 14th, 2010

Hey Mint.com is truly a great concept.
Like some of the others too, a big fan of light-themed web design, rather than dark ones.

GSPG

April 15th, 2010

Cool and simple. Great list. Thanks for sharing.

cleawalford

April 22nd, 2010

I am all for nice and clean websites and think your list is great!

shopspot

April 27th, 2010

I think Nicu is by far one of the best romanian designers.

franz

April 28th, 2010

Thanks for quote :)

Danang Sukma

May 1st, 2010

mick evans… Inspiring Me!! :) So Clean and Simplify designer, Like It!

Blueprint Groupe

May 3rd, 2010

These site designs look amazing! Clean, minimalistic, and great use of color.

janice

May 18th, 2010

Great list, love light clean designs.
Heres another clean photography site (albeit a little gratuitous!):
http://www.rowlingphotography.com

Scott Corgan

May 18th, 2010

Clean is always my favorite. Don’t know how we ever said grunge is a design technique. Let’s K.I.S.S….

Husien Adel

May 24th, 2010

nice collections ;) thanks for sharing

Cody Swann

June 3rd, 2010

Good stuff. I love the Streaks app

eliza young

June 24th, 2010

i love all of them.i hope i can make a beautiful and simple tea website like this.

Urviho

August 13th, 2010

Nice one. Thank’s for inspiration.

Anne

November 26th, 2010

Nice collection, thanks for sharing! :)

mindxstudio

November 30th, 2010

Thanks for such great collection of clean and nice looking website.

Carl Wood

January 7th, 2011

Great list, thanks for this!

Geo

January 21st, 2011

Thank you for the wonderful list!
I like Rose Fu(Cox).

Sammy Frith

March 6th, 2011

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

http://www.ski-boutique.co.uk is a beautiful, simple, image driven site.

Mike Lawson of trCreative

June 16th, 2011

It’s amazing how simple can work so well – great showcase!

dashes n dots

July 12th, 2011

Great post very inspirational like the top one best. Making us look at our own site and we have only just redesigned it!

Tracy

Alex

August 18th, 2011

I have a website that deals with business topics and I have been looking for some inspiration for clean design. There is some really good stuff here to draw from! Good work!

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