16 Beautiful, Simple and Cliché-free Websites

In my last post, “How To Destroy The Web 2.0 Look” based on Elliot Jay Stocks’ proposal, I showed some sites that illustrate an opposing  trend to the current popular style. This new look has rich textures and an organic feel. The purpose behind these designs is to come up with different web design approaches that to try to build up and express the each site’s personality. Now, in contrast, I would like to show 16 Beautiful, Simple Websites that are clearly influenced by the “W2L” a.k.a. “Web 2.0 Look” (brilliant contrasting colors, central layouts and big text) but you won’t see any Diagonal Lines, reflections nor “Special offer” badges while maintaining that sleek feeling from W2L.

So, we see that you can embrace trends without falling into their specific clichés. Here we see that we can still incorporate beautiful, clean designs without being a Photoshop artist.

















9 Responses to 16 Beautiful, Simple and Cliché-free Websites

  1. Guillaume Stricher November 24, 2007 at 8:54 am #

    Great selection.
    Been reading your feeds since few. Very interesting. Keep posting please…

  2. Danny Outlaw November 27, 2007 at 2:51 pm #

    i love the big noob site. But the arty papers one is pretty good too

  3. mao November 27, 2007 at 3:08 pm #

    The big noob site is one of my favorites :). Also the Fresh Creative.

  4. kasie November 29, 2007 at 2:03 pm #

    I have not seen some of these before. Good finds!

  5. bezt June 13, 2008 at 8:58 am #

    That’s so beautyful
    Simple & elegance d-sign but still keep the consept

  6. Hostee February 20, 2010 at 5:19 am #

    The beauty is that they very simple yet attractive and navigable.

  7. Seo December 22, 2010 at 5:12 am #

    Love the big noob one. Nice on the blue background. very impressive yet simple. Well done.

  8. Industrial Workbenches April 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Great resource. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Sheetmetal January 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Slick and clean collection!