When it comes to website design, more isn’t necessarily better. Case in point: single-page websites, which condense all information onto a single page.
While you might see one-page websites as a design constraint, there are benefits to streamlining your journey as a designer. First, a smaller site is easier to maintain and relatively quick to put together. Single page layouts are great for small organizations, side hustles, or personal projects that need an online presence but don’t necessarily have the time and resources to take on a larger project. These include one-person businesses, events, and portfolios.
One-page websites also simplify the user journey, ensuring that visitors can easily find key details. They tend to be especially fun to navigate, using animation and other interesting graphics to make for an engaging and interactive experience.
As you think about how to design a website for your next project or client, you may consider creating a one-page website, take a look at these single page sites for design inspiration.
1. Charlie’s Ransome Granola
This granola website, created on EditorX, makes up for its small size with powerful visuals. A video on the first fold catches the eye with its mouth-watering depiction of the granola-making process. This compels site visitors to scroll down, revealing even more images and videos that are guaranteed to hold their attention.
The site further entices readers with its use of color, with vibrant hues of pink, yellow and purple that pop against the white background. This gives the brand a bright, energetic, and cheerful feel that’s as hard to resist as a crunchy snack. The website also uses an asymmetrical format to break up the page and draw the eye.
Graphic designer and graffiti artist Tal created this one-page website, on Editor X. He simplifies the user journey by using only a single fold. This allows him to condense all his text into three paragraphs, which he places against a black background on the left side of the page. The text is essentially Tal’s ‘About’ section–emphasizing his skills, interests and experience as an artist–and the one-page format ensures that visitors will see it right away.
The graphics to the right of the text serve as Tal’s portfolio and strengthen his credibility as an artist. With its unusual format and interactive design, the website is a work of art in itself that highlights his playful, nostalgic style and his nod to early web aesthetics.