These 18 single-page websites yet again prove that less is more

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Single page websites are perfect for a range of small web design projects. See why with 18 of the best examples to help you get started.

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When it comes to websites, 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.

If you’re thinking about 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.

2. Aroke1

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.

Screenshot of the home page.

3. Weglot for Editor X

Editor X is collaborating with the translation tool Weglot–and a single page website is the best way to share the exciting news. Thanks to the site’s vertical format, visitors can easily learn about the tool and its importance for their website. This is an example of how one-page websites are ideal for presenting information in a clear, methodical order. It also shows how they can be used to publicize events, partnerships, and other important company announcements.

Created on EditorX, this website uses captivating design elements to hold the attention of site visitors. This includes bright colors, animated graphics, and parallax scrolling, a web design technique in which the background moves more slowly than the foreground.

4. Florent Biffi

Florent Biffi is an interactive developer, and he uses a single page website to display his projects. In order to attract potential clients, he prominently places his job title at the top of the page, followed by a short ‘About’ section.

Like many other single page websites, this one uses interactive elements and compelling visuals to keep visitors happily scrolling. On the first fold, he uses the hover effect to create bubble-like graphics that follow the user’s mouse. Then, he vertically lays out featured projects, each of which has its own images that use a horizontal scroll. To break up the content, he uses different types of formats, ranging from a list of archived projects to icons on a grid for an at-a-glance overview of his clients.

Screenshot: home page

5. Vivid and Co