One of the hardest traits designers must master is restraint. Designers are creators, and we want to create as much as we can. We want to display our abilities, our tricks, and our techniques in all the work we do. But the best designers know that simplicity–knowing how to use just the right design elements, and nothing more–is effective in conveying a powerful message. This collection features clean and elegant web designs for your inspiration.

1. TH= SUM

TH= SUM

2. Prince Street International Films

Prince Street International Films

3. Image Mechanics

Image Mechanics

4. For The Record

For The Record

5. Grain & Gram

Grain & Gram

6. Digital Media 2011 Stockholm

Digital Media 2011 Stockholm

7. Portable.tv

Portable.tv

8. Harry Ford

Harry Ford

9. Drexler

Drexler

10. Jax Vineyards

Jax Vineyards

11. Tobias Bjerrome Ahlin

Tobias Bjerrome Ahlin

12. Precinkt

Precinkt

13. DBA

DBA

14. Build

Build

15. relogik

relogik

16. MCQ

MCQ

17. The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

18. Alexander Munk

Alexander Munk

19. Actual Size Creative

Actual Size Creative

20. Hicksdesign

Hicksdesign

21. Dark Sky Magazine

Dark Sky Magazine

22. Iggmack

Iggmack

23. Ecoforms

Ecoforms

24. Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson

25. Eight Hour Day

Eight Hour Day

26. Iron to Iron

Iron to Iron

27. Gareth Hughes

Gareth Hughes

28. So1o

So1o

29. Style & Conscience

Style & Conscience

30. Zero Zero Project

Zero Zero Project

Author:

Jacob Gube is the co-founder and a managing editor of Design Instruct. He's a web developer, and also the owner of Six Revisions. Follow Jacob on Twitter: @sixrevisions