You might think that a one-page website isn’t enough for your business. How can any brand fit all of its information onto a single page?
Easily, it turns out. We’ve found 10 of the most beautiful one-page websites that exist online right now, and we’re sharing them here.
If you’re building a website or considering a new design, these examples should feed your imagination.
There are page designs from a wide range of businesses, so if you’re not sure whether a one-page website is for you – it is.
What is a one-page website?
Typically, single-page websites are sites that have all their information on one HTML page. Users are able to navigate a one-page layout with intuitive clicks and scrolls.
The single-page approach can make life easier for website visitors – content can be digested faster, and there’s no time wasted in waiting for multiple pages to load.
Plus, it’s easy to make one-page websites visually stunning and super-memorable to visitors.
Here are 10 incredible examples for inspiration:
Start by taking inspiration from a website template – after all, this is a blank canvas. Zyro has loads of designer-made website templates, so you can begin your single-page story here.
Arroyo is one of Zyro’s event site templates. The simple layout is headed up by a vivid, full-page image overlaid with text and a call-to-action (CTA) button.
As you scroll, you’ll find layers of information about the event, from speakers to frequently asked questions.
But the beauty of using website builders is that you can customize your one-page design as much as you want. Want to change the colors, simplify the content, or switch templates? Go ahead.
Arroyo is a great place to get started on creating a single-page website.
Using a website template is quick, easy, and impactful, but we’ll forgive you for hiring the services of a web designer if you want to replicate this one-page website.
French company Barney specializes in 3D modeling, so it makes sense that their website features a mind-blowingly beautiful 3D loading page.
This site put user experience right at its core. To help visitors understand what the company can do, Barney immerses them in highly-visual design at every click.
Using animation and clear commands throughout, navigating the website is pretty intuitive.
There’s something really powerful about helping each visitor to experience what your business does, rather than just telling them. If you’re creative, this is a great way to showcase your work.
3. The Rafael
A one-pager website design is perfect for more temporary businesses, too. Check out this sophisticated property site, which is advertising apartments in New York.
We love the variety of effects on this website, which all contribute to a fun user experience.
At the top of the page is a sweet illustration of the building – when you hover over with your cursor, all the windows light up.
A simple arrow instructs users to scroll down this single page, passing by information about the neighborhood, amenities, and floorplans.
The design even incorporates a parallax effect in the middle of the page. Parallax scrolling is where images in the foreground move faster than those in the background, creating depth.
4. Shoma Bazaar
Who’s hungry? Check out this beautiful, responsive one-page design.
With an oversized navigation menu at the top of the page, visitors to Shoma Bazaar will find it easy to explore every aspect of this business.
If you ever thought that it wasn’t possible to fit loads of information onto single-page websites, this site should prove you wrong.
Using a muted color scheme, the design invites the user to learn more about Shoma Bazaar without feeling overwhelmed.
There are plenty of appetizing images dotted throughout the page, alongside bold mission statements and clear CTAs.
It all ends with a simple, unmissable contact form. When a page is this enticing, who needs a separate contact page?
There are some outstanding examples of web design on this list, but we’ve got more pared-back designs to show you, too.
Have a look at this chic one-page website, selling laundry services in South Carolina. The site is full of useful resources for visitors, but there’s no responsive design here.
Instead, like with a standard landing page, the navigation menu is set out in a banner right at the top. A red, white, and blue color scheme is used throughout.
Neat illustrations guide visitors through the available services, while a prominent CTA helps people check out the location of the laundromat.
If you value simplicity in a website design, this is a great one-page example to inspire you.
Portfolios deserve memorable websites, so make sure you showcase your work in the best way. Check out this one-page masterpiece for inspiration.
A high-impact design greets each visitor, with oversized text introducing Olivier Guillard, the web designer whose work is on view here.
As you move your cursor around the page, images of the designer’s work pop up behind the text.
While the user is invited to have fun, this single-page website is really clean and unfussy. This makes space for some more humorous content toward the bottom of the page.
Roll over the designer’s contact email address, and a bunch of emojis will pour out from behind it, sprinkling all over the page.
Fun, yet minimal, this site should inspire web designers everywhere.
If you’re looking for chic single-page designs, this wine website might fulfill your needs. Look at the beautiful typography, for starters.
Proving again that one-page websites suit any business, this subtly responsive web design is perfectly suited to this wine retailer.
We love that it showcases the business owners on the site. Don’t be afraid to mix more personal content into your page design, if it suits your brand.
Navigation through the website is easy and intuitive – users just need to scroll, and more content will appear.
If you prefer to click, a menu at the top of the screen will help you to jump through the page in any order.
What better way to showcase the portfolios of two photographers than with a visually stunning one-page website?
The design lets the photos do the talking on this site – if you have a variety of images to show off, sometimes simplicity is key when it comes to the rest of the page.
But there are other things to love about this website. One cool feature is the logo, which fizzles out when users click on the navigation bar.
To avoid using other pages, images are enlarged with a single click. The cursor has been transformed into a huge plus sign, making this action more intuitive.
And to get in touch, scroll over the spaced-out ‘hello’ at the bottom of the page. It’ll shrink down to a more readable email address.
One of the prettiest website designs on our list, this tasty one-page website showcases a Portuguese restaurant. Users will be booking a table in no time after landing on this site.
Showing yet again that one-page sites don’t need to be too fussy, the design here is relatively simple.
Aside from some responsive features, it’s all about the coordinated colors and beautiful photos. With a clean background, the website is easy to navigate.
Wondering how restaurant websites take bookings without using multiple pages? Take some tips from Ribalta.
When a user clicks on the reservation CTA, a form smoothly drops down from the top of the page.
10. Seal + Co
Sure, this one might share similarities with another single-page website on our list, but it is still a great example of beautiful one-page sites.
The in-your-face landing page layout is simple yet effective. Noticing a theme? Users are greeted by a key image, overlaid with huge, bold text.
As a service-based company, contact information is important here. It might be at the bottom of the page, but this section has been designed with care.
Visitors are invited to click on a moving dot to ‘say hello’, pulling up a contact form.
Like all the best one-page websites, there’s a navigation bar to help you to jump around the page – just in case you can’t be bothered to scroll.
Top tips for one-page website success
Want to become a member of the one-page website team? Good for you, your site could end up on a list like this one day.
Here’s some advice for making sure you nail your design:
- Don’t go overboard with the features. One-page websites should have great visuals, but don’t damage the user experience by using too many tricks.
- Order content in an intuitive way. Use features normally seen on a home page, like accessible menus and clear CTAs. Keep a logical order to your content, especially if your site is tricked out.
- Stay true to your brand. Always bear in mind the colors, typography, and values of your brand when you’re designing a website.
How much does a one-page website cost?
One-page websites vary in cost as much as multi-page websites. Some companies go all-out and spend thousands for truly bespoke page designs, but there is another way.
If you want to skip the long process of coding, designing, and finding a host for your website, the most cost-effective option is to make use of website builders.
With Zyro for example, you can set up basic websites for as little as $14.99 per month, or take out the Unleashed plan for an extra dollar per month if you’re building a business.