Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

The Chinese have a wealth of traditional artistic styles to draw inspiration from in website design, but in general, they don't use them! The majority of Chinese websites are extremely content-heavy with a small amount of space given for the site title, and including thumbnail-sized images only.

Those that do use their cultural art and calligraphy have a great tendency to be built with Flash and can have lengthy loading times. After much searching, I have collected a selection of 20+ Chinese website designs that incorporate traditional Chinese art and/or calligraphy for your viewing pleasure.

Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Beautiful Chinese Websites Featuring Traditional Art

Doopaa
Doopaa

Chinaylq
Chinaylq

He-Garden
He-Garden

Zhen Ze
Zhen Ze

Suzhou Villa
Suzhou Villa

Millennium is Beautiful
Millennium is Beautiful

The Palace Museum
The Palace Museum

Sixstation
Sixstation

1feel
1feel

Jonathan Yuen
Jonathan Yuen

Huizhou City, Seng Primary School
Huizhou City, Seng Primary School

China 10K
China 10K

XoYo
XoYo

International Karate Organization
International Karate Organization

Shanghai Exhibition
Shanghai Exhibition

Shen Fat
Shen Fat

Chinahand
Chinahand

Huochunyang
Huochunyang

Brand Hong Kong
Brand Hong Kong

Department of History CUHK
Department of History CUHK

Hong Kong Wushu Union
Hong Kong Wushu Union

Shaolin Hong Kong
Shaolin Hong Kong

Tourist Information Center of Traditional Arts
Tourist Information Center of Traditional Arts

Conclusion

These were the best Chinese sites incorporating traditional art I could find. There are numerous Western sites about the Orient that use their traditional art, but web design and development is very different in China. Looking at a list of the 100 top Chinese websites, it seems Chinese readers are happy to wade through masses of content with few images and designs that Westerners would consider to be basic, over-crowded and old-fashioned. But in China they work, so they are, naturally, the most popular style of design.

Have you come across any Chinese sites that use traditional art and/or calligraphy that we have missed from this list? Please share your links and comments with us in the section below.

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