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.

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Beautiful Chinese Websites Featuring Traditional Art

Doopaa
oriental-1 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Chinaylq
oriental-2 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

He-Garden
oriental-3 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Zhen Ze
oriental-4 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Suzhou Villa
oriental-5 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Millennium is Beautiful
oriental-6 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

The Palace Museum
oriental-7 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Sixstation
oriental-8 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

1feel
oriental-9 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Jonathan Yuen
oriental-10 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Huizhou City, Seng Primary School
oriental-11 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

China 10K
oriental-12 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

XoYo
oriental-13 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

International Karate Organization
oriental-14 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Shanghai Exhibition
oriental-15 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Shen Fat
oriental-16 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Chinahand
oriental-18 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Huochunyang
oriental-19 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Brand Hong Kong
oriental-20 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Department of History CUHK
oriental-21 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Hong Kong Wushu Union
oriental-22 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Shaolin Hong Kong
oriental-23 Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

Tourist Information Center of Traditional Arts
chinese-website Beautiful Chinese Website Design Featuring Traditional Art

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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