The Effectiveness of Minimalism in Web Design

Minimalism in web design is a style or technique in design that is characterised by extreme simplicity, stripped of everything except for those components that are absolutely essential. Void of unnecessary clutter, a minimalistic web design should allow the message of a site to clearly stand out and enable high functionality, in turn, creating a positive user experience. It is because of these attributes that minimalism is a style popular with many designers today.

An effective minimalist site is an impressive piece of work and not a technique that designers use just to cut down their design time on a project. Careful attention must be given to the design to ensure the refined creation does not compromise the usability of the website. When you reduce the number of graphic elements you use and focus instead on negative space and typography, a good eye for spacing and proportion is essential.

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  1. It’s like the sculptor’s answer to how he could design such amazing work: he just takes away everything that doesn’t look like what he’s sculpting.

    Minimalism in web design, for me, is leaving on the page only that which is necessary.

    It’s tough stuff.

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