Let’s put it straight – simplicity is more complex than you probably think it is. To design a web-site in user-friendly tones, presenting all information and removing unnecessary details isn’t easy. In fact, many designers don’t manage to find the right mix between details and their presentation on the screen, which usually results in an information overkill and/or decreased usability. However, some designers do manage to find the right balance and create usable, elegant and clean web-sites with simple layouts.
We’ve selected some of them. 49 simple, clean, sometimes even minimalistic designs, which all stick closely to one single principle – Keep It Simple, Stupid!. You can also download the whole KISS-gallery in PDF (7,2 Mb) – the document includes high-resolution screenshots and the list of all showcased web-sites. Please do not copy the list, but refer to it with a link.
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Recently we’ve suggested few start points one could start learning simplicity from. If you are looking for inspiration, you’d probably like to check
- White Space and Simplicity in An Overview
- 50 Beautiful Web Designs in 2006
- 45 Fresh Designs
- 30 Dark Designs
we’ve selected recently.
3. Drew Warkentin | Creative Solutions Daily.
15. Tijs Vrolix
16. Visit MIX07
18. The Book Magazine – read online book reviews, author interviews
25. Solution Watch – Your descriptive source of solutions
28. Good Creative – Branding and Graphic Identity
31. Subtraction 7.0
Vibrant and Dark Designs
32. We Create Things
A Little Bit More Noisy, but Still Simple and Clean Designs
41. only a blog