Posts Tagged ‘Simplicity’

We are pleased to present below all posts tagged with ‘Simplicity’.

Keep It Simple, Stupid!

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

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White Space and Simplicity: An Overview

Last year we've seen a lot of simple, even minimalistic designs, which impress not with the amount of presented information but with the way the information is actually presented. Complex layouts are giving way to simple 2-col- or 3-col layouts, which usually have large amount of white space without any content whatsoever.

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Indeed, the importance of both white space and simplicity shouldn't be underrated. Used correctly, they can enhance the performance of a web-site, improve readability and make a great first impression. Recently Mark Boulton has written an insightful article about Whitespace and its importance in web design. Very well written, it describes in a very simple, but clear way, how to deal with white space in practice and how to use it in your web-projects. We've collected some more articles on this topic. So what do we have?

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