Minimalistic design, by the sound of it would seem to be an easy task to accomplish. But in reality, it takes a lot of designing expertise to come up with the most effective minimalistic web design for a website. When it comes to a minimalistic web design, one of two things could occur and either ways you always go for broke. Either you’ll end up creating an amazing website that would amaze the viewers or on the other hand, they would just swoosh past your website, as if it did not even exist.
Minimalistic designing isn’t rocket science, but it does require a great deal of common sense and intense knowledge about the brand, the targeted audience and the kind of platform, designs, colors and fonts to use to get the most out of this kind of web design. But the final motive of any designer aiming to create such a website is that it should “Complete” in itself.
Before we embark on the journey into the heart of a minimalistic web design, let us have a look at what comprises of such a design:-
One could describe minimalistic designing as putting in only the most essential and basic elements onto the web design. It is stripped off every superfluous element or variable which would not be in sync with the minimalism of the overall design. The basic purpose of such kind of a design is to make the content stand out and everything is focused around this content. When it comes to a perfect minimalistic design, one thing is always kept in mind, and that is the property of Saying most with the Least! Too many elements on your website and your viewers are bound to get confused.
Minimizing the Content
This is one prime element where almost every designer falters. Instead of paying the required attention to details in the content, they end up mindlessly chopping down the content only to find that the final content makes no sense whatsoever. An effective strategy to achieve the goal of having an engaging content would be to earmark the headings under which the content would be written:-
• The logo
• The introduction
• The Navigation
• The sub-headings etc
The elements which you would almost never require in a minimalistic web design would be:-
• The in-vogue icons, widgets or graphs of your social media presence
• Useless descriptions which you can do away with
• Listings such as “Featured,” “Popular” and “Recent”
• Excessive content too can mar the overall look of the website as you never want your website to appear to be dull and completely content oriented.
• Secondary navigation pages.
Remember, your motive is not to make the website less appealing and low in functionality; rather to cut down on the un-required elements and keep only the essential ones.
The above are some of the ways in which you can drastically improve the quality of your minimalistic web design.