Design Content featured : The minimalistic approach

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Everywhere and everyone is shouting minimalistic design, minimalistic layout and minimalistic concept.  Design Content is deep diving into the minimalistic approach and  will be providing  readers about  the concept of minimalism, its use and effects.

The image above displays how we can decorate our house with minimalist assets and furniture. Let us see how we can implement this feature in web design.

The Web hosts more than billions of sites and the number is counting every minute. Since the web is already  a congested place minimalism is on the air. People tend to built websites which has minimal design concepts yet the effects on the users are maximizing . Users tend to back away from websites which are jumbled up or comprise of a lot of links and images all over the site or is not focused on any particular niche.

So if you are planning to built your own site or want to built a site for your client then you should always keep in mind these factors:-

1. Minimalistic Design layout

2. Responsive design concept

3. Make your code SEO friendly

Let us see each category in details:

1. Minimalistic Design Layout:- Present the kind of a design you client likes in the minimal formal. Do not use unnecessary images,boxes, lines , links buttons etc. Before starting off on the Photoshop draw a sketch of the design you have in your mind. Then identify  whatever elements are necessary and which can be done away with. Then finally keep the important stuff and eliminate the rest.

Next comes the color selection process. Use this part  very carefully. Color selection is extremely important for any site to be meaningful and attractive . Do not use a lot of colors instead try to use 2-3 types across the whole site. This improves color hierarchy and over all site aesthetics.

Next most important aspect is Spacing. Spacing should be consistent across the site and there is simply no space for inconsistency  spacing . You can use GRID layouts to keep consistency across the site. A consistent spacing increases visual hierarchy of the site.

2. Responsive Design Concept:- Today is this evolving technology era Responsive design is the future of Web Design. Just imagine when there was no responsive concept then  companies used to built a site for the PC and web and a different site for the mobile version altogether. This incurred a lot of cost and maintainability

With Responsiveness in the air it is much easier to built a website with the latest HTML5 , css3 technology and as well  as the mobile, ipad version. This is saving a lot of money for the clients and  services companies are benefiting as they have to built and maintain one single site only.

3.Make your code SEO friendly:- Apart from the above two points it is equally important to have the HTML code SEO friendly so that the site crawls up the search engine ladder sooner and start yielding results.

 

Now I will provide you with some links and websites which are minimalistic in concept:-

1. Polar Gold

2. Toko

 

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