Why have Minimal Websites become such a fixture ?

What is a Minimal Website?

A short, logical website with very little content and few images is called a minimal website.

The three mandatory skills required at the outset of the development of a minimal website are :

  • To be Logical
  • To be Ethical
  • To be Emotional.

Generally, the most vexing problem website developers face is to be concise in explaining the concept; to sum-up the complete concept over minimum content and fixtures. And on the contrary, there are some PHP developers and programmers who showcase efficiency by creating a smart, minimal website.

Basically, Minimalism fixtures of any website make up the physiology of the brand. Experienced website designers will have a grasp of the visual concepts that appeal to customers, but it’s helpful to plan your website with an understanding of what psychological cues will enhance brand messaging.

Minimalism may sound like the easiest option in designing, but when it comes to striking the right balance between the elements to be incorporated and those to be left out, minimalism becomes a tough nut to crack. In an all-minimal design the user is just made to focus on the core content and key points. The design is uncomplicated; neither a distraction, nor an obstacle lies between the core concept and the user’s understanding. The simpler the website, the better informed the user will be.

Usually, what website developers do while developing a minimal website is they note down the key points, key images, logo, contact details, social login details, and the core concept which is necessarily required for the website. Once the website developers have locked the key concepts and details, they begin with a layout which summarizes all these but in a more cut-short way, though one must not mistake a website low on information for a minimal website. But when we plan this with PHP development, we are bound with cutting out on the images and the content.

The best method of implementing a Minimal design is to design a Wireframe before beginning with the website development. By designing a wireframe we get an idea of how optimized the website would be and what will be the primary focus of the website. Notes, secondary navigations, google maps and other plugins or inputs are not mandatorily a part of a minimal website. Once we are closed with an effective Wireframe we can proceed with the web development.

Some tips and techniques for Minimal Website Development:

  • Use primary navigations only.
  • No access plugins.
  • No tag lines or unnecessary quotes.
  • Try to use a white background.
  • Basic designs and symmetry.
  • No over inputs.
  • Dark and bold content.
  • Try to follow Visual Hierarchy.

Basically, if one follows to work over these key points, it will definitely result in the development of a Minimal website which is attractive and justifiable in its minimalism. What we need to do is break up the key guidelines into fixtures and work on them alone, leaving out all that is not strictly necessary.

Minimal Website : LESS IS MORE !

Posted by Anuj Pathak

Anuj Pathak is a software enablement solution expert, a seasoned veteran in the field of sales, business development, and web & mobile apps development. His management skills and leadership continue to deliver results for organizations looking to expand their reach and revenues by providing services around user experience, and software development for all mobile platform and internet technologies.