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Many including I, have noticed that websites are going towards a minimalist approach in terms of web design.

What do you think of this?

asked Jun 18 '11 at 00:36

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To me, website are becoming duller, and that's not good. But if they have better accessibility in exchange for design, maybe.

answered Jun 18 '11 at 09:50

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The web is starting to contain a lot more whitespace. It's a horrible waste of space. I miss the good old days with pages and pages filed with nice, tabular, text data.

answered Nov 01 '11 at 22:42

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The less flashy web adds I have to block, the better. I don't need to browse through a set of links in 100 different places on the page like the topbar and the sidebar and the bottom bar and the squares in the middle. I wish websites would be more simple and I hope they do. I haven't noticed this happening but if it is, great!

answered Jun 18 '11 at 00:49

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Honestly, I love it. And I love Google the most for getting it going. HUMANS DON'T LIKE COMPLICATED WEB PAGES, it's simple. Google, google, google, love them.

answered Jun 18 '11 at 00:51

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Google tracks you. Use Dogplie. http://www.dogpile.com/

(Jun 18 '11 at 01:13) zman zman's gravatar image

So does Dogpile and every other search site. So does your local supermarket, come to that! Google's no worse than any other.

(May 08 '12 at 10:28) Cornelia Cornflake Cornelia%20Cornflake's gravatar image

Things are changed day by day. In early days simple HTML websites are preferred. Now custom websites made by wordpress, drupal, joomla, magento are very popular. It's easy and attractive. I can say in single word web designing is improving according to our needs.

answered Oct 27 '11 at 08:16

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I don't really like how dull and boring the new designs are. That's the main reason why I kept switching to the old gmail design, though now the new design is forced.

answered May 08 '12 at 06:39

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The old look option's still available.

(May 08 '12 at 10:30) Cornelia Cornflake Cornelia%20Cornflake's gravatar image

You've got to ask what we use the Web for. Sites are beginning to come to the conclusion that it's content not bells and whistles that keep us coming back and are quite rightly prioritising functionality over fancy schmancy design. In my opinion this is a sign of the Internet finally growing up a bit. If your main interest is a psychedelic visual trip then there are still plenty of sites that are only too happy to serve you but generally we are seeing the playgrounds being turned into schools and that's just fine with me.

answered May 08 '12 at 10:38

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Cornelia Cornflake

I really prefer the newer minimalistic designs. For the most part I think they're easier to look at, but on some sites there does need to be a line between looks and functionality.

answered May 08 '12 at 12:06

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