Designing websites that are simple to use can be a difficult process. Whilst the end result may be a usable and effective site that appears very basic and minimal, a lot of thought has to go into the goals of the interaction experience and the way in which it is presented to the user.
In this article I discuss the importance of simplicity in website design and why we should always strive to make our designs as simple as possible (whilst ensuring they are still effective).
Before starting though, I should clarify what I mean by a “simple website design” – it’s essentially a design where only elements that are are absolutely key to the goals of the website are included.
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