10 Golden Rules of Simple, Clean Design

  • Less, but Better - Simple design isn’t just about subtracting things from a design but to figure out how to “make it work.”
  • Be Neutral - Your design should provide an easy way for your viewer to make sense of the content.
  • Be Honest - Everything about the design should be suggestive of the product being sold or the information being conveyed.
  • Go For Timelessness - First of all, if something feels like a trend, it probably is, the thing that will help you most here is reading.
  • Less “Design” - Yes, design can be beautiful and an art form and all that warm, fuzzy stuff. However, the priority is always the content.
  • Be Thorough - Remember that, in a minimal design, the end result your viewer will be seeing will highlight any and all flaws in your work.
  • Be Conservative - When you’re striving to create a simple, minimalist design, the majority of your resources should be spent in the beginning stages.
  • Take Your Time - In order to give the details of your designs your full attention, you need to take your time and get them just right.
  • Be Understood - Good design doesn’t need to be explained.
  • Make It Pretty - The more you look at something, the more of an impact it has on your senses.
  • In Conclusion - Simple is a lifestyle, the more you continue to attempt it, the more you’ll discover what works and what doesn’t.
  • Your Thoughts - What do you think is essential to simple, clean design.

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