Web UI Trends Present Future The Elegance of Minimalism

Web UI Trends Present & Future

The Elegance of Minimalism

Less is more. 

With 8 seconds or less to grab a person’s attention, simple and elegant design can cut through the chaos online and captivate your audience. 

This free ebook shows you how to achieve interface perfection through subtraction. 28 hand-picked examples of the most stunning minimalist designs on the web

The ebook explains in detail everything web UI designers need to know to understand minimalism. Minimalism will never go out of style – it is the little black dress of design. Understanding when and how to incorporate elements of minimalism in your UI design means you will never go out of style. 

This guide is minimalist too — there’s no wasted time:

  • The quick-to-read and practical format tells you only what you need to know for your own designs.
  • 28 captivating examples representing the best minimalist designs we’ve seen provide inspiration.
  • Learn the difference between minimalism as an aesthetic and as a design philosophy

Immediate Access to the Best UI Design Tips for Minimalist Web Design

Whether you are new to minimalism as a UI design concept or a seasoned designer in search of inspiration, you’ll find practical tips and examples you can use now to improve your designs.  

Here’s what’s in Web UI Trends Present & Future: The Elegance of Minimalism:

  • Chapter 1 – Thinking Minimally. Minimalism puts the focus where it should be – on the content. Design is the carrier. 
  • Chapter 2 – Minimalism and Other Trends. Minimalism fits hand-in-glove with other simplicity-focused web UI design trends: flat design, large photography, simple navigation and stellar typography.
  • Chapter 3 – Design in Space. Think beyond white space when thinking of minimalist design.
  • Chapter 4 – Create Visual Harmony. Use a strong grid, visual balance, and attention to alignment to create compelling design.
  • Chapter 5 – Contrast Elements. Create contrast with color, size, shape, location, and scale.
  • Chapter 6 – How to Design Minimally. Be prepared to leave out popular and common design elements. 
  • Chapter 7 – Minimalism Is Not for Every Site. It doesn’t always work, know when minimalism won’t be effective.
  • Chapter 8 – Minimalism Will Not Die. The design philosophy’s roots go back 100 years and will continue for the next 100.
  • Chapter 9 – Thinking Beyond 2015. Trends evolve, as will minimalist Web UI design. Be prepared to change.
  • Chapter 10 – Free Resources and Tools. 10 tools that will save you time.

More Resources to Learn About Minimalism as a Web UI Technique

Uxpin has additional, free resources for you to learn more about this topic. Here’s a short list to get you started:

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  • Jerry Cao

    Jerry Cao

    Jerry Cao is a UX Content Strategist at UXPin. In his spare time he enjoys playing electric guitar, watching foreign horror films, and expanding his knowledge of random facts. Follow him on Twitter.

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    Carrie Cousins

    Carrie Cousins has more than 15 years of experience creating content for web and digital publications. Cousins, who is a designer and writer, also has an MBA from Virginia Tech. She’s a runner and participates in dog sports with three Australian Shepherds. Follow me on Twitter.