I’ve always liked minimalism! Little or no use of images and a strong focus on the typography and on the content instead of graphical elements always did the trick for me. Of course I love a well-crafted website that makes good use of various graphical elements like characters/avatars, buttons, icons and others.
But, when I started thinking of redesigning SpyreStudios I thought I’d go with a very minimalist approach so that the focus really is on the articles/posts and the comments. I dropped the usual sidebar and also reduced the overall width to 700px. Hey, you can’t blame the guy for trying something different, right? :)
Here are some websites I really liked that inspired the redesign of SpyreStudios (in no particular order):
Your Turn To Talk
So, you can now go ahead and bombard me with your favorite minimalist designs :)
Which ones are you favorites, and why?