Minimalist Design Guidelines

I have a new design for this site, this time sticking to minimalist design (which by the way is more work than it seems). Following are not design principles per se, but a few design guidelines for minimalist web design:

  • Avoid background colours
  • Avoid images
  • Avoid borders and hard dividers (hr)
  • Avoid too many different fonts
  • Avoid a large color palette
  • Avoid information overload (each page/screen serves a singular purpose)
  • Avoid more than three levels of nesting (navigation/breadcrumbs, lists, h1/h2/h3)
  • Use plenty of white space (margins, padding)

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