Below are a few simple but well designed sites and Why!!
Clear, open, fresh, simple. When you arrive at this site, you’re under no doubt what the site does, or where to start looking for what you want. The design is positive and happy.
The site sells icons, so it lets the icons rule, showing its wares from the first page.
The colours and typography are solid & strong, projecting a trustworthy brand while not getting in the way of the proposition.
Boldchat provide a great live chat service for web sites, which is a very wide market to address.
So the site design is clean, smart, and shiny, using clean copy and smart imagery to communicate the core messages in a compact space.
Another icon maker, doing bigger, richer icons, so the the site showcases them bigger & richer.
Bold, flattish colour creates a strong first impression and still lets the product stand out.
Tony Yoo’s collection of recommended web resources is a great example of strong graphic elements balancing to make a site that’s bold and easy to use.
Big text, simple nav, high usability, all wrapped in strong colour and finished off with nice graphical touches.
Acres of balanced white space, easy-read text and cute content graphics combining to tell a simple story.
I just love the concept with the wall metahpor that this website uses. I also think that the way this site works with all the interaction and movement being done with CSS is very cleaver.
What Do you think?
When you go to a website that you like do you know why you like it?
Do you even think about why you like it