I’ve found an interesting article on Web Design Ledger that talk about 5 web design blunders. The next trend includes some reflections of John Maeda. He has identified in 2006, 10 Law and 3 keys:
- REDUCE The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
- ORGANIZE Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
- TIME Savings in time feel like simplicity.
- LEARN Knowledge makes everything simpler.
- DIFFERENCES Simplicity and complexity need each other.
- CONTEXT What lies in the periphery of simplicity os definitely not peripheral.
- EMOTION More emotions are better than less.
- TRUST In simplicity we trust.
- FAILURE Some things can never be made simple.
- THE ONE Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.
- AWAY More appears like less simply by moving it far, far away.
- OPEN Openness simplifies complexity.
- POWER Use less, gain more.
Ok guys these are the rules… what’s happen now in web design? Nothing. Many web sites are full of elements that don’t work together and the white background it’s like a monster for many designer and of course for many clients.
It’s wrong…? Maybe. Don’t use white background it’s the wrong idea for help users in their experience. Now after 20 years of web and more cool stuff seems that Internet will walking back to the beginning era when Jakob Nielsen told: make white space to help users, use big font. The Users views it isn’t a detail, but must be the design principle vehicle.
We must understand that the users are important. A website it isn’t only an artistic exercise for the designer ego, but we must be able to help and improve the user exeperience in this era of social net.
Internet face will change soon and we must feel it and follow the path