Forbes & The Art Of Simplicity

By Yvette Sonneveld | Simplicity

Nov 10
Forbes & The Art Of Simplicity

Gotta love the art of simplicity. Keeping things simple. As a woman, I tend to overcomplicate things by design. You know, that same design that makes me (and most other women) say one thing and mean the opposite. You get the picture.

The good news is that I am aware  of it (ok, not always in the moment) and that we can have a good laugh about it right here at home.  Also, I try to make my dearest daughter aware of her design prototype. And we try to simplify things. We have (amongst others) learned that having a good time with beloved ones, family or friends, does not depend on the label on the wine or the exclusivity of the snacks. It depends on being able to relax in each others company, on sharing both chuckles and tears, on knowing that you are loved and on knowing how to bring out the best in each other.

The Art Of Simplicity. Is. Underrated.

Imagine my delight when I learned that Forbes, of all authorities, researched web design trends for 2014. Yes, I probably should have written this blurb in January…… Yet, I think this is essential. And will carry over for years to come. Forbes stated 3 major website trends. And guess what. Simple designs is on number 2.

Let me share all 3:

  1. Responsive: Make sure your site is mobile responsive. Make it resize to fit the screen. Automatically. If you have a WordPress website and your site is not mobile responsive, get that fixed soon. Your search endinge ranking will soon depend on in.
  2. Simple: Make sure your visitors find items in the locations they expect. Logo top left. Navigation at the top. Signup top right. Leave out confusing fluff
  3. Storytelling: Storytelling evokes emotion. Making it easier to remember. Select visuals purposefully to enhance your brand story.

Find the entire article at Forbes.com: Top Webdesign Trends For 2014

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  • Do you try to simplify things in your life? How?
  • In your branding & website? How?

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