8 minimal UI designs and why they work

There’s a lot of talk about minimalism in UI, but what exactly does it mean? It’s important to understand minimalism is not the same as simplicity. In fact, a minimal interface can actually contain quite a lot of complexity.

The key to minimalism isn’t making the interface simple per se. It’s about making it as simple as it needs to be. In other words, it means stripping back unnecessary elements, and only keeping what’s strictly necessary for the functioning of the website or app.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.