Minimalist Grid-based Web Design Style
Analysis & Showcase:
Minimalist Grid-Based style is an inter-mixture of Minimalist and Grid-based design. We have already discussed Minimalist and Grid-based design styles in separate categories. I distinguish the mixture use of these two as another design category. At first glance, Minimalism does not seem to accord with grid systems. However, most of the Minimalist designed sites have relied on a grid-based design, because this technique makes it much easier to give balance to a design layout where the minimal visual elements -- mostly contents -- have to be harmonically spread on the layout. An admixture of these two design styles enhances usability by providing visitors with easily and quickly comprehensible pieces of information.
Minimalist Grid-Based trend is growing in popularity as more people realize they want to let their content do the talking without the distraction caused by use of other design elements. Furthermore, it emphasizes information hierarchy by allocating each piece of data a separate block (grid) based on the content's importance. Many minimalist designers have utilized grid-based layouts with a great use of typography so as to let the content shine. The combination has resulted in awesome minimalist websites.