I know. Less is more, right? But then there is this thing called Brutalist Web Design. As with the Brutalism movement in architecture, a stark and sparse utility is of paramount importance. Or perhaps unimportance?
The following WPMU Dev article arrived in my newsletter feed this morning and I have to share. First of all, while I agree that there are some rare instances where more utilitarian sites might benefit from this approach, it is nothing I embrace or recommend as a new (dusted off) design trend norm. Another perspective is listed below from Design Shack, ca May 2017
Additional Design Shack Article: