As reported in the 5 principles to design, “Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication. Simplicity comes across as magic when it works, because none of the complexity is transferred to users…only simplicity. That is the highest achievement for a designer.”

Clean and simple design website & blog themes are necessary to emphasize content and visuals that you want your reader to notice.


When we look at design websites and blogs, the simplicity of the site cradles the work itself.  Design and colour is fun and we want that to zoom in on that photo, that image without changing the levels on the computer.

The elements of design: balance, gradation, repetition, contrast, harmony, dominance, unity, value are not just for web-backgrounds. The elements of design and principles of design can be added to your words, content and visual.

My favorite place to find design elements and inspiration is in architecture, nature and colour.  From lighting to wallpaper there are many new design ideas that are creative and imaginative.

This design theme 2012 is spacious and clean, removed of distraction and anything heavy laden.  It is a theme that focuses on rich content.  Some sites have content solely filled with photographs, however its links are a light golden brown color, a subtle hue that highlights photos for each page.

Simple does not mean the same, nor does it mean a blank page.  The layout of the photos, font size of the links create a sense of space.  It is often used in relation to those characteristics that make a place special or unique.

Even a definition in the dictionary has a specific design that caters to your senses.  When you look at the spacing, bold, characters, condensing, graphic, layout what design ideas come to mind for you and how can you apply it to your latest project?