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10-year challenge: Is Minimalism and Content-driven design the current trend?

“As the #10yearchallenge is making its way around the internet, I thought I would look at how some of the most visited websites on the internet have aged over the last 10 years,” Carrot’s co-founder Arun Venkatesan explains in this: https://www.arun.is/blog/10-year-challenge/ nostalgic article about the evolution of various websites over the last decade.

Going through Arun’s article made me realize that content-driven design, with focus on visual elements like images and videos, and minimalism have become the mainstream thing in design and for a good reason: they bring order to chaos of the information available on each page.

Enjoy the extended collection of popular sites’ transformation that Arun has posted on his personal website (https://www.arun.is/blog/10-year-challenge/) below:

Modality: The UX Concept That Most Designers Don’t Fully Understand
  1. “Use Modal Screens for self-contained processes, use Non-Modal Screens for everything else.

  2. Use Modal Screens for critical information that requires a specific user task, decision, or acknowledgement.

  3. Try to minimize the use of modality. Generally, people prefer to interact with apps in nonlinear ways. Consider creating a modal context only when it’s critical to get someone’s attention, when a task must be completed or abandoned to continue using the app, or to save important data. “

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Intrigued? Read the full article by Fabian Sebastian at the following link:
https://uxplanet.org/modality-the-one-ux-concept-you-need-to-understand-when-designing-intuitive-user-interfaces-e5e941c7acb1