There’s a debate brewing lately over the concept of removing design from the web altogether. With increased options for consuming content, the focus has turned from making sure every pixel of the design is consistent across the available media to making sure the overall experience is consistent. For some, the answer seems to lie in producing work that is design-free, allowing the content to speak for itself.
Sounds great, right? Well, as a designer I know you know that I would have some pretty strong feelings about this debate. It’s not that I disagree with the end goal, just that I feel that what is often mistaken for an absence of design is really near-perfect execution of transparent design.
I highly recommend giving this article illustrating why design can’t be removed from the equation a read >>