I was looking online for different tips on good web design and I came across a site webdesignerdepot.com which has some great tips on how to make a site look professional, yet not cluttered.
The main tip that I found useful was KISS or “Keep It Simple, Stupid.” The point is made that simpler designs cost less money and are easier to make. And while that is true, I think there is something to be said about minimalism. So many sites now days are cluttered with ads or just content that we lose the value of the content.
Look at this site.
That is just way too much on one page. That is bad design. So I think there is definitely some value in the idea of KISS. Plus, for a start up designer such as myself, it is nice to know that you don’t need a lot of flash to make a site presentable.