The devil may be in the details, but we think the Little Big Details website is heavenly. Have you ever noticed that a website design or an app has a lot of little ‘extras’ that make it more fun or more functional to use? This website is for people like you. It basically is a collection of fun little design details from around the internet.
Website Reviewed: http://littlebigdetails.com
At first, the website appears to have almost no organization, instead of using a blog style with the most recent posts at the top of a page with a lot of entries. However, if you look to the right of each post, there are several terms there that you can click on to find other items in that category. We think a navigation bar would be a good idea, but this at least suffices for the organization. Plus, most visitors are going to want to scroll and look around rather than find a certain item quickly.
Little Big Details is surprisingly free of detail. It uses the plainest of fonts and a stark gray palette. Everything is focused on the material, which is not all bad for an informative blog. We think it could benefit from a little color, but that would make the overall design and the actual posts stand out less.
This is a rather multifunctional blog. Each post allows you to ‘like’ it in the social media of your choice and to see who else has done so. There are the standard comment and tag features. However, we like the way the date and other details sit to the right instead of above or below the post. These little details together create an attractive and minimalist website that is usable despite its very simple design.
In a simple design, you often walk a fine line between a minimal amount of information and not nearly enough. While there are a few design and programming elements we would love to see here, this blog nonetheless has included all of the basics and still feels like a blank white wall. It’s attractive and modern but a little disconcerting—an effect that we find interesting and memorable. Check out other simple design website examples in our portfolio.
Creativity: 4 stars. We love all the little creative design elements and functions. However, a different typeface or a splash of color would not be too much to ask.
Ease of use: 3 stars. We had to take off points due to the lack of a central organizing theme and a bar or other way of making it easy to access.
Functionality: 5 stars. Little Big Details makes it easy to interact with both the blog and the brand in a variety of ways.
Content: 4 stars. It’s well-written, but again a little too minimalist. In some cases, the wording is in sentence fragments with no end punctuation.
Appropriateness: 5 stars. It’s strangely ironic that a blog about website details would be so devoid of them but in an intriguing way.
Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars.