Brutalist Web Design is an approach to website design I have been giving some thought to recently. The term brutalism is often associated with Brutalist Architecture, however it can apply to other forms of construction, such as web design.

I take it as a stripping back of the needless decoration and clutter that has made websites less rather than more readable over time—not to mention wasting bandwidth and battery downloading and rendering piles and piles of JavaScript instead of tending to the basics of HTML and CSS.

There isn’t a Brutalist framework to install. It’s just a set of design nudges, described in this manifesto.

(Via @davidgerard on Twitter)