When it comes to your website and the design of it,what do you prefer? Do you think a simple layout or theme is better or do you prefer more complex layouts?
In my business class, we talked about how the site should be easy for the customer to navigate no matter how it looks. We also discussed that the customer should want to use the site again, so your answer runs along the same lines.To me, it doesn't matter whether or not the design is complex. The visitor to the site should be able to relate to it instantly. Whatever you choose will also be determined by the amount of money you want to put in but ideally, a higher cost doesn't necessary translate to a great design/website.
Yes the ability to navigate is very important, but I don't think that the design has to be simple for that to happen. I think that it's possible for the design to be complex and easy to navigate at the same time.A simple layout that is easy to navigate is the best. When the layout is too complex, it may discourage visitors from accessing your site. Potential customers don't want to spend too much time looking for something in your website
You bring up some valid points. However, I think that if executed right a complex design can be just as a simple design and vice versa. I think that in the end it comes down to how the owner of the site feels about it.Yes, simple is way better. You can achieve a lot by using a simple design because it doesn't necessarily mean a compromise on quality. On the contrary, a complex design doesn't mean that there is an additional cost incurred.
Sure, the terms are broad and I didn't think of that. Using book covers as an example, some people describe simple covers as covers with just words and a solid color background while others consider a simple cover design to be any cover that didn't require and photo manipulation other than adding text.