Brutalist web design is a style of websites that was inspired by brutalist architecture. It often features content presented in browser-native styling, with few alterations.
Many websites may employ the style, although it should be noted that a large number of websites that look brutalist were created and designed long before the style emerged.
David Bryant Copeland proposed the following principles for brutalist web design:
- Content is readable on all reasonable screens and devices
- Only hyperlinks and buttons respond to clicks
- Hyperlinks are underlined and buttons look like buttons
- The back button works as expected
- View content by scrolling
- Decoration when needed and no unrelated content
- Performance is a feature