Visuals are very important in today's communication, and of course this includes your web presence. Sites with good content tend to be ignored if the design is bad – this does not mean that people are only interested in the visuals, but rather that it plays and important role in decision making.
In the past, doing something visually attractive was only possible for people with deep coding knowledge. But that is not the case anymore, as the Internet now offers lots of tools that allow the creation, development, and publication of great content, visually and otherwise.
One of those tools is Readymag, and it has been getting a lot of attention lately for its minimalist web design templates. This startup gives users the ability to create and distribute online content in various forms, like presentations, magazines, and sites, in a somewhat surprisingly easy and uncluttered way.
Even though it is similar, at least under the hood, to other tools like Squarespace or Wix, Readymag does have some features that justify it being in the spotlight. In terms of sites, it focuses more on the micro-sites, which are small sites that tell exactly what is needed – nothing more, nothing less.
Sites built on Readymag can be simple or complex, depending on what the user is looking to build. The minimalist designs can occupy the entire browser screen and consist of a single-page carousel layout, very easy to read and follow. There are no distracting sidebars or navigation bars, just arrows to navigate the carousel and a menu icon, which works like a table of contents.
This service is also very useful to easily create, publish, and distribute presentations and digital magazines, with a very easy to use user interface that requires no coding or design skills. Readymag is associated with Adobe's Typekit, so do expect to find some stunning fonts available for your designs, as well as stunning templates.
Readymag makes it easy to design and distribute several kinds of digital storytelling, seemingly taking all that is good from other services and placing it all together in theirs. It can be used at no cost on the free plan, with more options being available with the subscription of premium (paid) plans.