Brutalism in Web Design

by David Jones

Brutalism in architecture, derived from the French brut for raw, has the idea that structure should be exposed. So it is with web design.

Arts Tower, Sheffield

Websites like this are a satire. But it is a satirical reaction to a real thing.

Obese websites.

Someone has started a collection of brutalist websites. The movement is small, many may not recognise themselves as participating. Some would call these minimalist rather than brutalist. Some would call them brutal.

Inspiring Brutal

Inspired by

I created brutal. It's too stupid to do anything clever, but it does convert markdown to HTML. Mostly relying on the 3rd party Python library Markdown.