Some websites are designed with maximum flash. Such visual fireworks don’t always work for some users. When planning a website sensitivity to older computer systems and regions with slower web speeds should be a part of the overall plan. Designers need to realize that simple and minimal doesn’t have to mean boring. There’s nothing wrong with having function having a higher priority over style. Sites need to work with all platforms (Win, Mac, Linux) or else alienating some users. Technology needs to be inclusive when possible and how things work needs to make sense, that is good design.