Such design has many benefits. For example minimalist websites are easy to make responsive. With fewer objects on the page, minimalist websites load faster. Here is good guide Best Practices for Minimalist Website Design about this topic with nice examples.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS