I'm learning web design. When I design a page I ask my friends to tell me their opinions about it and I always get the same answer: it's dull and boring. They say my designs are nice but very dull, static and boring. I always get this answer. Then I tried to Google this with the query "responsive design" and I found that responsive design is something completely different to my problem.
So my questions are:
1- What are the technical terms for dull/boring designs? I need this so I can search on Google on how to fix my problem.
2- Can you please give me resources to tutorials on the web that teaches minimalistic, clean and non-dull designs?
Edit: I think my problem can possibly be fixed by proper use of color and typography, but I don't know how I can learn to have a 'taste' or if this can even be learned. :(
Edit2: I always see very basic single-page website that are extremely basic but look so rich and exciting. I think the secret is always about color and typography.
Edit3: I'm particularly passionate about designs like these: