The Result of Maturity Is Simplicity

Post from May 26, 2009 (↻ October 19, 2022), filed under  (feed).

This and many other posts are also available as a pretty, well-behaved ebook: On Web Development.

Finally, it doesn’t lack irony that more often than enough, web design gets protected by the credo “the end justifies the means” and pragmatism’s paid homage to. The question is whether you’re talking about unhealthy, sanctimonious pragmatism or healthy, intelligent one. Functionality and simplicity are siblings of the latter; maturity is what our industry ultimately gains.

From my contribution to the all new Web Designer’s Sketchbook (German).

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Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens, and I’m an engineering lead and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.

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