Make it simple by default

toddplex
toddplex
Oct 9, 2017 · 2 min read

In their book Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson write a chapter advising us to “Say No by Default.” This is a great way to force simplicity in a project. When it comes to presenting a product, we should still think that we’re saying “no.” We should make it simple by default.

When Microsoft Word was the only word processing game in town, every new version made things more and more complex in an attempt…