Vigorous product development is concise

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Product Development / Web development

Vigorous product development is concise. A website should contain no unnecessary pages, a page no unnecessary functionality, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the developer make all his pages bare, or that he avoid all detail and code only minimal functionality, but that every pixel perform.

Of course, adopted and stolen from a master:

‘Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.’

William Strunk Jr. Elements of Style

Apply both paragraphs to your site.

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Early stage investor at Index Ventures

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