“If something is simple, it’s easy to understand or do. But as DaVinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” It’s very difficult to make a web site interface simple, especially if the content is complex.”
“This is where elegance comes in. Elegance in this context means “pleasingly ingenious and simple” — a smart solution to a challenging problem. Interfaces that aren’t elegant are complicated, creating more difficulty and confusion instead of clarity.”
from the same SitePoint newsletter:
- “What Is UX Design?” by James Mansfield – In the book, we take a look at good design. But what does it take to be a good user experience designer? James interviews three leading UX experts.
- “Understanding Baseline Rhythm in Typography” by Matthew Magain – An introduction to the theory behind “vertical rhythm” in typography.