March 6th, 2021 | Simplicity

This week I rebuilt Cyberleads, using code. I no longer have the constraints of a no code tool. I can pretty much do whatever I want.

Amazing, right? Well.. actually no.
- I could do things with design that I couldn't do before.
- I could slowly turn it into a platform like BuiltWith or CrunchBase.
- I could do a million different things.

But, I have to fight that urge and kill it while it's early.

The point is not adding things, just because you can. It's keeping things simple. Even remove things, if possible.

Gumroad is a great example of this. They are ten years old. But, they look 80% the same as the first version.

Anything they add, is actually invisible to the naked eye. The changes are subtle and non disruptive. They never take away Gumroad's simplicity.

Simplicity makes you stand out. A product over-bloated with features and offerings doesn't.

I always remember this quote:
"Perfection is not when there is nothing else to add. It's when there is nothing else to be removed."


@alexwestco

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