Keeping the Web Boring

There is a lot of temptation to create overly complicated websites. Whether influenced by the client that always wants the page to “pop,” or simply pulled along by the hype train of the latest JavaScript frameworks, it is often too easy to make things unnecessarily complicated. Web developers also tend to be a clever bunch, and it’s tough to resist the temptation to flex one’s cleverness.

Here are a couple of fittingly short, uncomplicated opinion pieces on why it’s best to be boring and simple:

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