Why is the web so damn complicated?

Web development is complex, but embracing simplicity leads to resilient and timeless web experiences that are accessible and relevant.


January 8, 2024


Steve Berry

Why is the web so damn complicated?

Embracing Simplicity in a Complicated Digital Landscape

Creating web experiences feels like navigating through a labyrinth of complexity. With an ever-growing arsenal of tools and technologies – intricate HTML, complex CSS, JavaScript frameworks, React, and more – the art of web development has become a treacherous proposition.

The Pitfalls of Complexity

This complexity isn't just daunting; it's counterproductive. The more complicated the tools and technologies we use, the harder they become to maintain, the more expensive to develop, and the more challenging to update. But amidst this intricate web, a crucial question arises: Why can't we aim for simplicity?

The Power of Straightforward Design

There's profound wisdom in straightforward, easy-to-maintain web designs. This is the philosophy that drives Thought Merchants. Our approach is to keep it simple – not just in design but in maintenance and updates. The beauty of simplicity lies in its resilience and its timeless appeal.

Crafting Resilience Through Simplicity

We invest time and resources in writing and content creation, focusing on making our websites resilient in the simplest way possible. It's not about the flashy, transient delights but about building something that stands the test of time and that's always relevant and engaging.

The Timeless Elegance of Simplicity

The web might be complicated, but our response to it doesn't have to be. By embracing simplicity in our designs, we create web experiences that are not only resilient but also long-lasting. Simplicity is more than an aesthetic choice; it's strategic, ensuring that our digital creations remain accessible, maintainable, and relevant, no matter how much the web evolves.

Steve Berry
Principal, Thought Merchants

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