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The Cult of the Complex · An A List Apart Article

I know that Jeffrey and I sound like old men yelling at kids to get off the lawn when we bemoan the fetishisation of complex tools and build processes, but Jeffrey gets to the heart of it here: it’s about appropriateness.

As a designer who used to love creating web experiences in code, I am baffled and numbed by the growing preference for complexity over simplicity. Complexity is good for convincing people they could not possibly do your job. Simplicity is good for everything else.

And not to sound like a broken record, but once again I’m reminded of the rule of least power.

State of the Web: Evaluating Technology | Jeremy Keith - Zeldman on Web & Interaction Design

Jeffrey likes the new talk I debuted at An Event San Francisco. That’s nice!

Summarizing it here is like trying to describe the birth of your child in five words or less. Fortunately, you can see Jeremy give this presentation for yourself at several upcoming An Event Apart conference shows in 2017.

studio.zeldman — designing our future

Jeffrey has started up a studio and launched its lovely one-page website. You can read more about it on his site. Lovely!

Publishing Versus Performance: Our Struggle for the Soul of the Web by Jeffrey Zeldman

Jeffrey weighs on the post I wrote about The Verge. I still feel like there’s a false dichotomy being presented here though: either performance or advertising. But advertising can be performant too. There’s a competitive advantage to be had there.

Jeffrey Zeldman: 20 years of Web Design and Community on Vimeo

A really nice little documentary about my friend Jeffrey.

This is a Website – Jeffrey Zeldman

I had a lovely dinner last night with Jeffrey, Tantek, Cindy and Daniel. A combination of nostalgia and indie web chatter prompted Jeffrey to pen this beautiful ode to independent publishing.

We were struggling, whether we knew it or not, to found a more fluid society. A place where everyone, not just appointed apologists for the status quo, could be heard. That dream need not die. It matters more now than ever.

Unsung Heroes of Web and Interaction Design: Derek Powazek – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report

Jeffrey quite rightly singles out Derek Powazek for praise.

It was his site Fray that made me realise I wanted to build things on the web.

Photo Booth - Annie Ray Photo

Pictures from the photo booth at Jeffrey’s Hall of Fame celebration party on the last night of South by Southwest.

Of Austin Fame and Marches | Dolls for Friends

I am the proud custodian of one of these cute Zeldolls …I may have even nabbed a second one.

Jeffrey Zeldman tribute video - on his induction into the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame on Vimeo

The video that was played at Jeffrey’s inauguration into the South by Southwest Interactive Hall of Fame.

Jeffrey Zeldman tribute video - on his induction into the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame

A List Apart: Articles: Say No to SOPA

A superb piece of writing from Jeffrey, scorching the screen with righteous anger. THIS. IS. IMPORTANT!

SOPA approaches the piracy problem with a broad brush, lights that brush on fire, and soaks the whole internet in gasoline.

HTML 5 Super Friends

My buddies and I express our support for HTML5 ...with caveats ...and unicorns.

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : What crisis?

I was feeling very browbeaten after Molly's tirade but count on Jeffrey to put things in perspective.

Jeffrey Zeldman: King of Web Standards

Hail to the King... so says Business Week.

Zeldman vs Veen on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Life imitating art imitating life. The two Jeffs enact the Wii boxing match created by Cindy and Dan.

Zeldman vs Veen

veerleman at nafta

This is just plain creepy.

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Web 2.0 Thinking Game

Go on, take a pot-shot. You know you want to.

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Is this thing on?

Jeffrey's only gone and turned on comments. Who's next? Joe? Me? I just hope he remembers the corollary of Sturgeon’s Law for blogs.

Designing With Web Standards, 2nd Edition

The book that changed how websites are designed is back in a smart new second edition.