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Remove to improve

I find that I’m happiest with my work when I’m able to remove most of it. Not that I think it’s bad, but it might not be needed in the end. Creative processes often create a bit of an overhead because it takes time and a few tries to finalize an idea. Everything that was gathered on the way and is not essential should be removed. It doesn’t matter if it’s pixels, words or lines of code. If you have less of it, the final product will be simpler, easier to use, more understandable and less prone to errors and mistakes.

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

— Albert Einstein, supposedly


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