//engtech goes More Minimal
Problogger.net had some great links to articles from a blog called More Minimal. The articles were entitled making your blog more readable and minimalism in blogging. I was nodding my head as I read them. A few days later I was having a discussion over drinks with my co-conspirators on the design of Beats Entropy and the subject of minimalism and reducing clutter came up again.
In my efforts to make information more accessible, I had instead made it more cluttered. Information overload came into play. People get overwhelmed and start putting on their blinders. Much like how writing needs “no unnecessary words“, the blog template around the content shouldn’t distract from it.
As well as reducing the number of sidebar links, I’m getting into the habit of putting “Read more” links on all posts older than one day to minimize what is displayed on the front page.