Speaking of Shawn Blanc he released a new ebook which is all about designing details — it’s a spin-off (if you will) of a series he did for his members only podcast about the same topic.
I haven’t read the entire book yet (it takes me months to read books), but here’s a line that I really love:
A simple, well-written application that delights is far better than a feature-rich one that overwhelms.
A lot of people ask me for the secret to getting a blogger “like me” to write about their apps. I tell them there is no secret, just make an app that I like. Of course, that’s just a bullshit answer so that I can get back to whatever I was doing, but Shawn dives deep into that subject.
Rather, the focus is on addressing the finest goal a person in our industry can have: to create substantive work that delights and excites our audience.
Disclaimer: Shawn is a friend, but you knew that.