Dave Wiskus has posted a in-depth look at the design process behind Vesper, the list-taking, note-making, tag-shaking project he's just launched with Brent Simmons and John Gruber. Here's the lede from the Vesper blog
Vesper is opinionated software. Every interaction, pixel, and line of code was carefully considered, and no work was too precious to throw away. I’d like to share some history of how Vesper came to look and feel the way it does.
Dave shares a ton of early designs, the thought process behind the evolution, and the moment when they decided to rip it down and build back only what they felt was truly essential. Or, in other words, "make it flat".
Opinionated software by its very nature is divisive, but anyone interested in design should find this fascinating. Check it out.
Source: Vesper blog