Flattened, not stirred: Designing Vesper

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

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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.