Simplicity in web design is difficult. It's all too easy to add features, gizmos and widgets. A mobile-first approach helps so much in this regard. Indeed, you can think of designing for mobile as an opportunity to get rid of all the useless crud that litters so many websites.
For those non-French speakers out there, this quotation essentially means that perfection is attained when there is nothing more to remove.
This all ties in with the Linux Tools Philosophy:
"Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface. Douglas McIlroy
And refining and redefining all simple tools is a perpetual process, from online percentage calculators to search engines. Back in 1998, I used to believe that Alta Vista was the ultimate search engine, and then along came Google, redefining what a search engine could be.
So imagine my surprise when I saw yet another WYSIWYG web text editor. But this one is different, I tell you, and here's why: it aims to separate the content from the management system.
Say hello to Hallo. It's so simple: click on a page, start editing. I know that the Concrete5 CMS has in-context editing but the promise of Hallo is that it could be bolted on to any web CMS — or decouple content management — all using the Create.js web-editing interface. Nice.