Did you hear? According to Dylan Tweney's twin essays in The Atlantic and Wired, the war between content and design on the Web is over -- and design lost.
Tweney applauds digital tools and trends that eschew distracting "designery" flourishes in favor of naked content and argues that design-lessness is what the Web has been evolving towards all along. And then he goes on to praise the rise of beautiful editorial layouts on blogs and iPad apps.
When you're a company that focuses on productivity tools, you set a high bar for your own practices. For the last seven years, 37signals, a company that produces products like the project management software Campfire and Basecamp, as well as the popular blog Signal vs. Noise, prided themselves on their flexible working habits, even though those habits were born out of necessity.