There’s some famous quote that goes something like…
When we’re young, we make simple things because that’s all we know. Then we learn how to make complex things so we make complex things. When we grow old, we learn to make simple things again.
Brad recently wrote about this abstractly in regard to musicianship, but addresses web design more directly in the new post. There are all sorts of things in web design that can be done multiple ways, and it’s typically better do it the simplest way you can (read: with HTML and CSS) even if your team (or brain) leads to toward something more complex. The trick is knowing what is possible and when to reach for it.