Making the Web a Friendlier Place

Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UC Berkeley

Printing out this webpage on large paper would be really well balanced, laid out design.

But when looking at it on a screen, the canvas dimensions on the vertical axis approach infinity because of the ⤴ (icam150? mannovich and design choice bauhaus etc) the the process of scrolling has become a simple haptic motions: a curling, “come here” motion that the scroll wheel & touchpad mandate, as well as the momentum emulating flicks that touchscreen devices such as the iPhone, (and to a larger extent, the Nintendo Wii) are delving into.

As the people here at Information Architects say,

Most websites are crammed with small text that is a pain to read. Why? There is no reason for squeezing so much information onto the screen. It’s just a stupid collective mistake that dates back to a time when screens were really, really small.

Really. Lean back and look. Shock! Amaze! You can read the text! Relax.

About Terry McCall

I'm currently working on everything. INcluding this blog. For the past few hours, I've been keeping some of my typos. In what I write that is.

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