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September 21, 2006

Subsize it

In the quest for ultimate usability almost everything becomes the same; the right size, the right contrast, etc. However, with this the last bit of inspiration and imagination gets lost.
Isn't it more interesting (also for the user) to be challenged to look for something. Therefore I say 'subsize it': use especially small print for certain links, put stuff in the corners, maybe even hide some code (like an easter egg). It could trigger a whole viral campaign.
In general I think that among todays 'slick' sites a webspot with some Wabi Sabi (the art of imperfection) is likely to attract more attention.

Posted by Almar at September 21, 2006 06:57 PM