via Justin Jackson.
Justin’s essay struck a chord with me, because it looks at the basic, innermost kernel of the web: words. On a purposefully old-fashioned-looking page, it tears apart all the layers of design make-up and calls to focus on the message, on the information the page conveys. The essay should not be taken “to the letter” — this is no Luddite call to go to the web of 1997. It is the spirit of the essay that I find fascinating. Where I do disagree is only this sentence: “the most powerful tool on the web is still words.” In my opinion, videos or photos can be just as powerful and just as valid to get a message across, albeit not as accessible as words. All in all, a good read.