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We love Wikipedia. The idea of a constantly updated knowledge base where everyone is welcome to read and contribute is staggering, and we dip into this great pool of content on an almost daily basis at 1910. However, having spent the last three years learning more about typography have made us…
Although people weren’t used to scrolling in the mid-nineties, nowadays it’s absolutely natural to use the browser’s scrollbar. For a continuous and lengthy content, like an article or a tutorial, scrolling provides even better usability than slicing up the text to several pages.
You don’t have to squeeze everything into the top of your homepage or above the fold. To make sure that people will scroll, you need to follow certain design principles and provide content that keeps your visitors interested. Also keep in mind that content above the fold will still get the most attention and is also crucial for users in deciding whether your page is worth reading at all.
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We think first
Of vague words that are synonyms for progress
And pair them with footage of a high-speed train.
Is doing lots of stuff
That may or may not have anything to do with us.
See how this guy in a lab coat holds up a beaker?
That means we do research.
Here’s a picture of DNA.
There are a shitload of people in the world
Especially in India
See how we’re part of the global economy?
Look at these farmers in China.
But we also do business in the U.S.A.
Or want you to think we do.
Check out this wind energy thing in Indiana,
And this blue collar guy with dirt on his face.
Also, we care about the environment, loosely.
Here’s some powerful, rushing water
And people planting trees.
Our policies could be related to these panoramic views of Costa Rica.
In today’s high speed environment,
Stop motion footage of a city at night
With cars turning quickly
Makes you think about doing things efficiently
And time passing.
Lest you think we’re a faceless entity,
Look at all these attractive people.
Here’s some of them talking and laughing
And close-ups of hands passing canned goods to each other
In a setting that evokes community service.
Are all words we chose from a list.
Like this guy who’s looking up and pointing
At a skyscraper or a kite
While smiling and explaining something to his child.
Using a specific ratio
of Asian people to Black people to Women to White men
We want to make sure we represent your needs and interests
Or at least a version of your skin color
In our ads.
Did we put a baby in here?
What about an ethnic old man whose wrinkled smile represents
the happiness and wisdom of the poor?
“Eines morgens sind sie da, die beiden Beobachter. Mit Trenchcoat und Schlapphut stehen sie vor dem Bett des Bankangestellten K. und kritzeln in ihre Notizbücher. Woher sie kommen? Das dürfen sie nicht sagen. Wie lange sie bleiben? Auch das nicht. Sicher ist nur, dass sie K. künftig auf Schritt und Tritt begleiten müssen.
Es sind nicht nur der Titel und der quasi namenlose Protagonist von Roman Gonthers Kurzfilm Die Beobachtung, die an Kafka erinnern. Auch die ständige Überwachung, die scheinbar übermächtigen Behörden, spielen eine wichtige Rolle. So scheint es jedenfalls. Denn je länger Die Beobachtung geht, desto mehr Interpretationsmöglichkeiten ergeben sich.”
via DIE ZEIT