clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

A utility of subtraction: the 'Wordless Web' invites you to a calmer, more visual internet

New, 11 comments

An experiment by Ji Lee and Cory Forsyth called the "Wordless Web" hides text and leaves only images behind.

Wordless Web Screenshot
Wordless Web Screenshot

An internet without context — this is the fundamental idea behind Ji Lee and Cory Forsyth's experiment, "Wordless Web." The team has created a bookmarklet that removes text from a website, leaving only images and the page layout behind. On his blog, Lee says that, without text, "[you're] free to enjoy the images in their purest form, without names, labels, definitions, or purpose."

Both Forsyth and Lee have interesting histories; Forsyth is the creator of outside.in, while Lee was previously a creative director for Google who now works for Facebook. If you'd like join these two on their existential journey to discover the "Wordless Web," give the bookmarklet after the source a go. Here's what the front page of The Verge looks like; why not give our features page a try?

Wordless_verge