It's been a little heavy lately here and that needs to get remedied; stat. So, today I'm simply going to bitch up a storm about this new fad I'm seeing on web pages. As I'm perusing the internets and coming across various interesting articles I'm noticing a silly trend where the designer thinks it's a good idea to duplicate text in the main article in this huge center aligned font.
A good idea to duplicate
text in the main article
What is the point of this? Are we catering to such a "instant gratification" society that we now don't even expect people to read the article - or maybe put two or three of these huge-o text blocks so that when visitors come to your page they can say they read it even though they only read 3 sentences?
When visitors come
to your page they can
say they read it
I, for one, think this is a crap design choice meant to a) make you look like you have more content than you actually do, and 2) allow people to think they are knowledgeable in whatever topic you're writing about and be a lazy sack of crap at the same time.
Lazy sack of crap
If you do this on your blog or your freelance article, shame on you. How about you add a little more content instead of repeating yourself again and again.
Again and again.