Eye Spy began with the web design quest to make digital art for the sake of making art. The art itself does not have to make web design sense. The web page is the vessel to hold the content, but the content purpose is not to be part of the collective. The installation doesn’t have navigation or buttons to take it away from the page. The animation and artwork is the destination. If the user wants to leave, use the browser back button, or click a bookmark button, use the URL bar to activate a new URL or dig deeper with a search term. The user already has many options of how to leave your page. So why provide them with an exit point.
User friendliness may be overrated – if the parts that come together to create a user-friendly system to the detriment of the content integrity. When we speak about online content integrity what are we including. As Rachel Andrew has included in many of her presentations the fundamental foundation of hacking our way to formatting content. But, more so, I think the message I see across all of Rachel Andrew content is that we are are the beginning of something new.
With CSS grid there are new ways to control content. And that is what I think is key to the future of online content. I want a oneness with my content. Users are getting bored with the endless scrolling feeds. Can I just go and be one with the content. Actually sit with the content for awhile. Schedule time to spend with data.