Silence, Full Stop, and Replace All are experimental browser extensions which make word-processor style formatting effects available during casual web browsing. “Full Stop” hides all semantic content on the page, revealing only punctuation and negative space. “Silence” also hides all content, instead showing only empty boxes where text or images would ordinarily appear. “Replace All” indiscriminately substitutes enthusiasm for meaningful language.
The results convey a sense of visual and semantic structure that would not otherwise be easily discernable. The variability of results suggests the extent to which the web remains an evolving medium for design.
These experiments are envisioned as tools for designers, as part of a structural exploration of typography and information hierarchy.