Filed under: Fun, Text, Weird Wednesday
Notologist is a simple idea that's beautifully executed. Phil Zelnar leaves pretty paper notes lying around, each one containing a code and a handwritten question. Someone finds the note, goes to the site, enters the code, and writes their reply. The rest of the world gets to see the replies and enjoy the site's beautiful design.
This is obviously a PR stunt, but it works. It's a great way for Phil to show off his design chops and his understanding of the social nature of the Web. I think it's much better than a portfolio or a plain bio. It's also nice that Phil only put down a tiny link at the bottom of the page (rather than a huge logo plastered all over the place) and gave the project its own domain.
If you like Notologist, you might want to check out Phil's other fun project, Your Favorite Letter. It collects votes for people's favorite letters, and then it eventually makes a word. It's difficult to explain, but it's very simple to understand once you see the page. It's also beautifully designed.
In fact, if every great Web designer would take some time to create a fun, compelling project, it would make the Web a whole lot funkier… and it might net them some great paid projects.
Kudos!Notologist leaves random notes lying around, publishes replies
Fuente: Download Squad