Thursday, July 08, 2004

Pull Quotes on the Web

Michael Pick has a good article called Pull Quotes and the Web, that addresses how to create pull quotes on web pages. Note that he has another page that has examples that work properly in IE.

“79 percent of our test users always scanned any new page they came across”
Jakob Nielsen
In order to play with this myself, I've added a pull-quote in one of styles Michael so graciously gives an example of. The quote is from a Jakob Nielsen article about how users read on the web.

The main problem with pull-quotes is how to come up with the right quote. Sometimes you may need to massage your article to create punchy content that is worth quoting. While this may seem a waste of time, it will help you create more easily read web content - which is always a good thing, right? ;-)

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