I visited a site linked from Slashdot today, which was an article (press release) about a new “open” mobile phone. The thing that amazed me was the small percentage of the initially-visible browser window devoted to actual useful content. 9.08%, by my calculations. And I have a 1280×1024 screen.
So I hereby inaugurate the 2010 “Content? What’s That?” Awards. Find a website page with as small a percentage of the page devoted to content as possible, post a screenshot on your blog with the content highlighted in red, as above, and the percentage calculated, and link to it here. Lowest percentage wins.
- Sites must be family-friendly.
- Page must actually have some content – those typo-squatted all-ads domains don’t count.
- Analysis is made on the first visible page section only. Yes, people have different display sizes. In case of dispute, I’ll make a final judgement on my display.
- Please post screenshots stripped of browser chrome. You may also want to shrink them 50%.
- Headlines count as content. Metadata, intra-site links and ads do not.
- Whitespace does not count as content. Exception: whitespace within content, e.g. paragraph breaks and space were a headline would go if it were longer, do count.
- Yes, almost no website would ever score 100%.That’s OK.
Let’s see if this works :-)