A very cool new website appeared recently, I think I first saw it on Twitter somewhere (sorry I forget who Tweeted it), but its all over the place now.
Designers typically take wireframes and design beautiful websites incorporating all the information blocks, Web Without Words goes in the other direction. Converting popular websites back to their blocked roots.
Every week I’ll take a popular and known website and reconstruct it by removing all words and images, replacing them with blocks (what is typical in the “concepting” phase of a design process).
Currently 3 sites have been reconstructed, Google, Yahoo! and CNN, with another one appearing each week.
It would be interesting to see how the finished product changed from the original wireframes, but we probably won’t have access to that kind of information.