Why do we have pull quotes on the Web?(adactio.com)

over 4 years ago from Russell Heimlich, Lead Web Developer at the Pew Research Center

  • Ben Patterson, over 4 years ago

    Pull quotes take a sentence out of it's original context and allow the writer/editor to reframe it in a slightly different way. Good pull quotes are typically sentences that are really salient and get to the heart of an article. As a reader it's pretty easy to skim by something that the writer really wanted to stand out, or felt was the idea at the heart of the article. Pull quotes are a way to emphasize those parts.

    They are more than eye candy, and more than just a way to catch your eye as you flip or scroll through an article.

    3 points
    • alec salec s, over 4 years ago

      I agree with this. It's a stylistic choice as well, and there is certainly room for style in editorial writing.

      0 points