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The web is changing. It’s evolving rapidly, specially as of late. It’s becoming more social, localized and real-time. Instant and distributed is the new trend. It’s adapt or loose the battle for other web properties if they want to maintain their popularity. By now, you probably heard about new redesign of twitter, one that happened sometime yesterday. I think this is where future of the web and information is heading. Why am I writing all this? It got me thinking how maintaining this website alone won’t be possible anytime soon. We need to follow the trend, and evolve as well. Think I should put more work in connecting and hiring professional individuals, and re-architect our website with more sophisticated functions and design. What do you think? What do you think is the future of Mighty Optical Illusion? Where do you see us head next (design, functionality, distribution…)? Which things you like here, and which ones you don’t? Am not sure if all my thoughts relate to you, still here’s a nice set of Impossible Windows by István Orosz just to keep up with the illusion trend ;)

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67 Responses
  1. Latisha says:

    just great………….!!!!!!

  2. Mike says:

    I think every comment system should have threaded replies. Excellent idea.

    As for the illusions, some of them I had a hard time seeing. Some of them hurt my head to look at, trying to force the illusion to happen :)

    • ELC says:

      i agree! and the reply button is GREAT! ;) I think it would be great to be eaiser to send you illusions, like to have a button or something ;) I like your color scheme, no need to change! I don’t know if this is possible, but it would be EXTREMLY cool if when you clicked on a section, say, bilboards, there was a button that would give you a random illusion ONLY from that section! :D just an idea! Also if you could add ccolors and font options to the comments, that would be sweet! Keep up the good work! ;)

  3. Kris says:

    1. Great illusions!

    2. My brain hurts from them… Some nice old brain exercises!

    3. The Reply button…. AWESOME! :D

    ~Kris

  4. Emily says:

    Love the illusions!
    If you need any help, I will be more than happy to give you some assistance plus my hubby loves to do stuff with computers and websites!

  5. Rob H. says:

    I just found this site 2 weeks ago and have been visiting it daily ever since. I’m 28 and content with the features but maybe people younger than I may not be. Making the site a little more user friendly is always a good thing but there are sites which have lost their charm due to redesigning themselves.

  6. some of them worked well, some didnt… but i like the sound of a new website, i dont think you need much more than maybe a simple polish though… reply to comments sounds great. well done Vurdlak

  7. Wow..! Simple and also brilliant!

  8. blankslate says:

    First-time comment, but I feel strongly about this.

    Not interested in Facebook, Twitter or any other “social” media! Just like the illusions for themselves – don’t need “social” gadgets to do that! Privacy is important! (At least I like to pretend it still is…)

  9. Vurdlak you have done it again! The impossible windows are fantastic! When I look at the top of the picture the windows recede; but when I look at the bottom of the picture the windows come forward. I’ve never seen anything to beat this one. You’re great! Keep up the great work!!

  10. k-dawg says:

    very cool! anyone notice the skulls hidden in the 4th image??

    • Peet says:

      And there looks like a little person trying to escape from the books near the bottom too!!

      Vurdlak – Thanks for the reply feature. Great idea.

    • Mary says:

      I hadn’t noticed the skulls, then I looked more closely and noticed the floor.
      I also don’t use twitter and facebook, and I like the site now. Employing people could be a hassle and I really don’t get how you make money out of this sort of thing. but the internet is constantly changing, so it is up to you, how much work you want to put into it.

  11. Rufino says:

    Fine post but it is marred slightly by spelling “lose” (the opposite of win) as “loose” (the opposite of tight).

  12. David William Eidson says:

    Don’t go changin’ to try and please me…I love you just the way you are!

  13. Kia says:

    I think you should do a site where the links are like mini, optical illusions of their own :)

  14. Kristin says:

    Running a business is really tough. The more people you hire, the more headaches you’ll have. You started this website our of joy! Keep it simple and joyful or you won’t want to do it anymore. All your fans want you to keep up your great work and be happy!

  15. Jacques Kuun says:

    Weird but cool illusions

  16. Vurdlak says:

    test for embeddable images in comments
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    • Vurdlak says:

      If you’d like to add an image in your comment (like I did here), just click the link next to the “Submit Comment”.

    • Christopher Jarvis says:

      definitely keep the comment function and the picture function. They rock!!!!

      thumbsUp.jpg

    • Vurdlak says:

      Hmm, have to lower the max width, since 500px would be too much if images were to be found in replies! test below:

      bg.png

  17. peace-angel says:

    Ienjoy the site how it is!!!
    The 3rd illusion down, the 1 with the tree growing, is wicked!!!

  18. ahdaunti says:

    I love MOI just the way it is. As the old saying goes…”If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

  19. Slammer says:

    I like the site the way it is. I don’t see anything that needs to be changed. I like the KISS rule-keep it simple, stupid. The site works well, and it’s easy to get anywhere you want to. The only thing I’ve noticed is a slightly longer load time than I would expect, but that’s probable just the nature of the site. It’s great the way it is!

  20. Deepak says:

    very cool

  21. Joseph says:

    Revamped comment system is awesome!

  22. Fred says:

    Excellent impossible geometrics.
    The first one would make sense if viewed as an inside corner were it not for the top of the window on the right. There is no other conflicting reference if viewed in that perspective.

  23. Jess says:

    Whilst the reply and embedding is useful, I dont think the website needs to change much – people come here to look at illusions, not to socialise. You may want to look into having some merchandise, but most illusions have copywrite, so that wouldn’t be possible. Good luck!

  24. Peter says:

    If you liked these (and I did), you would probably enjoy some of the works of M.C. Escher. Particularly Relativity(1953),Convex and Concave(1955) Belvedere(1958), ascending & Descending(1960)and Waterfall (1961). not all of his work involved illusions, but it is all masterful.

  25. Alinda says:

    I also like the floor in the fourth image. I didn’t see it at first sight, because i was focused on the window, but after taking i better look I also noticed the floor :)

  26. Some Guy says:

    this is the only website I check EVERY time i am online. I will keep doing so until it gets to be too much of a pain. I agree Keep it simple. It’s a great site.

  27. Janelle McDermott says:

    I love these, and love the reply button too, it directs the comments more specifically

  28. Mary Beth says:

    I love this website. I check it out every day. I agree with those who say that there is no need to add facebook, twitter, etc.

    As for todays illusions, I think they are fantastic, and I love the artwork in all of them!

  29. Awesome says:

    Awesome

  30. ahdaunti says:

    I agree with Some Guy. I love this website and it is the ONLY one I view almost every day!

  31. This is the first site I check daily, despite the “minor” problems T love this page. Please do not screw around with it! I like most of the illusions and the chit chat that go along with it. Good luck………..

  32. St Louis Surgeon says:

    Vurdlak,

    Do not fall for the siren song of Facebook and Twitter. You site is the anti-Twitter: thoughtful, challenging, and rewarding to those who put in real hard work. Most of f and t appear to me of us as the banal musings of the uninteresting. Cheers to those getting something out of these services, but don’t foist them upon us.

    The fans of Mighty Optical Illusions are building impossible slopes and happy birthday cubes. We are trying to wrap our head around the amazing talent behind Chop Cup. (Wow!) And we are writing complete sentences (without goofy texting abbreviations), employing punctation and eschewing smileys.

    Definitely go with the small improvements. I love the new comments / Reply function. (Embeddable images, not so much.) The random illusion button by category mentioned above also sounds need.

    The site and widget are marvelous. As the many fine readers above has stated, less is more.

    Finally, thank you, thank you for the daily joy you bring. I imagine the site is a labor of love. Back at you, man.

  33. EDDIE says:

    looking up looking down the choice is yours

  34. carol synhorst says:

    Please do not become lost in a technological spiral. I will miss you if you do.

  35. Riff says:

    In my opinion, I would encourage you to expand and make the site better with more functions and designs. After all, in the beginning this site was pretty bare and plain. Now you’ve integrated social media into this site and added things like a video player and better searching. However, what keeps people coming back are the illusions, and personally for me, the personal commentary by you. So don’t be changing that. But you should keep up with small improvements like the reply button ( we can have better discussions now!) and image embedding. Good luck in the future!

  36. Morgen says:

    I think “keeping up with the jones’” is over-rated. Don’t adapt to new technology and go hiring folks just to keep your blog going. I love the site as it is, and I don’t twitter. I don’t need that kind of connectedness.

    If you find that you have too many comments, too much to post on a daily basis, then fine, adapt to new technology, hire folks and all that.

    And the images today? They are great!

  37. anon. says:

    I love the new improvements, but I really don’t think that you should make the site more like twitter and facebook. It’s the fact that this web has a unique personality that I love. That personality could easily be lost by trying to “keep up” with other websites.

  38. The top pictures as depicts our today as portrays everything that burns inside me – wow! Your art looks much better than my capability to speak in English – l admire Mighty Optical Illusion and bow to you-your great mastery. Thank you and best wishes to you from your fan Butterfly in Plaster

  39. Jeannie says:

    The toast image illusion reads “toast and eggs”

  40. dawn says:

    love the toast and eggs, and the little eggs under the wording was nice too

  41. Al says:

    The STEREOGRAM illusion is the best among all illusions featured as far as I am concerned. I have been looking for this kind of illusion to no avail. I hope you will feature more of these kind in the future. More power!!!

  42. JVSilaya says:

    “TOASTS AND EGGS” indeed with two eggs below.

  43. mariah says:

    wow! i think i like the top one best! then the fourth one!

  44. Dolphin says:

    I love it.Very nicely done!

  45. anonimo says:

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE LAST ONE

  46. thebrainster says:

    when a site can provide quality service, or, when anything can, the rest of the stuff, like services and features, don’t have to be as prominent to compensate, and you’ve put up some pretty good illusions here

  47. jenny LOL! says:

    WOW this is neat and wow my eyes r look KAPOOF beta giv it a star (lov the drawings..well wat eve they used)

  48. Zeb says:

    i am scared, every thin is confusing to me, I am afrade to go out side.

  49. RN says:

    Super cool illusions!

  50. kunal says:

    Its an awesome Illusions and art, I salute those persons who make this things look like happening.

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