Several years ago a graphic designer colleague used the word delightful in the unexpected (at that time) context of user interface options for a small software system. Since then "delightful" appears increasingly often in the UI/UX world. Perhaps it's nearing or past its novelty-peak and will soon be passé with the trendier crowd. For now, though, it remains eye-catching, as in the æsthetic page "A delightful reference for HTML Symbols, Entities and ASCII Character Codes".

And why shouldn't joyous form fulfill function? Arguably the function of life is to build beauty, cherish charm, and deliver delight!

(cf Universal Flourishing (2001-12-25), Portrait of the Artist (2007-02-08), Beautiful Bureaucrat (2016-06-23), ...) - ^z - 2020-01-25