In my perspectives, among the nine design ideas that shaped the web, the most important one is the creation of the emoticon. There are two reasons. One is that the use of emoticon help people communicate more effectively in daily life. People live in modern cities do not have much time to explain how they feel with redundant words. Instead, a simple emoticon can speak much more and save much time. In addition, the use of emoticon encourages all the participants on web to be creative and invent emoticons to express their feelings by combining random letters or punctuations. The other reason is that, the invention of emoticon successfully breaks the wall between simple characters and images that indicate varies of emotions; therefore, creates a new form of web art. On the one hand,the use of emoticon help people communicate their feelings much more quickly and effectively. The emoticons are first adopted in America from 1960s and then developed in Japan in the mid-’80s. At first the emoticons started with a simple smily face which represent happiness. Later Japanese users of emoticon created many more of them and now there are emoticon for all kinds of emotions. Instead of typing in “I am shocked by what you told me,” the user can simply send a (⊙_⊙) face or ∑( ° △ °|||) face. They save much time, and at the same time, create more dramatic effects. Some users in Japan also claim that using emoticons in conversations make them more intriguing and less boring. Also, for shy people, putting up a happy face like this: ≧▽≦, is much easier than saying “thanks I’m so happy for what you did for me.” On the other hand, emoticon is an impressive artistic achievement which uses text to make images that convey richer meanings. When we type in text to chat online, the words and punctuations stand for certain meanings or grammar rules that are strictly followed by all of us. However, when the text is turned to emoticons, they are no longer what they meant before. For example, a colon in this form “Latest News Today: Sixty Cats Broke Into A Man’s House for Fish”certainly is different from “ : -) ” in which the colon is the eyes of a face. In a word, the creative thoughts in the invention of emoticons are extremely inspiring.The process of combining text characters to an image (most times a face with emotion)becomes the process of making art.