Testing Web Text Readability
M. Jackson Wilkinson, Former Viget
Since my post about line length on the web got a bit of attention, much of it calling for more research, I figured we could help out with that a bit.
We've written up a brief reading comprehension test that can help us figure out if there are conclusions to be made about web text readability in different conditions. It's fast, it features a fun and quirky Cory Doctorow story, and it needs your input.
So head on over to the readability test and spend 10-15 mins to help us gather some great results. While you're at it, try to get everyone you know to take it as well, eh?
Once we've gotten a decent sample, we'll post the results here, so stay tuned.