Testing Web Text Readability

M. Jackson Wilkinson, Former Viget

Article Category: #Design & Content

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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.

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