Increasing Text Readability Using list Structure for Web

Sadaf Riaz, Sadique Ahmed Bugti, Walayat Hussain

Abstract


With the increase of internet usage information circulation is majorly carried out via web pages for which web readability is a major concern and efforts are being made for improving web readability taking several factors into consideration. This research paper is based on an empirical survey that is carried out for examining the impact of text lay out on web readability identifying the preferred user choice. In this paper comparison on three different text structures on web page readability is done. The results show that majority of the participants preferred numbered list text lay out over paragraphed and pictorial in terms of both readability and time conservation.

Keywords


Readability; Reading behavior; Visual structure; Text structures; Numbered list; Flow chart; Paragraph

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