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What is the best number of paragraph width for readability? [duplicate]

Since my current project has a lot of text/paragraph content, I consider about the readability of the website. I've seen and try to inspect any of sites that I feel have a good readability such as ...
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Width of a page that contains mostly text [duplicate]

I'm working on a design for a blog. The blog is very text oriented. It contains long articles of thousands of words. When I look around the web I see that blogs often have a 'fixed width' page size (...
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Best reading width for reading content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ideal column width for paragraphs online What are the most conventional type of width to read content, especially long content? Is there any studies ? For example ...
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What is the optimal line length for body copy on the web? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ideal column width for paragraphs online We’ve always been told that lines of text should not be longer than 55 - 65 characters or thereabouts but I'm also finding studies ...
Jared Christensen's user avatar
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13 answers
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Why do many sites leave half of each webpage empty?

Why do many sites leave half of each webpage empty? Isn't this a waste of screen space? One nice example of this is the Stack Exchange Network sites: As you can see, there is a ton of whitespace ...
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7 answers
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Why do websites not use entire width of browser?

What reasons might a website not use the entire width of the browser, like Gmail does? For example, StackOverflow does not use the entire width — it has left and right margins. This means the ...
kensen john's user avatar
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4 answers
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Multi-column articles

I just came across this article by Paul Lewis. The first thing I noticed was the multi-column layout. It's great that people are trying to break the usage of overused templates for articles/blogs, ...
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2 answers
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How wide should a webpage get?

So when creating a responsive design, how big should the maximum width of the container be? Should the maximum width of a webpage be fixed (width: 100%; max-width: 1200px)? Should it grow slower ...
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Navigation on a desktop website targeting mobile-friendly users

More and more people are browsing the web primarily from their mobile devices; similarly, most young people use their phone as their main browsing device. I'm part of the generation who grew up with ...
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Should a informational box for a wide form be centered, left or right aligned?

I am working on updating the layout and styles of our existing application. At the top of a very wide table that has lots of checkboxes and fields is a information box. We need to explain some basic ...
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What is considered optimal word spacing, letter spacing, characters per inch etc. for best readability?

What is considered optimal word spacing, letter spacing, characters per inch etc. for best readability? Are there studies with results that anybody can cite?
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Too wide text for the screen?

I'm building a website. On desktop the maximum width is 1140px. My body font size is 16px. Both these feels correct. However, when I add text it's too wide to be optimal in readability. See image ...
Jens Törnell's user avatar
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3 answers
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Dealing with too much white space

I am working on some wireframes for an app. The app has a lot of short flows that usually require filling two inputs fields or have a small FAQ as seen in the examples below. I tried looking the ...
Chris's user avatar
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Width of visual field of the sharp focus (Macula) area of the retina at average distance from screen

Does any one have any information about the width of the sharp focal area of the retina (the Macula)? I am trying to get an understanding of how this could impact the ideal length for a line of copy. ...
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2 votes
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Research about effects of text page formatting on cognitive load?

Has anyone come across peer-reviewed research on the effect of text page formatting on cognitive load? I'm more particularly interested on wider evidence about whether working with column width, one ...
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