RE: eye movement and web page layout

Subject: RE: eye movement and web page layout
From: "Garrett R. Winn" <garrett1 -at- garrettwinn -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:35:08 -0700


I don't have time at the moment to look up the references, but I included
some research of this in my Master's Thesis, and drew some of my own

You may or may not agree with what I wrote, but you're welcome to check it
out at

Click the "Thesis Text" link to read the whole thing (takes a long time to
load since I haven't split it into separate page), or go to to open
the PDF, and then potentially download it.

Much success!

Garrett Winn

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Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 11:41 AM
Subject: eye movement and web page layout

G'day all,

I've been googling away for a while, trying to find any studies that
demonstrate how the eye moves around a Web page when the page first loads.
I have some vague memory of a study showing that most "western people" (or
whatever) start in the top left corner, moves across the top of the page,
down the right side, and end up somewhere in the middle. I have another
vague memory telling me that the first thing the eye moves to is images,
rather than text.



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