Re: Readability - CD/web site
Do you know of any readability studies available on the web that
reference what background color/font color/font size & type is easiest
to read on a CD or web site. Our long term goal is to include a good
deal of this content on our intranet site, so it would be helpful if the
CD & web site had a similar layout. I'm researching this on Google, but
I thought I'd check here too. I'm guessing I could find something on
Jakob Nielsen's site.
Here is what looks like a pretty thorough study:
called "Color Combinations and Readability." It cites
other studies and claims that the effects of colors on
readability are not consistent. It provides a w3c algorithm
for differences in background brightness and text.
I found another study at http://www.aprompt.ca/WebPageColors.html
called "Testing the Readability of Web Page Colors."
My Google search terms were "color readability web site"
and I got quite a few hits.
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Readability - CD/web site: From: Nelson, Julie
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