RE: Readability - CD/web site

Subject: RE: Readability - CD/web site
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- alltel -dot- net>, "Nelson, Julie " <JOHNST -at- acehardware -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 08:17:39 -0400

Julie Nelson said...

> 2. If it has truly necessary information, I try "select all" to
> see if some sort of reversal improves legibility. If that
> fails I try copying the text and pasting it into Emacs or
> some other editor. Perhaps instead I try opening the website
> with lynx; or maybe I edit the HTML source, correcting the
> colors, and save it onto my own machine so I can try reading
> it as it should have appeared.

I take a similar approach, although I generally just highlight sections
of the text I want to read. Generally I see this behavior on
non-commercial websites when I'm browsing from home (generally browsing
individual or "artsy" web sites to get design ideas for personal
projects of my own). If there's ever a very large chunk of text I want
to read, I will select all of it, then switch over to Open Office Writer
and "paste without formatting" to drop the text in as black on white so
I can read it clearly.

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