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Reading Online Articles - Font Size

I write articles online that tend to range from 300 words to something shy of 1000 words. They are mostly technical in nature. While I enjoy reading some articles, there are a few factors that encourage me to read certain pieces, and avoid others, that are independent of the quality of the writing. What are they?

Many of them are characteristics of most online readers. Paragraphs should not be too long. The page should be formatted well and text should contrast well with the background of the page. Images, bullets, and boxes help me have the energy to read on.

But here's one thing most of us may not have thought of... FONT SIZE.

While we should be able to read the font because of its size and pleasant appearance, a font that is too large is tiring to read and requires too much mouse activity. I'm not the kind of guy who uses a mouse wheel. I'm strictly a button guy. I'm sure there are others out there who are like myself. So, please, don't...

use too large a font size for your article.

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MegL wrote on July 10, 2017, 1:01 PM

Too large or too small, it can cause problems for the reader.

LisaSteinmetz wrote on July 11, 2017, 10:28 PM

I agree there. I prefer to use normal font over the huge stuff.