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Summary

McMullin et al., 2001

Strategies for improving readability of text include chunking and using layout cues such as number and levels of headings; style elements like emphasis, font size, and colour; and judicious use of whitespace. There is no conclusive research as to what is better: using whitespace and other cues to segment one long page or breaking the chunks into separate documents. Ultimately, the nature of the content and the purpose for presenting it as hypertext will be the key to determining how it is best structured on the Web.



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