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Chapter 2. Web Page Design > Breaking Up Long Pages

Breaking Up Long Pages

You should avoid placing too much content on a single page. You read earlier in this chapter that users typically scan a page rather than read it, so most of the content you pack onto a long page will be lost on them. On top of that, forcing users to scroll through large amounts of text serves only to annoy them. If you have a lot of content, you should try to think of ways to divide it over several pages so that users can read it in smaller, more digestible chunks.

Sometimes long pages are unavoidable. For those instances, you can make use of some of the graphics elements techniques, discussed in the following section, to make reading long pages less of an effort for your audience.


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