Re: annoying websites

by "Lauren Hanka" <bluejay(at)>

 Date:  Sun, 8 Jul 2001 19:57:52 -0700
 To:  <hwg-techniques(at)>
 References:  thejockeyclub intrex marc oemcomputer
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Thanks for sharing that tidbit of information Karin. I *knew* sentence
length should be short for easier reading, I just didn't know what the
standard was.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Karin Christensen" <karinc(at)>
To: <hwg-techniques(at)>
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2001 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: annoying websites

> I'm not Ray, and I have only been scanning these annoying website posts,
> Marc's website has something that I find not really annoying but reduces
> ability to view a website.  In the publishing world there is (or was) a 4"
> rule.  That is that if a sentence is longer than 4" it is hard to read
> because the eyes get tired and the reader will lose their place.  I find
> that sentences that run clear across the screen to be difficult to read.
> That's why I like fixed width tables with short sentences that are broken
> with space between paragraphs.  It is difficult enough to read long
> of text on a monitor as it is.  Just my 2 centavos.
> Karin

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