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Writing (& Formatting) for the Web

How Users Read on the Web

They don’t. People rarely read Web pages word by word; instead, they scan the page, picking out individual words and sentences. In research on how people read websites we found that 79 percent of our test users always scanned any new page they came across; only 16 percent read word-by-word.

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Why Should I Upgrade My Browser

Better Performance

Newer browsers handle advanced web technologies better than their aging counterparts. Javascript effects, such as the animated effects you see on this web site or the drop down menus on every page, can cause a significant slow-down on older browsers.

For fastest performance, if you are using any version of Internet Explorer (IE), consider switching to (in order of preference for improved performance):


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