A series of scripts designed to increase readability on websites using color, font styles, shading etc.
These are not methods ordinarily used, but anecdotal evidence suggests that these methods can greatly increase readability. If you want to try it out on a large amount of text, try this example text: A Dream of Armageddon.
Using slight variations in color for symbols, the obviousness of commas and sentence endings can increase, unconsciously assisting the reader.
Subtle shading can help prevent jumping between paragraphs on a page by making them distinct.
If you are visiting from a modern web-kit browser, you may notice a few things about the style.
- First, the font used on these pages is Open Dyslexic. It is an open source font designed to address some of the symptoms of dyslexia.
- Second, every other paragraph is lightly shaded to help keep your eyes centered on the text you are currently reading. Every paragraph or list item you hover over is darker, to help keep you focused.
- The color scheme should lower the contrast just enough to prevent glare and blinding that can happen with a bright high contrast scheme.
- The fourth style decision is that every symbol is a darker color than the text. This helps to separate thoughts and make reading a bit smoother.
- And finally, a reading bar. It shades across the screen where your mouse hovers, just like if you were holding a bookmark, or old receipt over a book to keep your place.