Wall of text

The deadly wall of text

First in the series of posts about the most common website mistakes. Whilst they may be times when you need to cover a lot of imformation such as in a tutorial or set of instructions, no one wants to trawl through hundreds of lines of text without a break. It kills interaction, is boring and painful to read. Some of the things you can do to make it easier on the eye include:

  • Shorter paragraphs
  • Use of headings and sub-headings (These are also important for search engine optimisation)
  • Bulleted or numbered lists
  • Use relevant images to support your content
  • Use a clear writing style
  • Consider the reader before composing your content

Overall if you have a lot of content it might be better to break it up into separate pages