Typographical Factors Affecting Reading in Digital Environment

Rapid development of the World Wide Web (WWW), along with the widespread use of text processors has increased the volume of documents that are reading from screen. As with reading printed documents, there are many different ways of reading electronic texts, which may be determined by the reader’s purpose, skills, or circumstances of reading. Web pages are frequently skimmed, rather than reading in depth or detail, but there are also circumstances where reading can be done in a normal rate. For this there are some ways of presenting text on screen which facilitate more effective reading, this may ultimately reduce the amount of documents that are print from screen. Several typographical factors such as text layout, font, format, background colour, eye fatigue are affecting the online reading. This paper discusses the typographical factors that are affecting the reading in digital environment.

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