Readability Formulas and the Web

A Al-Badi, PJ Mayhew, A Al-Solbi

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Readability on websites should be given high priority. Web documents have very different characteristics form newspaper articles or pages in a textbook. Web designers are required to design web pages that attract surfers, retain and convert them to loyal customers. This paper is an attempt to explore and investigate issues related to writing for the web and to check whether the readability formulas/indices can help in this respect. It aims to answer the following questions: What are the readability formulas/indexes? What do they measure? How useful are they for checking that the text is easy to read? Do they help writing for the web? If not, what is the alternative?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
EventInternational Business Information Management Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 5 Jul 20057 Jul 2005


ConferenceInternational Business Information Management Conference
Abbreviated titleIBIMA 2005

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