The influence of line spacing and text alignment on visual search of web pages

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97616
Title:
The influence of line spacing and text alignment on visual search of web pages
Authors:
Ling, J. (Jonathan); van Schaik, P. (Paul) ( 0000-0001-5322-6554 )
Affiliation:
Keele University. School of Psychology; University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences. Psychology Section
Citation:
Ling, J. and van Schaik, P. (2007) 'The influence of line spacing and text alignment on visual search of web pages', Displays, 28(2), pp.60-67.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Displays
Issue Date:
Apr-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97616
DOI:
10.1016/j.displa.2007.04.003
Abstract:
This research investigated the effects of text presentation on online behaviour and preferences in order to generate design guidelines for the production of web pages. Previous research has indicated that method of text presentation has a significant impact on usability. The present research found that varying text presentation had a significant effect on task performance, with wider line spacing leading to better accuracy and to faster reaction times. Left-aligned text led to better performance, although participants preferred justified text. Implications of these results for the design of web pages are discussed and recommendations given.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
web; usability; text presentation; line spacing; alignment
ISSN:
0141-9382
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 29/04/2010]
Citation Count:
1 [Scopus, 29/04/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLing, J. (Jonathan)en
dc.contributor.authorvan Schaik, P. (Paul)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-29T08:52:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-29T08:52:34Z-
dc.date.issued2007-04-
dc.identifier.citationDisplays; 28(2):60-67.en
dc.identifier.issn0141-9382-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.displa.2007.04.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/97616-
dc.description.abstractThis research investigated the effects of text presentation on online behaviour and preferences in order to generate design guidelines for the production of web pages. Previous research has indicated that method of text presentation has a significant impact on usability. The present research found that varying text presentation had a significant effect on task performance, with wider line spacing leading to better accuracy and to faster reaction times. Left-aligned text led to better performance, although participants preferred justified text. Implications of these results for the design of web pages are discussed and recommendations given.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 29/04/2010]en
dc.subjectweben
dc.subjectusabilityen
dc.subjecttext presentationen
dc.subjectline spacingen
dc.subjectalignmenten
dc.titleThe influence of line spacing and text alignment on visual search of web pagesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKeele University. School of Psychology; University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences. Psychology Sectionen
dc.identifier.journalDisplaysen
ref.citationcount1 [Scopus, 29/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardLing, J. and van Schaik, P. (2007) 'The influence of line spacing and text alignment on visual search of web pages', Displays, 28(2), pp.60-67.en
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