The problem of text readability on the website – one of the leading issues, the web design of today. To refrain from use of the site many fonts or fonts that are different in size, quite hard. Because literally every day there are more and more new fonts to satisfy any aesthetic taste. However, in pursuit of a beautiful text style it is important not to forget that the main thing is still content. So the font selection should not affect the quality of information perception visitor.

Here are a few recommendations on the proper design of the text on the website.

When you need to highlight particularly important text, it is customary to write the font larger. In the main text page is usually the largest font I write the section headings a little smaller – the headings of sections or materials and even fewer main text. This is sufficient for visual separation of text. If the number of different font sizes in the main page text is greater, then the user may not understand what information is important. By the way, for other page elements such as menu or footer, it is acceptable to use different font sizes.

Nowadays there are so many different set of fonts. in the style of "techno" in style "retro" or "country", fonts that mimic handwriting, etc. But what looks good on paper may not be acceptable for the main text of the site. In paper I like to use serif typefaces. For example, one of the most common serif typefaces, Times New Roman, is perfect for documents, as it looks very presentable. Serifs on the ends of the letters easy to read text, but only if it is printed at high resolution. However, the same font for the site with a small resolution user monitor looks illegible, the user has to strain their eyes to read the text.

Much more acceptable for the main text of the site some chopped font. Traditionally this is Verbana. Chopped fonts have more symbols and greater inter-symbol distance, so they are easier to read from the screen.

Choosing the font for the site, it is impossible "to overdo". For the main text pages it is better to use one headset, and for the site logo or navigation, you can use several different typefaces. In General, the experts on usability recommend use no more than three different set of fonts on the page.

Particularly important words, phrases or sentences, you can highlight underlined. bold or italic a font style. Bold perfect for highlighting a whole line, in italics for individual words or short phrases. Underlining text should be used cautiously, because usually underlined hyperlinks. It is important to remember that it makes sense to select the bold or italic font style of only small parts of the text, because if you select all, you are not selected really nothing.

By the way, the allocation of large blocks of text in capital letters is also not conducive to a qualitative perception of the information. After all, if all letters are equally large, it is unclear where it begins a new sentence, which words are proper names, etc.

{!LANG-75e70ed3b1904c81b388b67e9f6a290b!}the alignment of the text on the page. The most optimal option – left alignment because the text is right-aligned page, or width, is read much worse. For example, if the string less than 40 characters, then this line justified alignment is not suitable, the text is too "intermittent".

Line spacing, called in typography the leading, and character spacing, called kerning, should have a value not less than the default. Too dense text very difficult to read.

The size of the blocks of text on the page also play an important role for the perception of the text by site visitors. If the main page text is presented in a single continuous block, it is perceived worse than text that is broken into several smaller paragraphs of 3-5 sentences each. Worse also seen worse wide blocks of text compared to narrow.

Thus, with the help of correct formatting of the text on the website you can highlight the main and secondary information in the text, at first glance the content of the page. If the site visitor will find it pleasant and convenient to read the text on Your pages, then this will positively have an impact on its rating the web design of Your website.