All CAPS is hard to read and shouting in "net" language

THIS TEXT IS HARDER TO READ
BECAUSE THE LETTERS ARE
ALL THE SAME SIZE.

This text is easier to read.
Font size and style (limited)

PRE tag - non-proportional font - recognizes spaces

This is a non-proportional font
This is a proportional font
Type size consistency and to mark special topics or headers

Captions - Quick scan of page to get content

Anti-aliased text vs aliased

Alignment horizontal and vertical

Readability on the screen - Bite sized chunks

Graphic bars separators
Keep info concise - page size limit

High contrast/low contrast between background color and text

People are browsers - eye strain


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Bonnie Mitchell - Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Art
SIGCSE Conference Barcelona, 1996 bonniem@syr.edu