Looking to make your content more readable and accessible? Check out our tips to make your written content easy and digestible. This will make your digital content more accessible to audiences, and keep your audience’s attention for longer.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text. Break your content up into paragraphs to keep your readers from losing their focus. Plus, visually speaking, looking at a wall of paragraphs looks a lot more readable than one big piece of text. Make sure that your content is broken up at appropriate places too–– don’t just make paragraphs just to make them. A great way to distinguish new topics for paragraphs is by using headings. Read more about headings below!
Use headings to define the topics that your paragraphs are about. If you’re writing an article or a blog post, headings can be a particularly helpful way to break up your content. Headings will also let the reader get a taste of what they’re about to dive into. It will also let them potentially skip to where they need to in your content, and go back after to read on other topics.
Make your content more readable by using shorter sentences. Just like breaking your content up into paragraphs, using shorter sentences is a great way to give your readers a breather. When consuming written content in 2019, it can be daunting to be staring at a lot of text. Having shorter sentences will make it more digestible overall.
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Whether you’re designing a document or writing for the web, it’s important to keep fonts in mind. Keep to a selection of 2-3 fonts total that have easy readability. Creating a hierarchy of fonts (ex. one for the headers, one for the body font) will make for easier reading… and nicer editorial design!
If you’re writing your content to be distributed to a wide audience, keep all reading levels in mind. Making your content more readable means making it readable for your whole audience. Try to use words that are more universal in your writing to ensure that as many people can relate to your content as possible.
Break up your written content with some visuals. Using images and graphics to break up your content will make it far more digestible to your audience. This is because they get to take a little “break” in between your content. It will make your content more appealing as a whole to have some visuals placed into your post, page or design.