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Reading volumes of text on a computer screen is difficult and tiring. From a design standpoint, text should fill less than half the screen 2. Use Appropriate Fonts Fonts are useful in focusing attention on certain test on the screen, enhancing readability, setting a tone (serious, lighthearted), and projecting an image (progressive, conservative). When choosing a font, always consider the objectives and the audience. 3. Make it Readable Although a decorative font maybe attractive but it may also hard to read. The size of text depends on the application. Heading and subheadings are used to attract attention and provide the user with quick identification of the screen contents, while text blocks provide the substance. This may be appealing to a younger audience because their childlike or whimsical look. This is more appropriate for a formal look. This example of size of lettering shows the effect size has on readability This example of size of lettering shows the effect size has on readability This example of size of lettering shows the effect size has on readability This example of size of lettering shows the effect size has on readability This example of size of lettering shows the effect size has on readability CAN YOU READ THIS? IF NOT IT IS BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS WRITTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS. THEREFORE THIS SHOULD ALWAYS BE AVOIDED. Can you read this? It is easier because people will recognize shape of characters easier this way. Can you read this? It is easier because people will recognize shape of characters easier this way.
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CHAPTER 4 TEXT MULTIMEDiA 8 How easy is it to read this written information? 4. Consider Type Styles and Colors Three common type styles are bold, italic , and underline. These styles are often used for emphasis in print materials. In multimedia applications, however, there are more often used to indicate hypertext, or hot words. Contrast between the lettering and background also is a very important factor in legibility and readability 5. Use Restraint and be Consistent Although it may be tempting and certainly easy to use various typefaces, sizes, and styles, it is important to exercise restraint. Be careful to avoid a busy and difficult to read design resulting from too many fonts and type styles on one screen. In addition, try to maintain consistency in the use of text. How easy is it to read this written information? How easy is it to read this written information? How easy is it to read this written information?
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