Presentation

  • Keep text to a minimum.
  • Choose a sans-serif font that reads well online, eg Verdana.
  • Provide structure with headings and sub-headings.
  • Provide good navigational aids, eg menu bar at the top or side of the screen.
  • Be careful with colour choices – some colours are hard to read when used for text.
  • People tend to skim-read online, so 'chunk' the material into short blocks rather than large slabs of text.
  • Use bullet points and numbered lists where appropriate. If the learner needs to read a document, include this as a link to a PDF or similar.
  • Intersperse activities in text to break up larger chunks and keep the learner engaged.
  • Don't make web pages too long – break them up into several smaller pages.
  • Use web conventions, such as underline for hyperlinks.
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