How can you ensure people can read your blog posts on their screen?
Ensure people can read your blog posts by contrasting fonts & backgrounds.

You need to take into consideration how legible your text is and how it looks on the screen.

Legibility is one of the most ignored aspects to content writing, but it is one of the most important.

If your readers aren’t able to recognise words or distinguish them then they are going to find a blog where they can.

We can best understand legibility by thinking of the visual design of our site.

In this post we are going to look at contrasts

As Jakob Nielsen points out in, Legibility Readability, and Comprehension: Making Users Read Your Words, having a high contrast is important.

What is contrast?

Contrast can be defined as the way the font stands out on a screen page.

While there are thousands of templates and colored backgrounds, as well as, colored fonts, you should keep the design of your site as simple as possible.

Remember, people don’t want to spend a lot of time trying to read your posts.

They want to read them quickly and get the information you are offering.

What is the best background color?

Use white or light background colors at all times.

Try to avoid patterns or images, especially repeated ones.

Don’t use black or dark blue with white or yellow font, for example.

As ‘interesting’ as these combinations may seem to you, they make reading them extremely difficult.

Avoid using colors and patterns ‘behind’ the page, as well.

These only distract your visitors away from the most important thing on your website – your posts.


How can you ensure people can read your blog posts on their screen?
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