When webpages do not stream lines of text across huge distances (see Line Length
), they are more readable to viewers. Another consideration is white space. Lynch & Horton (2001) outline two different methods for utilizing white space to increase readability:
Without using any sophisticated techniques with HTML, indenting can be accomplished by inserting " " at the start of each new line of text. This will produce four non-breaking line spaces before the text, making a noteworthy space at the start of each paragraph.
- Blank Lines
The command <BR> produces a line break, which will place subsequent text at the beginning of the next line. So, this command has to be used in pairs to create a complete blank line that can seperate text from one paragraph to the other. Designers usually utilize the <P> command instead, which creates the blank line with one use.