Developing a system to help chunk text for readers


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Developing a system to help chunk text for readers

We know that things that are closer together are seen as belonging together. This is the theory of proximity. We can use proximity to improve the visual chunking on the page. A chunk can be a paragraph or a group of paragraphs within a section. In fact, a chunk can even be a group of sections within a larger long page, like if our page had image resources and color resources on it too, but on our page we have primarily got resources and sections of resources.

In our bibliography we have sort of a double chunk for each resource. One is the title and author, the other is the description, but nothing feels like it belongs together yet. All the elements flit away from each other. A default vertical spacing system does not work. Looking at our current page using a default spacing system we can see the space between the title and author is too loose. They don't feel like they belong together. In fact, the title, Nice Web Type, is actually closer to the description for the resource above it t...

Developing a system to help chunk text for readers
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Developing a system to help chunk text for readers provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Laura Franz as part of the Typography for Web Designers

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TextWrangler
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