The Cure for Hard-to-Read Web Sites
Posted by Grace
Sally Jacobs, the Practical Archivist
, shared this amazing Web tool today: Readability
, which boils down horribly busy Web sites to the basic text.
You simply visit the Readability Web site
, select the format you'd like to read in (including how large you'd like the text), and drag the link to your browser's bookmarks toolbar.
Then, when you encounter a site that makes you want to spork your eyes out, just click the link in your toolbar, and the site's content is miraculously legible!
Here's a before and after with our local news site, which can be a trainwreck of ads and popups, with the actual story barely beginning before the end of the my screen.
Amazing, huh? Click here
to try out Readability for yourself.
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