Readability formulas and the web

Ali Al-Badi, Pam Mayhew, Ali Al-Solbi

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Abstract

Readability on websites should be given high priority. Web documents have very different characteristics form newspaper articles or pages in a textbook. Web designers are required to design web pages that attract surfers, retain and convert them to loyal customers. This paper is an attempt to explore and investigate issues related to writing for the web and to check whether the readability formulas/indices can help in this respect. It aims to answer the following questions: What are the readability formulas/indexes? What do they measure? How useful are they for checking that the text is easy to read? Do they help writing for the web? If not, what is the alternative?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Management in Modern Enterprise
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and Solutions - Proceedings of the 4th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages317-322
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Print)0975339338, 9780975339336
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event4th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Jul 5 2005Jul 7 2005

Other

Other4th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period7/5/057/7/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Al-Badi, A., Mayhew, P., & Al-Solbi, A. (2005). Readability formulas and the web. In Information Management in Modern Enterprise: Issues and Solutions - Proceedings of the 4th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005 (Vol. 1, pp. 317-322). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.