Your Web Content Is Hurting My Eyes and My Brain

Dear U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Usually I comment on the quality of the writing at a web site, but I’ve got to talk to you frankly today. The text on your home page is hurting my eyes: Your masthead is right-aligned Your left column is centered The labels for the main sections of your […]

The Onion Reports: “Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text”

Gloomy March weather getting you down? Tired of copyediting the same old technical report or web page? Take a laugh break and check out The Onion’s hard-hitting Science and Technology article: “Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text,” which describes readers’ distress at encountering an unscannable document: Unable to rest their eyes on a […]

Wordle: My Favorite New Toy

Wordle may not be new, but it’s new to me and I can’t stop playing with it. Wordle is “… a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.” For word-loving writerly types, Wordle is irresistible. Not only […]