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Re: text-only version of web pages


From: GF Mueden@
Date: Jan 30, 2013 10:17AM

Thank you, Whitney. I use Readability frequently, but have never tried
it while grocery shopping because the pages were so "busy".

A print friendly page is very attractive. I would like to visit one.


On 1/30/2013 11:43 AM, Whitney Quesenbery wrote:
> I have seen users of all kinds use the "print friendly" page - usually
> simply a different stylesheet - to get a distraction-free page.
> There's also http://www.readability.com/ which handles many of the large
> popular sites. Web site and mobile apps available, with personalization for
> font size, column width and contrast.
> I've used this when I wanted to test the actual content from different
> sites and wanted to remove the confounding differences in presentation.
> Whitney
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 7:21 AM, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:
>> On 30/01/2013 12:17, GF Mueden@ wrote:
>>> I beg to differ. I am set to white on black for poor contrast
>>> sensitivity, 200% for poor acuity, often minimize and pull in the
>>> margins for limited visual field, and my eyes are sensitive to the glare
>>> of graphics, they blind me to any nearby copy. I would love to be able
>>> to see many sites on a text only basis. I have no objection to graphics
>>> where needed to tell the story, but I do object when it is obvious that
>>> the designer is just showing off. When ordering groceries on line, it
>>> is not necessary that the list of departments have a graphic
>>> incorporated for each department. On the other hand it does help me to
>>> recognize the product package.
>>> I am not for outlawing graphics, but please give me the choice. The
>>> ability to "X out" graphics would be appreciated.
>> But all of these issues, and how you'd like to consume content, should
>> be handled by your user agent, rather than web content authors creating
>> separate text-only/limited-graphics versions, no?
>> P
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