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Easy Furniture Web Tip 181 - Why You Should Left Align Your Web Copy.

Furniture World News Desk on 12/9/2013

By Katherine Andes

Occasionally, I have a client who likes their text to be “fully justified.” That is the text lines up on both the left and right margins. It’s a nice neat look for the overall page.

In order to make this happen, the spaces between some words will be tightened up and the spaces between others will be loosened.

I don’t like this style myself as those extra spaces leave “holes” in the copy. Also, it slows the reader down, as the eye has to jump further from word to word.

And readers on the web like to read fast.

Now, there’s another reason to simply left align and not right align your text.

When you build your responsive website, your text may have even bigger holes or gaps when viewed on a mobile device!

That’s just what happened with one of my clients. His fully justified text looked okay on his regular website, but when the page reassembled for mobile, there were sometimes big gaps making his business look less professional.

Easy Furniture Web Tip 181: Resist the urge to fully justify your text. Align everything left and it will be easier to read and look better on mobile devices.

Katherine Andes specializes in copywriting for SEO and search engine optimization — including page customization for storefront and franchise web sites. Visit her website www.AndesAndAssociates.com or phone her at 559.589.0379.
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