ERIC Number: ED436136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
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Web-Based Menus: Font Size and Line Spacing Preferences.
Pacheco, Janice; Day, Barbara Taylor; Cribelli, Susan; Jordan, John; Murry, Brandon; Persichitte, Kay A.
The study investigated the elements of font size and line spacing in World Wide Web menus for both a scrolled and not scrolled condition with a sample of undergraduate university students. Subjects were 185 students enrolled in 13 section of educational technology preservice teacher courses at the University of Northern Colorado. Students were asked to rank their preferences of four distinct Web menu screens. The four screens included these combinations: default font, double-spaced; large font, double-spaced; default font, single-spaced; and large font, single-spaced. The screens were adapted for two additional conditions: long menus (scrolled) and short menus (not scrolled, designed to be fully viewed on one screen). The content of the menus was lists of endangered species. Results indicate that users prefer large fonts and double line spacing in both scrolled and not scrolled treatments. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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