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Re: Page length and number of links

From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt <ejp10@psu.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:22:29 -0400
Message-Id: <81E0FB1D-26CF-43B1-9244-EBAE09EEFAB5@psu.edu>
To: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org wai" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
It's not exactly a guideline, but Jakob Nielsen and others discuss eye tracking studies and other research which suggest that online readers (sighted and unsighted) scan pages rather than reading them in depth. 

There may be best practices in those articles, but probably not firm guidelines. Many of these are labeled as "writing for the web."

Hope this information is useful.


On Jun 21, 2013, at 4:55 AM, Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi all
> I'm looking for a bit of advice about the appropriate maximum length of a page and number of links on pages.  We recently came across a page that seems to go on forever and can't see any of the guidelines that actually deals with this issue.  The page is poorly divided up and that obviously comes under headings etc. 
> Also, wondering if anyone has any 'best practice' links on both this and the number of links that a page should limit itself to.  If you think either of these violates WCAG 2, I'd really like to hear how and why.
> Regards
> Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(CS)
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