ACCESSIBLE DESIGN: How to Make Long-Form Content Easier to Read

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UI & UX designer Marc Andrew offers developers and designers easy ways to improve their work.

Here is one of Marc’s tips that caught my attention:

Lighten up your text if it looks a little on the heavy side

He writes:

“When it comes to long-form content, certain Regular weight Typefaces can still look a little too heavy, and stark.

Easily fix this by opting for something like a Dark Grey (ie; #4F4F4F) to make that text a little easier on the eye.”

Regular text example

The Dark Grey text color (#4F4F4F) against a white background (#FFFFFF) passes the color contrast test for accessibility at

Color Contrast Color Test Result at

Read the rest of Marc’s article: 8 (more) tips to quickly improve your UIs.


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