Monday, April 12, 2010

Catch of the Day - Readability - 12 Apr 10

Readability is today's fantastic fresh catch

Readability is a tool to make reading the content of web pages much easier by removing all the clutter and allowing the reader to focus on the important content.

Readability is very easy to use. First, choose settings for style, text size, and margin width. Then drag the Readability bookmarklet to your browser's links bar*.

Now when you find a web page you want to read, simply click the Readability bookmarklet and you'll see a much more readable version of the page. Watch the video below to see how simple it is.

Readability Video Demo

Note that after you put the bookmarklet on your links bar, the chosen settings will always be applied. If you should want to change the settings, delete the current bookmarklet, adjust the settings as desired, and drag out a new bookmarklet.

Readability is a great tool for sharing web content in the classroom and using on the limited screens of netbooks.

*Internet Explorer users: Be sure your Links Toolbar is enabled. Right click the bookmarklet. Click Yes in the warning dialog to continue. From the drop-down list choose the "Favorites Bar".



Maggie Hos-McGrane said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have added it to my bookmarks bar already.

Mrs. Tenkely said...

This is such a fantastic idea. Many of my students get lost in all of the extra stuff around the content. Thanks!

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