Thread: Sites should have a “readable” button.

A picture named bug.gifI’m finding myself using Readability to link to stories that for whatever reason are not imho readable. If I can’t read it without using Readability (my eyes are not young anymore, and need a bit larger type, and I will not send out links to interstitial-limited sites) then I send out a Readability-processed link instead. It in turn points back to the original, if you want to see the ads, or squint at the tiny type. I’m calling on all site designers to spend 2013 working on making their sites work for readers. We’re the reason you make your sites in the first place. Otherwise, why bother being in the writing business. It’s not very profitable, I hear.

About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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