The Future of Publishing, Ctd.

Following up on how content is published on the web, Slate’s Farhad Manjoo hates the pagination of online articles:

Pagination is one of the worst design and usability sins on the Web, the kind of obvious no-no that should have gone out with blinky text, dancing cat animations, and autoplaying music. It shows constant, quiet contempt for people who should be any news site’s highest priority—folks who want to read articles all the way to the end.

Paginated articles is easily one of the biggest mistakes online publishers can make. Worse, is when they do it and don’t offer the “single page” option. It’s myopic and offensive to readers. There’s nothing worse than a bad reader experience on a website.

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