Readability in design: principles of usability

Website accessibility is all about making websites available to everyone. As well as content readability, accessibility is boosted by usability and visual readability. We’ll cover what this means for your website and an example of usability principles in action. 

23 July 2021 by Laura Kelly

Successful authors who started late

To inspire you, we’ve collated key authors who found writing success later in life. It’s never too late to write your magnum opus. 

8 July 2021 by Laura Kelly

Italian words that English really needs

Italian rolls off the tongue and there are many fascinating words that aren’t directly translatable into English. Here are some of our favourites. 

23 June 2021 by Laura Kelly

How has distance learning increased the need for readability?

Distance learning has become essential, changing the way we learn. FInd out how it has impacted the demand for readability and accessibility.

9 June 2021 by Laura Kelly
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How to repurpose a document for the web

For accessibility, it's best practice to convert documents to HTML when uploading resources. We'll cover the best way to do this.

27 May 2021 by Laura Kelly

Writing tips from authors who didn’t mince words

Some writers didn't mince words when it came to advice. We'll highlight lesser-known quotes by writers who told it like it is.

7 May 2021 by Laura Kelly

How can financial services use readability to inspire trust?

Readability makes customers trust financial brands. Trust is the second most important purchase factor. How can banks meet this demand for clarity?

14 April 2021 by Laura Kelly
Speech bubble with ellipses | Readable, free hedge word detector

How to write with confidence

Hedge words smooth the edges of our communication. They can also be evasive. How can we reduce them to sound confident in our writing?

1 April 2021 by Laura Kelly

The art of the carousel – Instagram readability in action

Readable social media means better engagement. We’ll explore how Instagram’s carousel feature is used as a slideshow to break down complex information. 

17 March 2021 by Laura Kelly

World Book Day 2021 – Readable’s team picks

This year's World Book Day theme is 'share a story'. Our team of book lovers is doing just that, answering some questions about their recent reads.

3 March 2021 by Laura Kelly

A very Victorian guide to letter writing

Writing letters is becoming a lost art. But, in an era of “Zoom fatigue”  and “doomscrolling”, receiving correspondence away from the screen can be a real delight. Why not learn from those who did it best? 

17 February 2021 by Laura Kelly

The science of swearing

Why do we swear? We’ll outline some of the science behind swearing. Read until the end to find out how cursing could actually be good for you.

5 February 2021 by Laura Kelly