Maybe its my OCD but when I look at a hub, or website that doesn't justify the text so that the columns are even on both sides (think columns in a newspaper or magazine) it looks messy and unprofessional.
If we were allowed to Justify the text in each text box or if the HubPages had a default setting of "Justify" text everyone's hubs would look much more professional.
For those who write poems or other types of content that don't want it justified they could uncheck the box. I think more hubs would benefit than not.
Oddly enough, a lot of usability studies have been done on the web which show that justified text is harder to read, slowing down regular readers and causing real problems for visually impaired and dyslexic readers.
That's why you will almost never find justified text on any major news sites, online magazines or professional journals, and why government handbooks and "best practice" web design guides recommend ragged-right margins.
Greek, thanks for the info. It must definitely be the OCD in me because its the first thing my eyes jump to when I go to a site. Time to up my meds maybe??? lol JK. Maybe some OCD computer geek can create a download that will automatically change it for us? I am a long time speed reader and have never had a problem with 'neat' edges slowing me down. How interesting.
Hello? I need an OCD button for my computer that allows me to line up all content in a straight, even line on both edges of the columns, pages, etc.
Thanks for the suggestion, Christine.
Thanks for the answer, Greekgeek.
That's exactly how I would respond.
Thanks, Jacharles for giving Christine
a workaround so as to not up the
Christine, I tried very, very, very
hard to make my response lines
all be the same width. so as to
nearly appear justified. :-D
GreekGeek is right about the ragged right margins. This only applies to online reading. Print media still uses justified lines, although I'm seeing fewer books with even right edges these days as well...must be a trend.
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