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Print and web content: what’s their difference?

Updated on August 12, 2016

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Are web contents and print different media?

Web and print are completely different media. They are completely different physical things. Books are read from front to back, usually. The reader doesn’t need to rely on a power source and is less fatigued in their eyes. People read print documents in a relaxed state. e.g a novel, magazine or a newspaper. For web content on the other hand, you rely on a power source. People are a little bit fatigued in their eyes as they read the web content from an electronic device. Web contents are not read. They are scanned. People normally scan a web document in an F-shaped pattern. They first read the heading followed by a little bit of the summary before skimming through the document to its end. And then they may go across to see if there is anything of interest. People online like to snack pieces of information. People reading online are a little bit lazy and a little in a hurry. They pick a small bit of information from random locations of the content. On the other hand people on print like to feast on information. They tend to consume the whole lot of content. They want to engage in the printed material a little bit more.

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