When possible, limit the content of main navigation pages (e.g., the home page) to what can appear on one screen. Content pages, such as those appearing in this e-pub, can run a bit longer, but it is still preferable to minimize scrolling.
To write short copy, use short sentences and simple words.
|A survey of victims was conducted by the interdisciplinary
team in order to determine the impact that existing programs
and services had on them.
||The interdisciplinary team surveyed victims to find out
how existing services affected them.
Chunking and Linking
If you still have too much copy after shortening sentences, break
the text into smaller chunks and
use links to direct readers to those sections.
Secondary pages include background information that explains concepts
introduced on the main pages. These pages can be longer
than the document's main pages. However, you should use subheads and
bulleted lists to make long
pages easier to read and navigate. Jump links, which link you to different sections of the same page, also are useful tools.
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