The text is too long. What to do ?

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Hello,

The text on my page seems to be too long... the browser slows down and it is very hard to read it. What do you think - would be the best solution ?

Thanks in advance.
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This is how it looks :

http://members.lycos.co.uk/velvetto/orzeczenietk.html
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you could put it in a scroll box or break it up into sections.
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A scrollbox ? Can I do it in HTML ?
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You could reduce the font-size and and tighten up the line spacing as well as the space between paragraphs with CSS.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head>
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    <style>p{font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:9px;line-height:10px;width:400px;margin:0 0 8px 0;padding:0;}</style></head>

<body>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ulliam corper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem veleum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel willum lunombro dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi.</p>
    
    <p>Li Europan lingues es membres del sam familie. Lor separat existentie es un myth. Por scientie, musica, sport etc., li tot Europa usa li sam vocabularium. Li lingues differe solmen in li grammatica, li pronunciation e li plu commun vocabules. Omnicos directe al desirabilit√° de un nov lingua franca: on refusa continuar payar custosi traductores. It solmen va esser necessi far uniform grammatica, pronunciation e plu sommun paroles.</p>
    
    <p>Ma quande lingues coalesce, li grammatica del resultant lingue es plu simplic e regulari quam ti del coalescent lingues. Li nov lingua franca va esser plu simplic e regulari quam li existent Europan lingues. It va esser tam simplic quam Occidental: in fact, it va esser Occidental. A un Angleso it va semblar un simplificat Angles, quam un skeptic Cambridge amico dit me que Occidental es.</p></body></html>
  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
  2. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
  3. <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
  4. <head>
  5.     <title>Untitled Document</title>
  6.     <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
  7.     <style>p{font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:9px;line-height:10px;width:400px;margin:0 0 8px 0;padding:0;}</style></head>
  8. <body>
  9.     <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ulliam corper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem veleum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel willum lunombro dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi.</p>
  10.     
  11.     <p>Li Europan lingues es membres del sam familie. Lor separat existentie es un myth. Por scientie, musica, sport etc., li tot Europa usa li sam vocabularium. Li lingues differe solmen in li grammatica, li pronunciation e li plu commun vocabules. Omnicos directe al desirabilit√° de un nov lingua franca: on refusa continuar payar custosi traductores. It solmen va esser necessi far uniform grammatica, pronunciation e plu sommun paroles.</p>
  12.     
  13.     <p>Ma quande lingues coalesce, li grammatica del resultant lingue es plu simplic e regulari quam ti del coalescent lingues. Li nov lingua franca va esser plu simplic e regulari quam li existent Europan lingues. It va esser tam simplic quam Occidental: in fact, it va esser Occidental. A un Angleso it va semblar un simplificat Angles, quam un skeptic Cambridge amico dit me que Occidental es.</p></body></html>


If it is essential that all this text appears on one page, you could provide users with a table of contents.

Alternatively, you could divide the text up into several pages with "previous" and "next" buttons at the bottom of each section.

HTH!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello,

I had the same problem on my interviews page:

http://www.futurecorps.net/00.htm (to view it, use ie v6)

I must be honest, i have never seen so much text on a page!

You can fix it by splitting up the sections on each paragraph and linking them to other pages etc...

You could have an iframe or scrolling text box for each paragraph?

Add more style to the sections of text... different bg color, text color, font..etc etc It helps break it up!

What you have at the moment puts people off reading it.
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Yeah, I know it looks terrible, that's why I'm asking what I should do to improve the page.

I think I will divide the text and create subsections.

Does it mean I should just create several pages instead of this one and simply put them in my server ? Eg. - index1.html, index2.html, index3.html, etc. ? I thought about it, but it appeared to me that this is too primitive solution and that there must be a method that would enable me to keep all the text on this one site.

May I ask you what a scrollbox, you've mentioned, is ? Does it involve java or I can do this using HTML tags ?
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this should give a vertically scrolling box:

Quote:
<div style="width:200px; height:200px; overflow:auto;">
enter all the text here
</div>


But you still have a lot of text in the one place. Can you make the paragraphs shorter to break up the text?

Best bet is multiple pages.
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green-eyed wrote:
I thought about it, but it appeared to me that this is too primitive solution


Simple solutions to simple problems are often the best.

Many many professional sites use simple pagination. http://www.w3schools.com , for example.

Many sites use an inline table of contents to display large bodies of information. http://www.w3.org , for example.
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In my opinion, I think dM's table of contents would be the route I would take. It is just easier for a user to browse for the information they need as well, Instead of just having to scroll through it all, or click through a bunch of 'nextpage' links

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