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Chapter 10. Visual effectiveness > Balance the number and placement of visual e... - Pg. 1046

Easy to find Balance the number and placement of visual elements Everything that the user can see on the window or page contributes to, or detracts from, the visual effectiveness of the information: Layout Color and shading of background, text, and graphics Contrast between background and text Typeface and type size Illustrations, icons, and animations Tables, charts, and code examples Navigational cues Length of lines and paragraphs Highlighting Headings List styles and lengths Overall information density and white space Users are easily overwhelmed and discouraged by large blocks of text in technical information. By using a variety of visual elements, you can help users find information easily and confidently. When paragraphs are broken