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Reducing Visual Clutter on websites

Want to reduce the visual clutter on websites?
Then the Arc90 Readability bookmarklet is for you.

Compare these two articles:

1)CBC site              2) Using same site with Readability

You can see the difference this makes, especially if you want to project the article on a SMARTBOARD or print for use in the class. (Also works on the iPad!)

Video to explain to use "Readability" bookmarklet.

You can also use a great new feature in Safari to do the same thing. The Safari browser (v 5) shows a  "Reader" icon in the address bar whenever you visit a newsy-type site. Clicking on this "Reader" icon will give you a similar effect to the Readability bookmarklet, but with fewer options. (Watch a short video on this feature.)