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How much time do you spent reading long articles in a computer monitor ? I spent most of the time in front of the computer to get resources for my study and for posting latest Blog post.[...]
computer-readingAnd we all Know reading on computer monitor is not comfortable experience like reading books or Newspaper. The key to getting your computer monitor into shape is partially about reducing eye-strain, but I think it's more about creating an environment that's more comfortable to read.
 

This post marks part of our series on "Make Web Reading Fun".

MAKE WEB READING FUN

Part1: How to make reading on a computer a Better Experience (This Post)
Part3: coming Soon…
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With that in mind, here's a few tools and useful tips that you can take to make you reading experience less terrible.

One of the reasons reading on a computer is a pain is the amount of distractions on a single page. Trying to read a long article with a bunch of ads and weird layout makes it hard to keep your attention on the article at hand. Here's a few ways to get rid of the clutter and enjoy a clean reading experience.

  • iReader browser extension: The iReader extension for Chrome and Firefoxdrops all the clutter from a page and allows you to concentrate on what matters: reading. Click the iReader button and the extension pulls the text out of the page and gets rid of the ads and images.
  • Bookmark services: Instapaper and Read it Later are great bookmarking services, but they also make the experience of reading long articles a lot easier. If you want a service that customizes the look of the text and backgrounds,
  • Evernote Clearly for Chrome and Firefoxadds background and text color options to make reading a better. You can change the text and background color to fit whatever mood you prefer. Being a blogger i use I use Evernote a lot, whether it’s on my phone or on my pc, It helps me to write some ideas down, or a quote or whatever, and a lot of that turns into articles later.
  • Use NewsSquares, It is a Google Chrome web app that allows you to read blogs and news subscriptions in a stylish interface. You can view updates for all your subscribed blogs/news articles, scroll them around, add new subscriptions and enlarge any content that you wish to read within a single window from all your subscribed sources in Google Reader.
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Pay Attention to Lighting

  • Lighting plays a big factor in your reading enjoyment whether you're reading a book or a computer monitor. While we typically can move around to seek out a good lamp when huddled up with a good book, the same can't be said about our monitors. Thankfully, there's a few things you can do to make the lighting work to your advantage.

  • Use a small table lamp instead of an overhead lamp while reading: Think about reading long articles or books on your computer the same way you do reading a book. Use smaller room lamps instead of overhead lights when you reading. Overhead lights are tough on your eyes and can make it difficult to focus on the screen. With a small lamp, it's often more comfortable to look at the screen.

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  • If you can't get comfortable you can always print pages out, or send your text over to an E-reader or tablet with the bookmarking services mentioned above or at lest a Mobile phone with internet connection . But if you're stuck in front of the screen without other options, the above tricks can make the experience of reading on a computer monitor better.
    Do you have any tricks for reading long articles or books on a monitor? Share them in the comments below.

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