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Rule n° 186 - Styles do not justify the text.

Text justification is often very nice, especially on paper. Unfortunately, on the web, several studies have shown that it makes reading more difficult for many audiences such as dyslexics. Think of them, do not justify your texts.

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  • Simplify reading on the screen, especially for people with dyslexia.
  • Improve the way content is taken into account by search engines and indexing tools.


Do not use the CSS text-align property with the justify value, or any equivalent.

Find out more:


Check the CSS code does not contain text-align: justify rules.
Check that the HTML code does not contain the HTML attributes align = "justify".

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

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