Introductory text: Use it, or Lose it?

Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox for today is about introductory content on Web pages. It’s usually too verbose. So should you keep it? Get rid of it altogether? Or what?

Summary:

Short intros can increase usability by explaining the remaining content’s purpose.

Read “Blah-Blah Text.”

Ontario Conservatives back off on funding "faith-based" schools

The promise to fund all sorts of religious schools and not just Roman Catholic schools, has proved so unpopular with voters that the Conservatives are backing off. They still want to bring up the issue in Parliament, but now say that they will let Conservative Members of Parliament have a free vote. That’s probably not enough for people who mistrust the idea; but it disappoints the religious groups who want to have their own schools with public funding.

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