Structuring Content

The way people search for and perceive information is continuously changing as technology develops. Since almost everything in the world is now present online, reading behavior has also changed over time.

Researches revealed that users tend to follow the F reading pattern. The pattern implies that the majority of readers look at the most important information in front of them, and then quickly browse through the rest of the text to decide whether to continue or stop reading. This means that readers pay the strongest attention at the top of the piece and then lose interest as they move further down.

To ensure that users read the most crucial details quickly, content in technical documentation must be organized according to the inverted pyramid structure.

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