Chrome has introduced a plug-in to help website visitors read text faster by adding a color gradient that makes lines easier to distinguish. BeeLine Reader forces text into a single column and has colors that may not work for everyone, but the overall principle works, writes Ben Moss. "If you're designing large amounts of running text — especially if other constraints force you to use columns that are too wide or line-height that is too small — consider applying this technique to compensate," he advises.

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