The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

How readable is your site?

Posted by Xavier Ashe on August 2, 2006

This service analyses the readability of all rendered content. Unfortunately, this will include navigation items, and other short items of content that do not make up the part of the page that is intended to be the subject of the readability test. These items are likely to skew the results. The difference will be minimal in situations where the copy content is much larger than the navigation items, but documents with little content but lots of navigation items will return results that aren't correct.

The Readablity Test by Juicy Studio.  Here are my results:

Reading Level Results
Summary Value
Total sentences 926
Total words 5261
Average words per Sentence 5.68
Words with 1 Syllable 3039
Words with 2 Syllables 1154
Words with 3 Syllables 640
Words with 4 or more Syllables 428
Percentage of word with three or more syllables 20.30%
Average Syllables per Word 1.71
Gunning Fog Index 10.39
Flesch Reading Ease 56.68
Flesch-Kincaid Grade 6.76

That puts me somewhere in between Time, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal.

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