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Words that are in all capital letters all have the same shape: a rectangle of a certain size. This makes words displayed in all uppercase harder to read than upper and lower case (known as “mixed case”). Mixed case words are easier to read because they make unique shapes, as demonstrated by the picture below. OK, NOW THE TRUE STUFF STARTS — When I started this article the topic was supposed to be why all capital letters are harder to read. Like most people with a usability background or a cognitive psychology background, I can describe the research — just what I wrote in the first paragraph above. Businessinsider. Dr. Mercola and Dr. D'Agostino on Ketogenic Diet. Ted. Hip Mobility and Flexibility For Athletes Part II. Mary Roach: 10 things you didn't know about orgasm. Lewis Pugh swims the North Pole.
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