Elements of Hierarchy of Information
Cultures may read left to right however reading patterns can be more complex. Reading patterns typically fall into two categories, “F” and “Z”. These two patterns are the most common however there are plenty others.
F Reading Pattern
An F shaped reading pattern pertains to designs with a high volume of text such as blog articles. Viewers read the article from left to right, scanning for important headings and key sentences. Short bold headlines all left aligned are a surefire way to format an F shaped reading pattern. Utilizing bullet points and other such items to break up the text can add visual variety and help with comprehension.