Our team behind the scenes for “Please Advise” noticed something this morning – anyone coming to our homepage would probably find themselves endlessly scrolling to find latest content. Each of our most recent posts was long – due to words and often images (screenshots). We realized that although users navigate and find content in different ways (using the search bar, topics list, or even our how-to tag archive page), some first-time visitors may just simply scroll to see recent post information.
We also realized that all of this content on our homepage was probably slowing load times on our tablet and other mobile readers browsers.
There is a way to ease visitors weary scrolling fingers and mobile load times – by using the “continue reading” link to only display the first part of content on the homepage.
Use of the “Continue Reading” link has come up (for me) four times in the last week, both “how do I do it?” and “what are the basic guidelines around it?”. First, here’s the how-to:
Step One: Draft Post Content.
Step Two: Find the paragraph or line on which you want the “Continue Reading” link to appear. Hit “Return” or “Enter” as needed to create a new paragraph line that will contain the “Continue Reading” link.