Why should I avoid columns?

If possible, it is recommended to avoid putting information in columns. Text in columns may be difficult to read for people with low vision.

Lines of text of 28-39 characters are preferred

Bulleted lists may be placed in columns if you follow these guidelines:

  • Where bulleted lists occur side by side, text of one list should be on a different colored background to avoid confusion:
  • There should be no more than six bulleted lines