Text-only website are quite useful, especially today.
Web pages are increasingly filled with ads, videos and other bandwidth-heavy content.
Here is a list of text-only, clutter-free news sites:
- CNN Text Only — U.S. news from CNN
- 68k News is a text only version of Google News
- NPR News Text Only — news from National Public Radio (US)
- CBC Low Bandwidth — low bandwidth version of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
- Teddit — a lightweight Reddit
- F5O’Clock — political news headlines from Reddit
- Post Online — a text-only version of Post Online (UK) — focuses on “global events that impact the US and world economies”
- Christian Science Monitor Text Only — news from Christian Science Monitor
- LegibleNews — news from Wikipedia in an easy-to-read format (Global)
- Lobsters — computing topics — community centered around link collection and discussion
- Skimfeed — a long list of technology headlines
- Readspike — another long list of technology headlines
- Popurls – another news aggregator
- Wikipedia Current Events — current events form Wikipedia
- HackerNews — technology news social site
- HackerWeb — a more accessible version of Hacker News
- Alterslash — the unofficial Slashdot digest
- Mobile Wikipedia — mobile web version of Wikipedia
These are stripped-down sites with minimal images:
Using Your Browser’s Reader Mode
You can also use “Reader Mode” many web browser. This mode strips the page down to text and content-related images. You can read how to enable this mode here.