Online Typing Programs: Typing Web Reviewed

If you're looking for ways to improve your touch-typing skills, check out Typing Web. This website offers a variety of tools and lessons that allow you to track your progress, play games and even compete with other users. This review provides more details on the site and will let you know how you can use Typing Web's resources. Schools offering Information Processing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

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What Is It?

Typing Web is completely online, with most content available free of charge. Registering at the site - which is free - allows you to keep track of your speed and accuracy statistics. After registering, you can sign up for gold membership, offered at a $2 discount of $7.99. Gold membership offers an ad-free experience and other perks like additional typing lessons. The free typing program includes beginner, intermediate and advanced courses as well as specialty lessons. Courses are composed of individual lessons on topics like the home row and punctuation. The lessons consist of typing exercises that are accompanied by little to no supplemental instruction.

During exercises, a diagram of a basic QWERTY keyboard and of a pair of hands is displayed. This diagram can be hidden. As an activity progresses, the finger and key to be used are highlighted, and a status bar tracks time, accuracy and speed stats. After finishing an exercise, you get a summary of gross speed, net speed, accuracy, time and problem keys. You also have the opportunity to re-take the exercise.

What Makes It Cool?

The interface is clean and simple to use, and the site is customizable with a variety of skins. Typing games that test your speed and accuracy serve as fun supplements to the exercises. The site also allows you to complete tests for 10-key and general typing certificates. If you like a little competition to keep you motivated, you can track your scores against those of other users in the site's hall of fame.

What Does It Need?

There isn't much orientation or explanation before the exercises begin, which sets this program apart from the other typing programs I reviewed. Users new to touch typing might be a bit confused when starting out. Lack of explanation about typing concepts (like touch markers on the 'f' and 'j' keys) makes Typing Web better suited for those who already understand basic keyboarding principles, but need help improving touch-typing speed and accuracy.

Where Can I Get it?

You can use Typing Web's resources by visiting the company's site.

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