Y-axis to maintain focus

Anchoring the most important information to the Y-axis will support better communication, says Christopher Butler in his essay Using the Y-Axis to Maintain Focus and Attention. It allows a viewer to accelerate their scan without losing accuracy or restarting their visual orientation process. I find Christopher´s two examples compelling in that regard.

All paragraphs and headlines are aligned to the left
Layout´s that have been created for reading should anchor content to the Y-axis.
Headlines and paragraphs are alternating to the left and the right
A layout with content alternating the Y-axis is more difficult to read.