28 February 2006

Hot Text - Writing for the Web

If you're thinking of putting some of your writing on line, keep this rule of thumb in mind. Write 50% less than you would in print - otherwise people will not read it. This is one of the hundreds of tips and guidelines packed into Jonathan and Lisa Price's new book. They start with a chapter of advice on writing for an audience, and getting closer to the reader, then they move on to something I found fascinating - the concept of 'writing objects'. This is the practice of splitting up documents into small re-useable parts. It's basically a plea for applying XML principles during the authoring process. This will enable you to produce Web documents which can be used for any number of purposes ... Read more >>

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1 comment:

www.boylen.com.au said...

Here is an article theat encapsulates the basics of writing for the web.