Write for the Web

Creating readable content

Rule # 1 for writing for the Web: Keep it concise and short

Readers scan pages so key points have to be evident and written simply. If there is more information behind the point, link to a longer page. If the user is interested , he or she will take the time to read more text on the linked page.

Rule #2: the presentation of the words makes a big difference

Use short paragraphs, headings, lists and links in the content. You can bold certain words but don't overdo it. Never use underlining since that implies a link.

Rule # 3: quality brings credibility

Just like with any writing, grammar, spelling, attention to citation of sources and objective language enhances the truct in the site.

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