Writing for the web toolkit

Are you writing content for the web? Here are some resources that the Digital Library Web Team recommend:

Articles

Websites

Contented blog
Contented is a New Zealand business providing web-based training courses for people writing content for web sites and intranets. Their blog links to invaluable writing advice and their book Write me a web page, Elsie!  is essential reading. Their site also features articles about writing web content.

Plain English Power
New Zealand site providing weekly tips, plain language guidelines, good examples. Links to Plain language resources.

Write Mark
New Zealand Plain English standard promoted by the Write Group

Words on the Web
Ashley Campbell’s writing tips.

The Yahoo! Style Guide
Learn how to write and edit for a global audience
through best practices from Yahoo!

New Zealand Government Web Toolkit
Web standards, technical guides, legal and policy guides

Books

Write me a web page, Elsie! : how to write fresh, functional, findable content for intranets and web sites by Rachel McAlpine

CoverDon’t make me think  by Steve Krug
‘This handbook presents principles that should be kept in mind when evaluating site usability’.

In a word: The essential tool for finding the perfect word by Mark Broach
“a book for journalists, critics, writers, bloggers, students and anyone else looking to get their message across more effectively. So much more than a dictionary or thesaurus, this book is designed to guide people to the exact word they need in order to articulate their message in the most inspired and impressive kind of way”.

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