Re: Style guide for GUI elements wanted

Subject: Re: Style guide for GUI elements wanted
From: Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Fekete <fekete77 -dot- robert -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 07:57:39 -0400

There is a book called GUI Bloopers by Jeff Johnson.

http://www.amazon.com/GUI-Bloopers-2-0-Second-Technologies/dp/0123706432/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1311854204&sr=8-1

Bobbi

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 7:38 AM, Robert Fekete <fekete77 -dot- robert -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> I am running into some problems with our GUI designer about how the
> texts visible on the user interface of our product should be worded -
> I mean menu items, radio button labels, action buttons, error
> messages, anything and everything.
> Could you recommend any good
> books/style-guides/articles/studies/whatever that I can cite as
> reference?
> The books I have about writing focus mostly on writing manuals or for
> the web, and the usability books I've found don't really address this
> topic (though I believe they should).
>
> Me and my writer colleague are getting tired about arguing about stuff
> like why a verb should be included on an action button or why we want
> to use imperatives in text field labels.
>
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Robert Fekete
>
> P.S.:
> Obviously, the underlying problem is that it is not decided who has a
> final say about GUI texts - we are working on this as well.
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