RE: Style guide for GUI elements wanted

Subject: RE: Style guide for GUI elements wanted
From: "Janoff, Steve" <sjanoff -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "'Combs, Richard'" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 04:01:46 +0000

Richard's excellent resource and link inspired this:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511258.aspx

Under Guidelines, look for Text.

These guidelines are for Windows 7 and Vista, but they seem like a good general reference.

HTH,

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Combs, Richard
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:33 AM
To: Robert Lauriston; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Style guide for GUI elements wanted

Robert Lauriston wrote:

> The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications aka MSTP
> covers all that stuff. <snip>

MSTP is a style guide for _tech writers_. Robert's looking for a style guide for _GUI designers_.

For a Windows application, everything you'd ever want to know about UI design is available on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). Start here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms997438


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372

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RE: Style guide for GUI elements wanted: From: Combs, Richard

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