online style guide

Subject: online style guide
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 09:53:49 +0800

Bill Swallow said:
> I am in the process of compiling a style guide for online Help,
> web, and CBT design for my company. Does anyone know of some good
> resources on this? I have written most of the style guide already
> but would like to see what other sources say about writing style,
> color usage, graphic usage, etc... Any info would be appreciated.

Here are some links I saved a while back. Some may be stale but there
should be enough here to get you started.

Good luck.
Stuart Burnfield "Goldfish shoals, nibbling at my toes..."
Functional Software Pty Ltd
mailto:slb -at- fs -dot- com -dot- au

1) Internet Resources for writers
Posted by: Sally Yeo <sallyyeo -at- EXECPC -dot- COM>
Wed, 17 Apr 1996 21:18:25 -0500

WinHelp Resources:
Ben Weisner's pages:
Web standards:
Dave Siegel:
Sun Microsystems:
Web authors:
Style Guide:
Writer's Resources:
HTML Writer's Guild:
Directory of published writers:
Science and Technical writers:
Tech writers' resumes:
WebMasters NoteBook:
Web Developmer Magazine:
Writer's Block newsletter:

2) Web Style Guide Resources (posted by Janice Gelb, 14/10/97)

> "What is good hypertext writing?" by Jutta Degener
> "Methods of Eliminating Wordiness: A Checklist"
> (Purdue University On-Line Writing Lab)
> "Writing With Computers" (Purdue University On-Line Writing Lab)
> "Style Guide for Online Hypertext"
> Site Design from the Yale C/AIM Web Style Guide
> Some good writing tips mixed among the site design tips
> Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques
> et Commerciales Web Writing Guide
> Questions for Information Providers
> "Technical Writing for Online Use" (paper for South Pacific User
> Support Conference 95), Jason Copeland
> "The Poetics of Business Writing" (an interesting piece comparing
> writing business stuff to writing poems!)

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