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: http://www.hyperact.com/hyper35.html
Ben Weisner's pages: http://www.primenet.com/~wai/
STC: http://www.clark.net/pub/stc/www/
Web standards: http://coombs.anu.edu.au/SpecialProj/QLTY/QltyHome.html
Dave Siegel: http://www.dsiegel.com/
Sun Microsystems: http://www.sun.com/styleguide/tables/Welcome.html
Web authors: http://ra.stsci.edu/mas/style_home.html
Style Guide: http://info.med.yale.edu/caim/StyleManual_Top.HTML
Writer's Resources: http://www.interlog.com/~ohi/www/writesource.html
HTML Writer's Guild: http://ugweb.cs.ualberta.ca/~gerald/guild/html.html
Directory of published writers: http://www.binc.net:80/writers/index.html
Science and Technical writers: http://www.interlog.com/~ohi/www/tech.html#assoc
Tech writers' resumes: http://www.mindspring.com/~panin/writers2.htm
WebMasters NoteBook: http://www.cio.com/WebMaster/wm_notebook.html
Web Developmer Magazine: http://pubs.iworld.com/wd-online/index.html
Writer's Block newsletter: http://www.magi.com/~niva/writblok/index.html


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

> "What is good hypertext writing?" by Jutta Degener
> http://kbs.cs.tu-berlin.de/~jutta/ht/writing-html.html
>
> "Methods of Eliminating Wordiness: A Checklist"
> (Purdue University On-Line Writing Lab)
> http://owl.english.purdue.edu/Files/127.html
>
> "Writing With Computers" (Purdue University On-Line Writing Lab)
> http://owl.english.purdue.edu/Files/124.html
>
> "Style Guide for Online Hypertext"
> http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/Structure.html
> http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/WithinDocument.html
>
> Site Design from the Yale C/AIM Web Style Guide
> http://info.med.yale.edu/caim/manual/sites/site_design.html
>
> Some good writing tips mixed among the site design tips
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/gdr11/style-guide.html
>
> Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques
> et Commerciales Web Writing Guide
> http://www.aiesec.org/members/library/style-guide/writing.html
>
> Questions for Information Providers
> http://nic.nasa.gov/nic/web-questions.html
>
> "Technical Writing for Online Use" (paper for South Pacific User
> Support Conference 95), Jason Copeland
> http://www.massey.ac.nz/~spusc/paper/jason.html
>
> "The Poetics of Business Writing" (an interesting piece comparing
> writing business stuff to writing poems!)
> http://www.go.ednet.ns.ca/~matt.cote/wordings/BusPoet2.html




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