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Web production rules:

  1. Programmers should not do their own designing.
  2. Designers should not do their own writing.
  3. Writers should not do their own marketing.
  4. Marketers should not do their own art work.
  5. Artists should not do their own programming.
  6. Run permutations on all of the above, and pay heed to the results.

-- Jerry Muelver

Hmm... in that case I'm a programmer-designer-writer-marketer-artist. Matthias Gutfeldt

Then you have two choices -- go fishing, or settle down for some serious beer-drinking. Jerry Muelver

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Comments --

The above reference isn't ideal as it talks about using blockquote or tables to provide margins :-(

That's an interesting point. It sent me off on a brief survey of other "Writing for the Web" articles via Google. All of them, at one point or another, suggest tables for limiting line length. I suspect this is part of the pre-CSS legacy of design hacks we are all trying to outgrow. I'll keep looking for some replacements for Clare's article, and post them as soon as I can check them out -- if someone else doesn't beat me to the punch. We'll probably refactor the page to divide writing from production. -- Jerry Muelver

Writing on the Web by Joshua Allen - http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/99/32/index0a.html
Writing Well for the Web by Catherine Titta - http://www.webreference.com/content/writing/
Web Writer News - Resource for all kinds of web writers - http://www.webwriternews.com/
A List Apart - Zeldman and Platz's design discussion list - http://www.alistapart.com/stories/writing/

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