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- Are there any useful web production rules or design guidelines for newbies to follow?
Web production rules:
- Programmers should not do their own designing.
- Designers should not do their own writing.
- Writers should not do their own marketing.
- Marketers should not do their own art work.
- Artists should not do their own programming.
- 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
General Advice for Newbies
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/