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Writing for the Web:

Chunking the content

  • Chunk = manageable bit
  • Keep sentences to one or two points
  • Keep paragraphs short. A one sentence paragraph is OK.
  • Use lists.
  • Use fragments and phrases.
  • Use pictures and other visual elements.
  • Don't write prose.

Example: Go to this article by Jakob Nielsen and scroll down to "Measuring the Effect of Improved Web Writing."