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Writing for the Web

NELINET Workshop

Instructor: Nicole Hennig, Web Manager, MIT Libraries

Course desciption:
On the Web people don't read - they scan, skim and select. Anyone who writes copy for the web could benefit from web-specific writing guidelines.

This class focuses on how to write a page once the user gets to the page, not on overall navigation or site design.

We will:

  • look at examples of each design tip
  • try some hands-on exercises (using a word processor instead of HTML)

Audience: Anyone who writes materials for the web (whether or not you edit the HTML yourself)

Most of the content of this site is drawn from a workshop given by Janice (Ginny) Redish, Ph.D. at User Interface 2000 in November 1999.

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hennig@mit.edu | September 1, 2000