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Nancy DuVergne Smith


Web Writers Resources


Contentious, online magazine for content developers.

EContent Magazine, large-scale content management and aggregator news.

PoynterOnline, online writing tips from the journalism institute.

Quality Web Content, relevant articles about creating content.

"That Darn Content: Line Length is Critical to Legibility," 10-12 words per line is the max.

Webby Awards, best sites judged by experts as well as web users.


Web & Social Media Marketing

Clickz, articles and market research on who is doing what

Chris Baggott's Email Marketing Best Practices Commentary

Chris Brogan Community and Social Media Terrific insights into social media communication

Impressions Through Media Blog on online marketing

Marketing Sherpa, online marketing site with some free access articles.

Pew Internet & American Life Project Data on online happenings and use.



Use It Jacob Nielsen's authoritative take on usability issues. includes

Top Ten Good Deeds in Web Design.

Jared Spool's User Interface Engineering – commentary on contemporary practice

MIT Usability Guidelines, a checklist on functionality, accessibility, and more.

Web Word, focuses on Internet usability and human factors.

Web Pages That Suck Learn from bad web pages.



Berkman Center for the Internet and Society Harvard Law School thinktank

Chicago Manual of Style Online Authoritative editing guide

MIT Virtual Resources, quick list of references, guides, etc.

World Wide Web Consortium MIT-based group that establishes common protocols.

What Is? Definitions of web terms and references.

Web Style Guide Authoritative guide created at Yale, in print and online.


Groups and Learning

National Writers Union, union of freelance and independent writers in all genres including web writers; news, resources, job bank, etc.

nSight, an editorial services/placement/training company based in Burlington, MA, that offers my web writing and content management classes.




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