Selections from the web
There is some great information on the web to help in your role as a web publisher. We provide links to some websites or articles which will connect you to best-practice standards, helpful tips and guidelines. If you come across some others please forward them on so we can share them with our web publishing community.
- Plan and structure your links
Descriptive headings highlight your main points. So use them to help you plan what to write and decide where your information should go.
- Plain language tips
Start by researching your topic, understanding your audience, and planning and organising how you will present your information.
- Cringeworthy words to cut from online copy
The right words can make or break trust; they affect your tone of voice and how people perceive your site.
- Clarity for all: Every written word represents your brand
None of us had the time, energy, nor interest to 'translate' complex academic language. Plain language helps all users understand the message.
- The same link twice on the same page: Do duplicates help or hurt? Eliminate redundancy on webpages whenever possible to reduce cognitive overload. Each extra link makes your site harder to use.