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.

  • The 31 best tools for improving your writing skills
    Words are hard. Here are some tools to help you string words together in a way that makes sense and sounds good.
  • Simplicity wins over abundance of choice
    As the number of choices increases, so does the effort required to collect information and make good decisions. Featuritis can be an exhausting disease for users
  • Inverted pyramid: How to write with impact
    Put the most important information – your key message – at the start of whatever it is you're writing.
  • 'Learn more' links
    As a link, the phrase 'Learn more' has poor information scent and is bad for accessibility. This filler copy can be transformed into descriptive labels that help users confidently predict what the next page will be.
  • How to structure forms
    The Gov.UK website, well-known for writing in plain language, provides information about structuring web forms.