Chapter 6: Text Writing Bloopers

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Overview

The Web began as a way for researchers- mainly physicists-to share data, analyses, and conclusions with each other. The primary form of information on the early Web was text. In fact, the first Web browser could not display graphics-only text.

Despite the emergence of browsers and browser plug-ins that display images and structured graphics and play audio and video recordings, the dominant form of information on the Web is still text. Text makes up not only the bulk of website content, but also the bulk of the user interface for accessing the Web: navigation links, button labels, error messages, help information, setting labels, setting values, and search terms.

The dominance of text on the Web makes it important to get the text in your website right. If the text in your website is wordy, hard to understand, inconsistent, or error ridden, chances are your site will be perceived by visitors as being of low quality.

Unfortunately, a lot of bad text can be found on the Web. Let's look at some of the most common textual bloopers and how to avoid them.



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Web Bloopers. 60 Common Web Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Web Bloopers: 60 Common Web Design Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them (Interactive Technologies)
ISBN: 1558608400
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 128
Authors: Jeff Johnson

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