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- Web Basics
- Publishing on the Web: Putting Files on the Server
- Web Design Process and Workflow
- Project Management
- Mark My WWWord: HTML and XHTML
- Standards Compliance
- Meta Tags and Search
- Enhancing Web Page Interaction
- Web Graphics
- Web Page Optimization
- RSS: What’s it for?
- Emphasize Hyper in Hypertext
- Give 'em Something to Talk About
- What's a product without a selling point?
- Site Matters
- Organize This!
- Inverted Pyramid – No Toppling
- Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder
- Whizzy Things and Other Distracting Objects
- Don't Make Me Read Twice
- What the Font Does It Say?
- No Flaunting Creative or Fancy Lexicon, Better Yet Cut to the Chase
- Cut the Fat
- Text Harmony and Understanding (and Consistency)
- Peace and Link Love
- Tale of Two Proofs
- Just the Facts, Ma'am
- Books and e-Books
- Online Resources
- Overview of Servers
- Server Programming Basics
- Careers in Web Design
- Intellectual Property for Web Designers
No Flaunting Creative or Fancy Lexicon, Better Yet Cut to the Chase
Last updated Oct 17, 2003.
Short words and short sentences make an unhappy college professor. If you're writing for professors, then you may have to throw this tip out the window. However, it's easier to catch and remember things with scanning eyes when using short words and short sentences. The infamous KISS (Keep it simple, stupid not you, of course) rule applies on the Web more than anywhere else. Use words that say what you mean and can be understood with little thought. PhD words are better left to college papers.
Tip #6: Keep it simple.