- Featured Columnists
Table of Contents
- 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
Tale of Two Proofs
Last updated Oct 17, 2003.
All these rules and we haven't even touched grammar. Well-written and grammatically correct go a long way to gaining trust. This is a bigger issue than typos. I've seen typos on reputable sites like CNN and MSNBC, but they earned their reputation for solid writing and we can forgive the occasional error. So, dodge the blooper police and proofread, profread, proofread. Did I mention proofread? That applies to navigation and graphics. I collect gotchas, mistakes in grammar, spelling, and whatnot (http://www.meryl.net/gotchas).
Figure 11 Did anyone proofread this ad with few words?
Proofread, proofread, proofread.