Tips for Writing Content for the Web

When you are considering what copy and content you will have (text) for your website, it is important to keep a few things in mind.

You can to appeal to the masses, and in that case, choose to keep things simple and easy to understand. Avoid using big words and needless verbiage when you can say whatever you need to say in a more simpler fashion.

Also, keep in mind there are many resources on the internet to help you determine how your content should read. The following links are very helpful when determining how to write content for your website.

How Web Users Read

Writing Microcontent

Be Succinct!

Writing Well for the Web

Effective Web Writing

Web Typography Examples

Serif or Sans-serif?

Text Font Readability

Writing for Low-Literacy Users

Writing for Accessibility


Website Accessibility is a lost art. Making sure that ALL visitors to your site are able to view it without much hassle or loss of quality can be very tricky. The following links will provide you some helpful information when considering the Accessibility of your website to your visitors.


"The Internet is for Everyone"

Web Accessibility Initiative

WAI Quick Tips

Web Accessibility Guidelines

Cynthia Says on Accessibility


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