Writing for the Web: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

Writing for the Web: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

by Cynthia L. Jeney
ISBN-10:
0131192361
ISBN-13:
9780131192362
Pub. Date:
09/04/2006
Publisher:
Pearson
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Overview

Writing for the Web: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

Taking a rhetorical approach, Writing for the Web: A Practical Guide discusses how invention, arrangement, and purpose-driven content can make Web writers more authentic and effective. Written for a wide range of audiences, it introduces readers to sound Web writing principles and discusses how technologies, interfaces, and data are impacted by the choices the writer makes. Exercises, assignments, and case scenarios encourage readers to practice skills such as captioning photos, incorporating links and writing FAQ pages. Realistic projects help readers learn how to organize content, define writing purpose and craft clear messages that will be powerful enough to impact Web site visitors and their behavior. Focuses on planning and writing for audience-driven purposes and discusses the concepts of identity, content development and emotional appeal throughout. Offers a flexible organization that focuses on how to organize content, define writing purpose and craft clear messages that will be powerful enough to impact Web site visitors and their behavior. Asks writers to explore professional, creative, and experimental approaches to writing and understand how technologies, interfaces, information, ideas, and data are affected by the choices that writers make. Provides clear explanations of basic computer use and Internet infrastructure and helps everyone get up to speed on the vocabulary, concepts, and basic technology structures Web writers need to know. Anyone interested in Web writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131192362
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 09/04/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Writing for the Web

2. Planning and Identity

3. Developing Content

4. Common Page Types

5. Style

6. Corporate Styles: Business, Database, and Marketing

7. Information Styles: Academic, Scientific, Help-File, Journalistic

8. Creative Styles: Personal, Humor, Satire, Literary

APPENDIX A: Case Studies for Writing and Discussion

APPENDIX B: Sentence Grammar and Mechanics: Words & Sentences

APPENDIX C: Specific Elements and Tools for Developing Sentence Style

APPENDIX D: Index of Basic HTML Tags

APPENDIX E: Glossary of Terms for Web Writers

INDEX

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