Writing for the Web

Writing for the Web

Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures, and Sound

Book - 2012
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With Writing for the Web, you'll learn everything you need to know to create effective Web content using words, pictures, and sound. Follow along as instructor and writer Lynda Felder combines easy-to-follow guidelines with photographs, lists, and tables to illustrate the key concepts behind writing nonlinear, interactive stories; creating succinct and clear copy; and working compelling images, motion graphics, and sound into your content. Many books offer instruction on how to use software programs to build Web sites, podcasts, and illustrations, but only this book explains when and why an author might choose an illustration over a photograph, motion graphics over text, or a slice of Beethoven's Fifth over the sound of a bubbling brook. Focusing on storytelling techniques that work best for digital media, this book describes the essential skills and tools in a Web author's toolbox, including a thorough understanding of grammar and style, a critical eye for photography, and an ear for just the right sound byte for a podcast. This clearly written guide provides a fun and practical approach to Web writing that busy students and writers will be eager to learn and explore. -- from Back Cover.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : New Riders, c2012
Description: x, 181 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780321794437
Branch Call Number: 006.76 Fel


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Jun 08, 2014

This is a great book for the novice web writer. Web content needs to be written in a different way than a book or magazine article. This 181 page book will help you understand how to write effectively for the web.

You will learn how to write succinctly and make your website visually appealing. Other basic instructions are given for working with images, videos, and sound. There is also information on writing instructions (for technical writers). The book is clearly laid out with simple (but fun) practice exercises after each chapter.

I thought 'Writing for the Web' was well-written but rudimentary.

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