Writing for the web
Everyone who visits your website does so because they want to complete a task. They may want to find a piece of information, or contact someone, or apply for something. The content of your website must be based around helping your visitors to complete their tasks. The web is a user-led medium.
This six minute presentation introduces the concepts of good practice in web communication. It has narration and is best used with sound. If you do not have access to headphones or speakers, you can maximise your screen and click on the Notes tab to read the alternative text.
Seven simple steps to writing better web content
As well as reading the information in this section we recommend that you attend courses that will give you practical exercises -
- Planning Your Website - will help you to focus on your audience and the tasks that they need to complete when they visit your site. It includes a practical exercise on how to structure a whole site.
- Writing for the Web - learn the difference between writing for print and writing for the web, and how to turn content from printed materials into good web content.