Other Recommended Writing Sites

by Jakob Nielsen on January 1, 2010

Our research shows that external links enhance the credibility of a site, so here are links to some other good sites about how to write for the Web :-)

Books

I am still looking for the perfect book, so if you do publish a book about Web-writing, send me a review copy and I may list it here if I find it better than these recommendations.

Much is known about how to write help text, online documentation, and other technical writing, and a good deal of the advice from these fields does transfer to writing for the Web. The main difference is that Web readers are much less motivated than readers of online docs since they can't know whether the site is relevant to their goals (in contrast, the docs are always relevant to using a product, even when the writing stinks).

Here are some good references on writing help and online documentation:


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