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Writing for the web

This workshop provides attendees with a thorough understanding and practical experience in: translating offline content to high quality website content writing good website content general writing skills Topics included in the workshop are: How reading on screen is different to

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7 reasons for crappy web content

Originally published by Optimal Workshop.   We’ve been thinking a bit about content recently, so in a casual email to Donna Spencer, we asked her… “So why do people end up with crappy web content?” This is her most excellent response.

Posted in articles, Content

Keeping your content alive from cradle to grave

By now we all know that the web is not a publication — that it’s a living, evolving thing. But a lot of content I see still appears to be ‘published’ once and then left alone.

This talk is about what happens after content is published.

Posted in Content, Past, presentations

Content inventory spreadsheet

The content inventory spreadsheet stores information about each ‘page’ on the website. It is a very handy tool for the beginning of a website or intranet redesign project as it allows you to gain an understanding of all the content on your site, and see it all at a glance.

Posted in Content, information architecture, Resources

Getting content right

Web content can be vibrant, interesting and fun. It can draw you in, fill your head and make you learn without having to think. And it’s not really hard to write. This presentation covers three simple tricks to make your web content great.

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Doing a great job on the web

This is a talk I gave at Murdoch Uni. I wasn’t sure what to call it, but it basically covers principles of good website work – user research, good IA, great content, setting priorities and maintaining good work

Posted in Content, Past, presentations, User experience

Writing for the web

This workshop provides attendees with a thorough understanding and practical experience in:

  • translating offline content to high quality website content
  • writing good website content
  • general writing skills

Posted in Content, information architecture, Past, Workshops

Getting content right

Web content can be vibrant, interesting and fun. It can draw you in, fill your head and make you learn without having to think. And it’s not really hard to write. Three simple tricks can turn poor content into a great experience – remember that readers care more about themselves than you; write in real words with authentic voice; play show and tell.

Posted in Content, Past, presentations