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Why web writing is relevant (and our November web writing course)

If you're not considering how your content is consumed on screen, you're ignoring a huge part of your audience—it's like writing a document, then hiding it...

By |2017-05-19T08:20:31+10:00September 22nd, 2015|Accessibility, Personal, Web writing|0 Comments

Accessibility, conferences, chilli sauce, and web-writing courses

Much has been happening: I'm speaking about accessibility at the Queensland Business Writers' Conference, and we have our first public web-writing course booked.

By |2016-12-27T17:01:44+10:00July 8th, 2015|Accessibility, Personal, Web writing|0 Comments

An accessibility issue often overlooked: Grade level readability

There’s this thing called the WCAG: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. They set out all the good things you need to do to make your content accessible for people with disability, people including those with vision impairment (an estimated 300,000 in Australia alone), and also people with other kinds of disability, such as cognitive or motor [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:20:34+10:00May 5th, 2015|Accessibility, Did you know, UX, Web writing|0 Comments

9 reasons list blog posts (listicles) are complete crap

Caution: this post contains adjectives that are non traditional in a business writing context. To rephrase that, there is some mild moderate swearing. Oh, and I think I’ve used my entire week’s quota of ellipses. You see these things all the time. You know, social media clickbait: 17 Words You Should Never Use, 7 Mistakes [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:20:34+10:00April 29th, 2015|Personal, Web writing|1 Comment

Writing good error messages

To my ever-expanding frustration, and general astonishment (to which my wife expresses a weary kind of amazement: why are you so surprised, you know it does that...), things never seem to go entirely smoothly. (And if they do, I'm left with a trepidatious feeling that things in fact haven't gone smoothly,  and that I just [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:20:54+10:00March 18th, 2015|Accessibility, Design, Did you know, Pinned, UX, Web writing|0 Comments