writing archives

Cameron Moll sent me an article from A List Apart on Deafness and the User Experience. I found the explanation of the difference between Deaf and deaf quite interesting. However, I think the most valuable piece of advice the author gave is to write clearly.

Font style and size, page layout, graphic choice and placement, and all the other elements which are traditionally the meat of design are useless if your page isn’t written clearly. Good writing all too often is given much too low a priority in the design process. Yet I submit that it is just as important as any other aspect of design, and perhaps even more important.

posted by cannona on Friday, Aug 15, 2008 · 0 comments

posted by john on Monday, Mar 10, 2008

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, almost as it were instinctively, to long words and exhausted idoms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.”
George Orwell, qtd by John Trimble in Writing With Style

posted by ted on Thursday, Oct 05, 2006