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Recommended Reading

Many books have been coming out in the past few years on web writing and content-related subjects. These are some that I'm currently reading, and recommend (I'm not including advertising and marketing writing, as I feel that's a separate subject). Please send me any titles you'd like me to review.

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"Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines"
The guide is a first: all guidelines are based on empiric research, and illustrated with defining sites. A fabulous and unique resource for developing your own usability and style guidelines.

"Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works" — Janice (Ginny) Redish 2002. Interactive Technologies.

"The Web Writer's Guide: Tips & Tools" — Darlene Maciuba-Koppel. 2002. Focal Press.

"Hot Text: Web Writing that Works" — Jonathan Price and Lisa Price. 2002. New Riders.

"The Elements of Internet Style"  —  2007. EEI Press.

"Writing for the Web" — Crawford Kilian. 2007. Self-Counsel Writing Series.

"Don't Make Me Think" — Steve Krug. Que Books.

"Developing Online Content: The Principles of Writing and Editing for the Web" — Irene Hammerich and Claire Harrison.2002.Wiley.

Books on usability, information architecture, and navigation, often have information that directly relates to us as writers and editors for the web. Check these titles, which I think are excellent, despite some of the older dates.

"Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web" — Christina Wodtke. New Riders Publishing, October 2002

"Information Architecture for the World Wide Web" (the "Polar Bear book")— Louis Rosenfeld & Peter Morville. O'Reilly Media, Inc.Second edition: 2002.

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