HTTP Poets: use words good so folks like your stuff

  • September 23, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Mutually Human Software

When everyone communicates in a 140 characters or less, how does one write and write well for the web? Let's talk about elements of style, technique, how writing for the web differs from other mediums, etc.

We can discuss using clear, consistent, and useful verbiage for headings and navigation. Someone may want to discuss log in/log out vs sign in/sign out, sign up vs register, account vs profile etc.

There is a lot more to writing for the web than just writing page copy!



Jonah Bailey - Content Strategy 101

Dan Royer - Functional Content Strategies: How Rhetoric Helps us Become Better Web Writers

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  • Navid

    I really like the topic ... It provides me in depth knowledge of Content..

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not a techie but I want to improve my writing. Specifically, I want to use the web to promote my book. If this is not the place to do that, I trust you will say so. Thanks.

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Jonah B.

    I will be speaking on The Basics of Content Strategy. Range of topics covered include:
    - what is content?
    - what makes content "good"?
    - how can content be measured?
    - how can content be managed effectively?
    - why is my content always delivered late?

    I'm working to tailor the talk to developers in their variety of contexts: freelance, consultancy & enterprise. It will, of course, be relevant for designers & strategists of all types.

    September 22, 2013

  • Craig L.


    September 20, 2013

  • Michael B.

    I'd like to see some of the non-developers give insight and information on this. People who focus on the front end verbiage. Seems like there are a fair number of people in this category at the factory.

    September 16, 2013

  • Ross H.

    I am working on lining up speakers, if you are willing to speak, or know someone who should, post here or contact me directly.


    September 16, 2013

  • Ray B.

    This falls very much in line with content strategy, which is an area of the web industry that keeps growing and becoming more and more visible. I know of a few people who deal with content strategy, but they don't attend GRWebDev. I'll try to change that!

    July 18, 2011

  • Corinna

    This sounds very interesting! Writing for the web is so different from writing in other mediums.

    June 28, 2011

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