Writing for the Web: Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures, and Sound
With Writing for the Web, you'll learn everything you need to know to create effective Web content using words, pictures, and sound. Follow along as instructor and writer Lynda Felder combines easy-to-follow guidelines with photographs, lists, and tables to illustrate the key concepts behind writing nonlinear, interactive stories; creating succinct and clear copy; and working compelling images, motion graphics, and sound into your content.
Many books offer instruction on how to use software programs to build Web sites, podcasts, and illustrations. But only Writing for the Web explains when and why an author might choose an illustration over a photograph, motion graphics over text, or a slice of Beethoven's Fifth over the sound of a bubbling brook. Focusing on storytelling techniques that work best for digital media, this book describes the essential skills and tools in a Web author's toolbox, including a thorough understanding of grammar and style, a critical eye for photography, and an ear for just the right sound byte for a podcast.
This clearly written guide provides a fun and practical approach to Web writing that busy students and writers will be eager to learn and explore.
For more tips, exercises, and suggestions for teachers, check out the book's Web site at www.write4web.com.
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Review: Writing for the Web: Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures and SoundUser Review - Pat East - Goodreads
This book seems to be a really good resource for beginning writers. I found it a bit too simple as an experienced writer, but it did remind me of some things. I take issue with some of the parts of ... Read full review
Review: Writing for the Web: Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures and SoundUser Review - Stephen Gallup - Goodreads
Whether via posts on Facebook or entries on their own blogs, just about everybody seems to be writing for the Web now. It may be that most of the writing we do is destined for the Web. I recall in his ... Read full review
Chapter 1 All You Really Need to Know
Chapter 2 Best Practices for Writing for the Web
Chapter 3 Working with Images
Chapter 4 Adding Motion
Chapter 5 Adding Sound
Chapter 6 Writing Nonlinear Interactive Stories
Chapter 7 Writing Succinctly
Chapter 8 Writing with Style and Good Grammar
Chapter 9 Telling a Good Story