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 - Amanda - Goodreads
I had the chance to read this as research for work. There were some good points I was able to put into a tentative style guide for writing future web content. The book is laid out well, and the ... Read full review
Review: Writing for the Web: Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures and SoundUser Review - Helen - Goodreads
This is a great book for the novice web writer. Web content needs to be written in a different way than a book or magazine article. This 181 page book will help you understand how to write effectively ... 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