On several occasions over the past year I've spoken to Simon Fraser University's "What Editors Do" class about editing for the Web. I'm doing so again tonight. Here are some posts and links I made about those previous appearances:
A few other things from my site that might be relevant:
- It's got personality.
- What is a website for?
- How to edit print text for the Web.
- Top 10 search results in Google's top 10 that lead to this site—and which really shouldn't.
- Whose responsibility are web standards? (and other writing about web standards).
- Designing for the small screen.
- Why splash pages on websites are a bad idea.
- My speaking notes
- Women in the Web: pre-markup and post-markup.
Other sites I may mention tonight:
- Jakob Nielsen's Useit.com and his old article on the end of web design, which includes Jakob's Law ("Users spend most of their time on other sites"). Also see the Redesign Useit contest.
- Vancouver designer Dave Shea's CSS Zen Garden, which invites people to perform radical redesigns on the exact same web page, using different stylesheets alone.
- The Web Standards Project, MACCAWS, and Developing With Web Standards.
- A web page from 1992 that still works—and lists all 26 (!) websites then online.
- Mountain Equipment Co-op vs. Westbeach.
- Long vs. short copy on the Web, and writing for an international audience.
- How Google works.
- Panic Software and Manhattan East Suite Hotels.