Last Modified: 9/9/98

Design and Style

Writing documents for the World Wide Web is different from writing for conventional publications. Old methods of organizing and presenting your information are likely to be inappropriate in this new, visual, high-speed medium. The key to creating effective Web documents is to design for the user, organizing your information into simple, task-based units.

Design for the User

Visual Layout

Focused Purpose

Aggressively maintain the focus of your Web site. Extraneous content and links can lead users off on digressions into the Web that waste their time and create needless support diversions.