The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World

WWW may be an acronym for the World Wide Web, but no one could fault you for thinking it stands for wild, wild West. The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides intended for print publishing, but these guides do not address the new challenges of communicating online. Enter The Yahoo! Style Guide. From Yahoo!, a leader in online content and one of the most visited Internet destinations in the world, comes the definitive reference on the essential elements of Web style for writers, editors, bloggers, and students. With topics that range from the basics of grammar and punctuation to Web-specific ways to improve your writing, this comprehensive resource will help you:

– Shape your text for online reading

– Construct clear and compelling copy

– Write eye-catching and effective headings

– Develop your site’s unique voice

– Streamline text for mobile users

– Optimize webpages to boost your chances of appearing in search results

– Create better blogs and newsletters

– Learn easy fixes for your writing mistakes

– Write clear user-interface text

This essential sourcebook–based on internal editorial practices that have helped Yahoo! writers and editors for the last fifteen years–is now at your fingertips.

Nanci Arvizu, Writing and Reviews Editor

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3 Comments

  1. The Yahoo! Style Guide: Write Digital Content Everyone Will Read There’s a lot of information packed into The Yahoo! Style Guide a new book from Yahoo!. While other style guides and manuals have kept the topics of writing, user-interface, webpage coding, and SEO separate-The Yahoo! Style Guide brings it all together-making it a one-stop-guide for every member of your digital team. 

  2. The Stylebook for the Online World It has been a while since I actually read a style usage book. As a writer, I read and write constantly, so every book, article, website, brochure, email, and even utility bills I peruse are style manuals of sorts. I always notice what words and style conventions are used in texts I read. 

  3. Wow! If you are thinking of working online–buy this book! It’s current (unlike many other web-related books) and full of everything you need to know or learn! I am thrilled to have it and grateful to Yahoo for its existence. BTW–IMHO, this is NOT a book to read on your Kindle.H.E.A.V.E.N.

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