July 3 2010

Update: A style guide for web writing

by Barbie in Style

Earlier this spring, we talked about the much-anticipated Yahoo! Style Guide for writing on the web. Now, it’s out, and Yahoo! appears to be developing a comprehensive online resource for web writers as well. Check it out.

We’re impressed with the breadth of the site—there’s everything from tips on headline writing to ways to improve the SEO for your site. Editors will enjoy the Editing 101 section of the site, which seems to be a useful tool for quick answers on editing.

It remains to be seen whether people, organizations, and companies will adopt Yahoo’s style suggestions—especially since many of these groups have their own style standards or follow more traditional style guides. For the time being, however, the site serves as another good resource for both web writers and editors.