A List Apart


Topic: Writing

  • Language: The Ultimate User Interface

    by Julia Hayden · Issue 59 ·

    Words. Language. Meaning. They’re a nutritious part of your complete website. So why do so many webmakers treat language like an afterthought? Julia Hayden explores ways to make words work.

  • Helping Your Visitors: a State of Mind

    by Nick Usborne · Issue 171 ·

    Even the simplest website is harder to figure out than a catalog or magazine. We all know how to “use” a catalog: start at the front cover and keep turning the pages. But with every new site we visit, we have to “learn” how it works, how its “pages” turn, how to find what we’re looking for. Text that takes visitors’ needs into account can help guide them through the maze.