The writing sprint is over, and Web Writing Style Guide Version 1.0 is now available. While written for undergraduate writing students, Web Writing Style Guide could be useful to anyone wanting to learn how to write for the web. Topics in this lengthy guide include--but are not limited to--
- strategies for effective blogging, tweeting, and wiki writing
- an overview of visual design and photo manipulation
- how to write effective links, page titles, and headings
- basic copyright and fair use principles important for the web
- an introduction to HTML and CSS
- lots of links within the text to additional resources
As with other Writing Spaces' texts, the Web Writing Style Guide is Creative Commons licensed (CC-BY-NC-SA). In addition to the HTML version currently available, over the next couple of weeks, Writing Spaces will release print-friendly PDF and EPUB versions of the text.
UPDATE: The CFP deadline has been extended until September 20th.
Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is an open textbook series for composition seeking proposals for essays for our 4th volume.
Each Writing Spaces book contains peer-reviewed collections of essays, all composed by teachers for students, with each chapter available for free download from our website under a Creative Commons license. Volumes are also published in print--for sale--through our partner Parlor Press. With your participation, we hope that Vol. 3 (currently under review) and Vol. 4 will expand the online database of chapters to upwards of eighty different classroom texts for teachers to use.