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Five Ways To Prevent Bad Microcopy

By Bill Beard

You’ve just created the best user experience ever. You had the idea. You sketched it out. You started to build it. Except you’re already in trouble, because you’ve forgotten something: the copy. Specifically, the microcopy1.

Microcopy is the text we don’t talk about very often. It’s the label on a form field, a tiny piece of instructional text, or the words on a button. It’s the little text that can make or break your user experience.

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If you think you’ve built the best user experience but didn’t make sure the microcopy was spot on, then you haven’t built the best user experience.

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