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Writing for Interaction by Linda Newman Lior

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Chapter 8

Creating Writing Guidelines

Introduction

Before you begin writing your text, it’s a good idea to define the writing guidelines you will use and to come up with a clear set of guidelines for your user interface text. The guidelines will become a valuable source of information for the developers, product managers, and technical writers. It will also help you create a user interface that is consistent across features and products.

In addition, your application should meet the guidelines for accessibility and globalization. Creating and understanding these guidelines will help you create text that is easily navigated and easily localized.

This chapter describes the elements that go into creating a style guide and the guidelines for building ...

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