Tech Writer This Week – April 4, 2013
TechWhirl’s Weekly Roundup of the best technical communication, content, user experience, and technical writing posts on the web.
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This week, User Experience concentrates on UI design and usability. Colum McAndrew (cmcandrew.com/robocolumn ) wonders if how many users instinctively click on icons or text.Rhonda Bracey (cybertext.wordpress.com) shows us a graceful web form confirmation that serves as an excellent example of a well-designed user experience. Sabina Idler (blog.crazyegg.com) discusses building website usability around five concepts.
Content Strategy posts range in a number of different directions. Soha Naveed (techknowlogists.com) discusses how to start curating content wisely. Megan Whalin (meganwhalin.com) agrees that coming up with a content strategy isn’t always easy, and Anna Rydne (socialmediatoday.com) shares what we can learn from Ikea’s content strategy.
Career and Life features two posts on better writing. Technical Writing Tips for the Oil Patch (oilpatchwriting.wordpress.com) shares hints on how to write very large numbers, And Megan Darber (theatlantic.com) says “whom” is dying out.