Friday, April 18, 2003

Writing

Blurbs: Writing Previews of Web Pages by Dennis G. Jerz offers some good tips. Some ideas could also apply to writing summary notes in bib records. Seen on Column Two.
On the web, a blurb is a line or short paragraph (20-50 words) that evaluates (or at least summarizes) what the reader will find at the other end of a link. A good blurb should inform, not tease. Usability testing will help you determine the best way to lay out your blurbs, but this document will help you write the content.

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