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#WeekendWatch: Create Information-Rich Signposts

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Thursday, you read about the CRAP design principles, and yesterday, you read about the F-shaped reading pattern. Today’s #WeekendWatch expands on those ideas by looking at a specific document design and organization strategy.

Our #WeekendWatch video discusses how including clear headings, subheadings, and links helps readers navigate your document by providing information-rich signposts. Listen for a reference in the video to the F-shaped reading pattern, which these document features support.

The video refers to online documents specifically, but most of these features are useful in printed documents as well. Obviously links are not helpful in printed work. Headings and subheadings certainly are.

Learning to Write for the Web by Chris Nodder (video, 5m22s)

After you watch the video, you can discuss the ideas in the comments.


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