Yale's Web Style Guide needs help

Yale’s Web Style Guide seems to be a highly regarded resource (they were recommended by Tufte, apparently). It even has a page on “Teaching”. An excerpt:


Good teaching applications are also built around a strong central narrative, but they typically offer more opportunities to pursue interesting digressions from the main themes of the Web site. The information presented is usually more sophisticated and in-depth than in training applications. Links are the most powerful aspect of the Web, but they can also be a distraction that may prevent visitors from getting through the presentation. If you wish to provide links to other Web-based resources beyond your local site, you might consider grouping the links on a separate page away from the main body of the material. Often readers will want to print material from a teaching site and read it later from paper. Make this easy for them by providing a “printing” version that consolidates many separate pages into one long page.

Oh wait, that wasn’t an exerpt, that was the whole page. OK granted they can’t go into an incredible amount of detail, but for goodness’ sake, at least use bullets!

posted January 03, 2007 by ben

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