The Yahoo! Style Guide
Learn how to write and edit for a global audience
through best practices from Yahoo!
Attract more readers; give them the gold-standard editorial experience
on your site. "The Yahoo! Style Guide" shows you how.
Do you know how to
write for the Web?
It's different from writing for print
Engage your readers and keep them on your site
through editorial best practices from Yahoo!.
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Finally, a style guide for the Internet age
"The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and
Creating Content for the Digital World" is available wherever books are sold.
Text that works best on the Web is text that gets to the point fast and makes it easy for readers to pick out key information.
Headlines drive clicks, get the attention of search engines, and show up everywhere from RSS feeds to mobile browsers.
Within reason, follow an organization's conventions for how it capitalizes and punctuates its names.
The apostrophe has two main functions: to show the omission of letters or numerals, and to form a possessive. It is occasionally used to make a plural.
Now available for download: two website checklists, plus editing exercises (and their answer keys) for practicing Web-friendly style.
You'll see--in our reference table that shows how Yahoo! style differs from AP style.
Search engines help connect Internet users with information they're seeking by analyzing the words on webpages, especially repeated or called-out words.
A good word list is never finished. We update ours quarterly with terms that have started to appear frequently, such as "hyperlocal" and "cloud computing."
A word list tracks your decisions, helps you maintain your site's editorial standards, saves time, and spares headaches.