Tag: Style guides

  • Using contractions could be making your writing inaccessible

    Using contractions could be making your writing inaccessible We found that some of these users did not understand sentences that had negative contractions in them (negative contractions are words like ‘can’t’, ‘won’t’, ‘don’t’). They interpreted the sentence without inferring the ‘not’. I have been in two minds about using contractions for a while. On the […]

  • Readability guidelines

    Readability guidelines I really like this idea of crowdsourcing, and making available to the community, a set of readability guidelines based on evidence. I see many content designers spending time talking – arguing – about points of style when often accessibility and usability show what we should do. What if there was one place where […]