Keeping a Style Guide Alive

Keeping a Style Guide Alive

Whether it’s 200 pages or two pages, most organizations have some kind of style guide. A style guide sets the standards for content—whether presented online or offline—and defines the rules and guidelines for ensuring consistency across all content. It usually...
Recycle, Reuse — and Reduce Costs

Recycle, Reuse — and Reduce Costs

How long has your site been around — 5, 10, 20 years? Odds are, you’ve experienced enough turnover on your team during that time that nobody really knows all the content you have. There may even be one-off sites that were created and forgotten about. Next time...
Best of Intentions

Best of Intentions

I’ve written before about keeping the content experience clean and lean, and after every redesign project I work on, my feelings about it get stronger. (If you’re one of my kids who’s around when I start sighing and throwing my hands up, you might even say I get a...
Consistency Across Content Creators

Consistency Across Content Creators

When you’re dealing with a large-scale web redesign, you’re talking about a lot of content. And when you’re talking about a lot of content, you’re going to need more than one writer to create it all. Unfortunately, it’s never just as simple as throwing a caravan of...
Asking the Right Questions

Asking the Right Questions

A key to a successful content project is being prepared before you begin creating anything. That means you need to ask the right questions well ahead of any content work. While the specific questions will change based on the project, here are some questions that are...