The Yahoo! Style Guide: Practical advice for writing on the web

Online social media networking sites are becoming more and more popular with users, and Yahoo is one of these sites. Recently, Yahoo have decided to publish a practical advice guide to help users, named “The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World”.

According to Adam Ostrow at Mashable, the guide has been compared to the
AP Stylebook, which was set up to help writers with their grammar, punctuation and content. On looking at the 2 guide books, certain differences have been seen between them for example, with the word “email”, Yahoo have lost the hyphen where as the AP Stylebook still has it in there.

Taking these factors into consideration, Yahoo’s Style Guide offers lots of practical advice to help writers get started. Incorporated in this includes, how to write on the web, how to appeal to different audiences, creating a strong headline to entice readers and creating content for mobile devices. Along with this online guide, Yahoo are set to release a printable version as well as Kindle and iPad apps on July 6.

What do you think about style guides, are they a benefit to writers? To read more about this check out Mashable

  • http://writersfolder.blogspot.com Viswanathan

    These style guides are relevant because it helps a content developer, specifically a content writer write in a consistent language that has an universal appeal.