Saturday, March 27, 2004

Ten Technical Communication Myths

I came across this article, Ten Technical Communication Myths, on a technical writer's web site. Very well written, it looks at some of the common myths surrounding technical writing.

I particularly love Myth 2: Sans Serif Fonts are Always More Legible Online. It turns out that there are other factors to consider, including the legibility of the page design, line spacing and width, word/character spacing, type size, plus whether tricks like ant-aliasing is being used. So sure, type font is important, but so are the other factors. When we forget this, our communication suffers.

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