October 07, 2006

Hot Text: Chapters 9&10: Titles and Navigation

So is that a good title? It is informative and it lets my users know exactly what this blog entry is going to be about.

In all seriousness, I really enjoy being familiar with the topics we are reading online or in Hot Text because they are all related. It doesn't matter if i read online or Hot Text first, i am still reading about the same topics. I think that titles, obviously, go along with blurbs. There must be a definitive title, enough to catch a readers interest, and a small explanation of that title (the blurb) and then the whole explanation upon clicking the link. It reminds me what i was told when writing research papers: "Tell us what you are going to tell us, tell us, and then tell us what you told us" Online writing, particularly when dealing with the navigational aspects, seems the same. Tell us what you are going to tell us (the title/blurb), tell us (the content), tell us what you told us (Conclusion). I think titles are important and necessary, and blurbs as well. I know i look at the content online and determine whether or not to read it by my interest in its' title and the relevance to what i need to know about. Hot Text is easy, informative reading, and i enjoy how Price shows us a tactic and then describes what situations it is generally good to use it in. I also like the examples he provides.

Posted by Lori Rupert at October 7, 2006 10:15 PM

I like examples and its nice to be able to tell whether or not you want to read something just by eyeing the title. It saves alot of time!

Posted by: Erin at October 8, 2006 02:07 PM
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