03 Feb 2009 | Multi Platform Authoring

MPA: Multi Platform Authoring

A short guide on how to write for the web.

Over the years, really, I've come across a lot of suggestions on how to write for the web. What I have never seen is a simple tutorial which throws together all of these snippets of knowledge, building a quick reference or introduction on how to write for the web or, more accurately, a multitude of platforms.

I took some time and brought together a number of nuggets of wisdom, focusing on how to write for the web, both from a journalist's (or blogger's) perspective and from an editor's perspective.

The central idea is to write your articles like they're pyramidal in contents. That is, cut at whatever length, they should still make sense. Then, I added a series of what, perhaps for many, are considered no brainers, but still many writers get wrong when writing for the web.

The presentation, also available at Scribd is released under a creative commons attribution license.

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After obtaining an M. Sc in maths, Babak Fakhamzadeh started with an office job at a major blue chip company but soon realised he'd do better on his own. Babak is often on the move, with a restless desire for travel, a penchant for doing good and a love for visual and experimental art. Together with Eduardo Cachucho, he won the World Summit Award in the m-Tourism and Culture category in 2012 for Dérive app. With Ismail Farouk, he won the Highway Africa new media award in 2007 for Soweto Uprisings . com. Check out Babak's CV.


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