I'm hoping to be able to contribute to this amazing forum by offering advice on how to make the copy (text) of your designs do justice to the great designs you all produce. I want to avoid jargon and enforcing the rules of grammar and instead give you some things to think about.
Copy is an important part of design - not just in itself, but as a tool to inspire and shape designs, overcome 'designers block' and create more unified designs.
I want to use plain English and fuel your creativity so you can make better sites so it'll be ideas, concepts, tricks and tips – not lessons in English. I'll be posting articles and starting threads to get you going - but please start your own!
Please question, suggest alternatives and give me feedback to help me provide what you want. If there's something you don't quite get or want more explanation or just to discuss then please post in the threads and help make this a vibrant part of WDF.
If you find an article useful then please post something up (even if it's just a thanks) so that I know I'm not spending lots of time for nothing!
If your post isn't about a particular topic then please post it into the "general Copy Writing Discussion" thread or start your own.
I hope this will be as valuable an asset as all your design expertise is to so many.
Articles in Copy Corner
Part 0: The Importance of Copy
Part 1: Integrating Copy and Design
Part 2: A Moment of Clarity
Part 3: How to Write Killer Headlines
Part 4: Bowel-Looseningly Funny Copy Writing Howlers
Part 5: Words as Brushes
Part 6: Poetry in Motion
Part 7: An Ear for Copy
Part 8: Vivid Description
Part 8a: Copywriting is MORE Important than Web Design
Part 9: Pofint
Part 10: Piece of Mind
Part 11: The secrets I'm not telling you
Part 12: Creating a Brand
Part 13: The nuts and bolts of robot food
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Edited by wizely, 31 May 2010 - 10:21 PM.