The Web Design Group

Style guide for online hypertext

Document style

The style of a document helps a reader to browse through it, in order to find the information he is looking for. All documents on one subject should share the same style. This makes it easier to understand any particular document, and to jump to related information. Use the same "skeleton" or template to create all documents, and ensure that each element is used for the same function in all documents. This also helps maintaining the documents in the long term; because all documents share the same markup style, extracting information can be done automatically.

The following aspects are the most important:

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