UX Writing Weekly #146

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Practical do’s and don’ts for better alt texts -
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WHAT’S INSIDE ✍️


Issue #146 (Aug 25th, 2021)

  • A guide to alt texts

  • Twitter’s at it again

  • Why you should be reading fiction

  • Yes, that is tall




ARTICLES 📰  

🗣️ Do you write alt texts? If you don’t, chances are you should be. And if you do, chances are you could use a few pointers. This article has some excellent do’s and don’ts that you can put into practice right away.

Avoid these common alt-text mistakes

As confusion continues to swirl around changes to Twitter’s follow/unfollow buttons, the company is “listening and iterating.” See what people are tweeting.

Twitter to update 'follow' button redesign after lots of confusion and unfollows

📖 Looking for some good reads to help hone your writing craft? Instead of the latest tome on usability heuristics for UX unicorn warriors, how about some fiction? UX Writing Academy mentor Boris Slesar breaks down the benefits.

How Reading Fiction Can Make You a Better UX Writer




MICROCOPY BITE 💬

Wow, only 97%! 😂
Thanks Jenna Miller for sharing.




TRENDING IN UX 🐦



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JOBS 👔

Anyone in the magical city of Istanbul? App Samurai is looking for a senior UX writer for their newest product, Storyly.io.

For more info and to apply, contact:
[email protected].

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PORTFOLIO 🎨

Riri Nago is a UX writer at American Express in New York City. See her work in design, research, and words.

https://www.ririnagao.com/portfolio




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