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Re: Yahoo Style Guide No Longer Available

From: Nic da Costa <njr.dacosta@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:21:03 +0200
Message-ID: <CAOujyarP8gEEZtPQWH2hCojkJ_6u1pL=ZebwhCS+ryjpykggMg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: WebPlatform Community <public-webplatform@w3.org>, Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>, Nick Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
Hey Doug

My two cents worth, I like that idea of adapting an existing one to better
suite our needs and like you said, thus filling the gap that has been left.
I also think it would go nicely with the fact that we are documenting the
web. Not only can you view the properties, but also a style guide to help
you write cleaner code, etc.

// Nic da Costa

On 22 August 2013 11:08, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi, folks–
> We reference the Yahoo! Style Guide as our style guide; at the time we
> made that decision, the online version of the Yahoo! Style Guide was free.
> Apparently, sometime in June they took down the online version, and
> started pointing instead to printed (commercial) versions.
> We have a few options at this point
> * continue to point at the Yahoo! Style Guide, which is (for now, anyway)
> still available on Archive.org [1]
> * point to a different resource [2], noting that only Yahoo! had
> comprehensive focus on online writing
> * adapt an existing one that has an open license and is close enough [3]
> * write our own
> * something else
> Personally, I like the idea of adapting the Gov.uk style guide to our use,
> giving them attribution of course.
> Writing our own or adapting one gives us an interesting longer-term
> opportunity to fill the void that Yahoo! has left, specifically focused
> perhaps on writing online documentation. But that may be a bit ambitious
> and meta to consider now.
> [1] http://web.archive.org/web/**20121014054923/http://**
> styleguide.yahoo.com/<http://web.archive.org/web/20121014054923/http://styleguide.yahoo.com/>
> [2] http://www.dailywritingtips.**com/5-online-style-guides/<http://www.dailywritingtips.com/5-online-style-guides/>
> [3] https://www.gov.uk/**designprinciples/styleguide<https://www.gov.uk/designprinciples/styleguide>
> Regards-
> -Doug
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