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Chapter 4. Online Writing Style > Preserving Context in Online Documents

Preserving Context in Online Documents

Online readers create their own transitions as they move through a document. Through traversing links, both associative and navigational, readers choose their own path by deciding where to go next.

This freedom to jump around online has a down side. Sometimes, context is lost and readers can become confused or disoriented. To preserve context, online documents must support nonlinear and incomplete reading. Follow these guidelines:


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