- Human Interface Guidelines
- Design Philosophy
- User Workflow
- Desktop Integration
- UI Toolkit Elements
Use the following rules to keep your text understandable and consistent:
Don't give the user a bunch of text to read; it'll confuse users and many will skip over it anyway. Instead, provide the user with short and concise text.
Assume the user is intelligent, but not technical. Avoid long, uncommon words and focus on using common, simple verbs, nouns, and adjectives. Never use technical jargon.
Put the most important information at the beginning of your text. If the user stops reading, they'll still have what they need in mind.
Don't repeat yourself. Don't repeat yourself. Don't repeat yourself. It's annoying and wastes space. Instead, find ways to use information more effectively the first time.