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Your work should focus around a central argument dealing with the freedom of information. Present a clear thesis and conclusion, and drive home your article with examples (code, screencast, downloads, etc). You should have created the content you submit and cite sources where appropriate.
If you would like to write something longer, that is probably ok, send it in. We decided that the html times will not be contributing to the death of the long form essay.
As you write for the html times, it is still important to remember that most users will be reading on a screen. So you might think about formating your work in a readable manner. Do not be afraid of your best readability friends:
If you want to make your work super readable, you should write short paragraphs, using bolded text to prevent skimming and links to engender authority.
Read Jakob Nielsen’s article on How Users Read on the Web for some format and flow pointers. When you are done, double check that following Jakob Neilson’s advice doesn't make your content suck.
If you employ code examples of any nature they should:
All links should include a
title attribute that describes where the link is going. Similarly, images should have a descriptive
alt attribute. Finally, escaping dangerous characters with the proper HTML entities is always real helpful.
Email your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org