According to some of the search engines, there are now over thirty million documents on the Web. This means that almost every topic is covered in many locations. If a document is hard to read, or the information therein is hard to find, chances are your reader will go elsewhere instead. That's why it is important to make documents accessible to everyone. This style guide will hopefully help you write easy to read documents.
This style guide requires some knowledge of HTML and the functionality of the Web. The WDG's HTML reference discusses HTML elements mentioned in this guide in more detail.
For a document, the style is also very important. By using a common style, you ensure that a reader can use the site effectively. Some important aspects are indicating the status of the document, using images and icons, and writing in a device-independant way. Also, don't forget to validate your documents!
A one-part version of this style guide (37 KB) is also available.