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    Top tool: HTML Colour Contrast Checker

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    Top tool: HTML Colour Contrast Checker

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Here’s one for the web designers: a contrast checker for HTML colours.
    Working on your big-screen, perfectly calibrated monitor you probably have no idea of how readers view your site. Or perhaps can’t view your site.
    Not everyone has top of the range equipment and

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    George Orwell on the art of writing

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    George Orwell on the art of writing

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Sometimes it’s worth turning to the masters for advice on being a better writer. These six rules are from George Orwell’s 1946 essay¬†Politics and the English Language and is far more succinct than I could ever manage:

    Never use a metaphor, simile or other

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    Thursday media links: The changing front page, like-gate, a new publishing system and are you following a bot?

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    Thursday media links: The changing front page, like-gate, a new publishing system and are you following a bot?

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Some days are slow news days. Others are like today. So, in a desk-clearing effort, here is a quick wrap of some of the more interesting news that has caught my eye.

    The front page isn’t what it used to be Some reflections on

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    10 tips for better writing

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    10 tips for better writing

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Many years working as an editor and writer have taught me one thing: Anyone can write but not everyone can write well.
    This doesn’t mean writing technique can’t be improved. Writing is like exercise: the more you practice the better you become. Of course not

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    Twitter Wire: Atwood on e-books, The Economist on new formats and Murdoch’s Daily

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    Twitter Wire: Atwood on e-books, The Economist on new formats and Murdoch’s Daily

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Margaret Atwood talks e-books, publishing and the future of reading.
    Felix Salmon on how blogging has changed journalism.
    7 tips for journalists using social media to build credibility.
    Is Murdoch’s Daily stumbling? Estimates put subscribers at just 5,000.
    Beyond print: The Economist on building

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