The following list contains suggestions for the editorial standards to be used with your SABIO.
These are not strict rules, but contextual guidelines, depending on your audience and the goals of your texts.
- Every Text in SABIO relates to one single topic.
- Most important things first - in texts, paragraphs and sentences.
- Abandon long texts - use bulleted lists if possible.
- Use short, easy to read and remember language
- try to avoid constructed sentences,
- avoid using vers as nouns,
- passive language and
- Use short, common words and only common technical terms.
- Use the full term, before using abbreviations (e.g Knowledge Management (KM) )
- Avoid "anglicisms" (in general: try to stick to one language)
- Condense your content to meaningful headings
- Try to keep texts to a maximum size of the visible screen (unless it is more helpful in one place, e.g when describing processes)
- Create a clear definition for the use of colours and styles, and place these in templates.
- Avoid using any other colors or styles in your texts.
- Use bold text wisely and space - keep it as an "eye catcher".
- Use underlines only for hyperlinks.
- Links open in new SABIO or Browser tabs unless it link to anchors in the same text.
- Use unique/clear descriptions for the links, and avoid linking on words like "more", "click here", "next" etc.