The Yahoo! Style Guide: Writing and Editing for the Web was published earlier this month. If you write for online publishing, it’s well worth a look. (The website, linked above, is also a good resource to bookmark.)
What’s that? “What’s a style guide, and why should I care?”
A style guide is a set of guidelines or standards covering issues such as language use, spelling, or punctuation. They help settle issues when usage “rules” don’t have a clear answer.
For example, should it be “web site” or “website?” “Home page” or “homepage?” How exactly should I organize and format a collection of citations? A good style guide can help you answer those questions.
Organizations often use style guides to ensure that all of their publications are consistent.
Here are some other good style guides, each targeting a different publishing area:
And if you’re writing for academia, you’ll want at least one of these: