# DesignWIKI

Fil Salustri's Design Site

# COLLECTIONS

2015.01.09 11:13
wiki:bullets_rule

# Bullets Rule

Using bulleted lists is a great way to write notes in wikis.

• People read short, direct sentences most easily.
• This should be reflected in how content is provided.
• So write using point/bullet form.
• Use sub-lists to explain or expand the main point.
• Keep the presentation as linear as possible.
• Use links to other topics or topic sections as necessary to de-linearise content.
• Prefer positive statements (i.e. avoid using not).
• Example:
• INCORRECT If you do not provide a new filename, the original one is used.
• CORRECT If the new filename is missing, the original one is used.
• Minimise use of punctuation, conjunctions, etc.
• Example:
• INCORRECT To upload a file, go to the Web Upload topic, use the BROWSE button to identify the file to upload, add an optional new filename for the upload, enter the mandatory description of the upload, then click the UPLOAD button.
• CORRECT To upload a file:
1. Go to the Web Upload page
2. Use the BROWSE button to identify the file on your computer to upload.
5. Click UPLOAD.