Lets people grab and go

On the web, breaking information into pieces for different users, different topics, different questions, and different needs helps web users to grab just what they need and go on to look up their next question, do their next task, make a decision, get back to work, or do whatever comes next for them. In this book, we'll look at several ways to write so that busy web users can grab and go. Figures 1-1 and 1-2 show you just one example of how we can transform traditional writing into good web writing.

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Proponenls wishing lo build a new airport must file a Notice of Landing Area Proposal (FAA Form 7480-1), a Landing Area Sketch, and location platted on a copied portion of a 7-1/2 minute USGS Quadrangle Map (usually available a! your county USDA Soil Conservation Service) The information must he submitted at feast 90 days in advance of the day that work is to begin. Heliport proponents must submit the Notice of Landing Area Proposal (FAA Form 7480-1), a 7-1/2 minute quad map. and a sketch or plan showing Ihe relationship of the helipad to hospital buildings, parking areas, and surrounding structures. The FAA wilt

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Figure 1-1 Paragraph style makes it very difficult to quickly grab information.

Building a new airport or heliport What must I submit?

Airport

. Notice of Landina Area ProDOsal

FAA Form 7480-1

• Landing Area Sketch

* tocaiion plotted on a copied portion of a 71/2 minute USGS

Quadrangle Map

Heliport

. Notice of Landina Area Proposal

FAA Form 7480-1

• sketch or plan showing the relationship

of the helipad to hospital buildings, parking areas, and

surrounding structures

• location plotted on a copied portion of a 71/2 minute USGS

Quadrangle Map

When must I submit these documents?

At least 90 days before the day that work is to begin.

Figure 1-2 My suggested revision makes it easy for different users to quickly grab the information that they need.

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