Wednesday, July 20, 2011


From version 2.1.3 of the Rambunctious Software Style Guide . . .

Use the present tense when describing the response to a user’s action.
Incorrect: Click Send, and your message will be delivered to the R-Mail Server.
Correct: Click Send, and your message is delivered to the R-Mail Server.
Using the future tense, especially when describing features or functions, can be confusing. It might even lead our customers to believe that what you’re describing isn’t possible now, but will be at some point or perhaps in some future release of our software . . . and you certainly wouldn’t want to get their hopes up.

1 comment:

  1. For the month of July, the members of Exquisite Corpse are writing 100 words a day on each letter of the alphabet in turn.


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