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[ L ] Blurbs: Writing Previews of Web Pages


05 Feb 2001; by Dennis G. Jerz
On the web, a blurb is a line or short paragraph (20-50 words) that evaluates (or at least summarizes) what the reader will find at the other end of a link.  A good blurb should inform, not teaseUsability testing will help you determine the best way to lay out your blurbs, but this document will help you write the content.


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