I'm looking for a site or sites that describe minimalist writing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism_(technical_communication)). The Wikipedia article is so minimalist it doesn't provide such links.

If you employ this technique and can point me to some useful that explain it, I would appreciate it.

thanks, Linda

  • While providing a list of sites really appropriate for a Q&A site (since there's no way to definitively answer the question) maybe we can still be of help. Can you explain why you want to know this? What information are you looking for? Is this for a specific writing project or are you just looking for general information? Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 15:25
  • I'm trying to learn more about the minimalist approach to technical writing, what it's principles are. Google searches tend to pull stuff on minimalist art period. I guess I don't really understand why a list of sites wouldn't be considered an answer. Is it not the role of a Q&A site to point people to resources? I've seen style manuals and links to books in some answers. Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 16:16
  • Those are older questions, if they were asked now they'd probably be closed. But your edit is much more specific, thanks! Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 16:43
  • The Wikipedia page provides a list of seven books on the topic. Why don't you pick them up and read them?
    – user5645
    Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 17:51
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    Some information isn't online ;-)
    – user5645
    Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 19:08

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I do not employ the technique but here are a few web links that I have found about the use of minimalism in technical writing:


Here's an example from the Android online documentation: Making Your App Location-Aware. It's a "training" that leads you through doing a task, but it's not a tutorial since it doesn't show you how to do a particular app.

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