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Microcopy: Discover How Tiny Bits of Text Make Tasty Apps and Websites

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Microcopy consists of small pieces of text like headings, hint texts, placeholders, summaries, and instructions throughout a website or app. These little bits of content often get overlooked to the detriment of the application or website you’re building, which is tragic since they make the difference between products that fade into obscurity and those that go on to become ...more
Kindle Edition, 103 pages
Published May 13th 2017
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Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Nice and quick read, but more of a beginner's guide to microcopy without any real insights for someone who's worked in the field for a few years. Negative examples are mostly from the Philippine Airlines website; would have been nice to see a few examples from other industries. I recommend it for anyone who wants to get started in UX Writing and microcopy.
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Mostly just a collection of positive and negative examples of microcopy (spoiler alert: if you want to see 99% of the positive ones, just go through Mailchimp‘s sign-up process). Probably nothing new for people who‘ve worked with UX and copy, but it‘s a quick and nice enough read.
Truong Dac Binh
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ux-books
Short copy but nice reading. Microcopy is not about being clever, it’s about connecting with your customers or users, giving them good service, and talking to them how they wish to be spoken to - with respect and kindness.
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
User-friendly with a touch of humble humor

Found it to be highly informative, with many examples to demonstrate insights. As a newbie in this field, could not have asked for a clearer introduction.
Will be reading again....
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quick, reasonably interesting read with lots of good nuggets and reminders about writing from a user perspective.
Mar 26, 2020 rated it liked it
This is probably best suited for beginners, as it was super basic. I wish he'd provide more examples that weren't just different aspects of Mailchimp.
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Very brief, only about 80 page-ish on my e-reader. Suitable for UX Writing beginners. The author reinforces every point that she makes by providing examples, both good and bad, from real apps.
Charles Franklin
Apr 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Good book for changing your mindset about the importance of microcopy. It won't make you a microcopy master, but it will have you thinking like one.
Hussain Al-essa
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing Resource! I ended up highlighting half the book

Micro Copy delivered exactly what was promised. I had it for few weeks but once I started I realized that it was a quick read. Writing for software is essential in the wire-framing and prototyping stages. Not having your micro-copy ready may affect the adoption rate of your digital product.
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