If you did misspell the word, your word processor is likely to have picked it up, surely? It’s unlikely the article entry was written by hand and somehow transcribed with a spelling error. So what gives?
Nevermind that even if there was an error, there ought to be a human proofreader checking the final work once published to the web.
Unless they’ve rectified it by the time you read this, the error we’re identifying could be found on the website Pen Heaven A very well laid out site detailing well-known brands of pens from around the world. This particular entry was under “the complete history of the Parker Pen Company”. You can find it here.
As mentioned numerous times before, there are at least 3 reasons (there are tons more no doubt) to publish an error-free website.
- Whilst there is a tendency to not be able to pick up spelling error by visitors, those that do so will consciously, or sub-consciously downgrade the value of the work that has been put into the site. Where you can, eliminate site errors before they notice them.
- Maintain a professional image.
- Although not always measurable, errors and spelling mistakes must be costly in lost revenue and/or lack of appreciation by readers and yet they’re also so easily avoidable.
Checking websites for spelling has got to be on the list of tasks when manually testing? Or at least manually testing must be a task on the list of the software.
It makes the user experience so much better. The BBC has a good article on this subject. There are a bunch of good articles and motivations! I don’t know why I should even be ranting on this subject quite frankly.
Aha! Here’s something:
and here are more options:
and this one looks pretty cool too:
I think I’m going to use this last one on this site and see what happens.
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Always in the spirit of speaking proper.
Source: Speak Proper Blog