Doing apps? Here’s a good style guide from ProPublica

“Using rules consistently can make your job easier and can prevent readers from having to struggle with new interfaces on every project, but remember that overdependence on rules can hamper progress, and that “a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” News apps are a new and dynamic field and forking these rules for your own newsroom is a good thing. These rules are not an excuse to avoid change, and nothing in this document should be taken as a discouragement to be weird. This is just a set of decisions we’ve decided work really well for us, and that we try to stick to.”

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