Know something worth telling people about? How would you like to share your ASP.NET knowledge with tens of thousands of developers around the world!? If this sounds exciting to you, consider writing an article for 4Guys!
We accept articles written on nearly any ASP.NET or web development-related topic. If you have an idea for an article, drop us a line, and let us know what you're interested in writing about.
Why Write for 4Guys?
If you have fun writing and sharing your interests and expertise with others, you are the ideal author candidate! We put no pressure on writing deadlines or styles. (We do ask that your article focus on lengthy explanations and examples as opposed to a short description followed by a lengthy code dump.) Make sure that you write about something you know and are excited about, and that you have fun writing the article! If it takes you a day, fine. If it takes you a year, that's OK too! Just make sure you have a fun time writing! If you had fun writing your article, others will have fun reading it.
The Technical Details
Screen shots are strongly encouraged where appropriate. All images should be in either GIF, JPG, or PNG format in with a reasonable file size, please. All code used in the article should be sent in as well in ZIP format. Once you have completed your article, email it - along with images, code, and article text - to firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the current queue of articles, it can take several weeks before your article will appear on 4Guys. Normally, however, articles make it onto the site within a few weeks.
The Stylistic Details
Stylistic techniques that are encouraged include:
Sticking to these encouraged stylistic practices and refraining from the discouraged stylistic practices will make your article easier to read, understand, and use for the tens of thousands of readers who will read your article each day. It will also make our job easier since less time will be needed to be spent editing your article. Thanks.
You might also find my blog, Scott On Writing to have some helpful gems regarding style, coming up with ideas, organization, and what not... At minimum, be sure to read Writing for a Technical Web Site.