Don’t auto-truncate text to create snippets – part 2
The other day I advised not truncating text automatically when describing pages on your navigation pages, after the Express reported public sector borrowing at £16.1.
They've done it again with the report of Man U's victory over Man City, which is described thus: "Manchester United have brought home victory after a nail-biting Man".
Presumably Michael Owen is the nail-biting man in question - he did have to wait until the 99th minute or something ridiculous to score the winner.
If you're going to have navigation pages that have a sentence or two to describe featured stories, then make the content authors write them. Don't just take the first X characters, or it will often look stupid.
(And I'm not even going to mention the article in the 'More breaking news' list that says 'Andy must access the wrist ...'.)