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Subject:RE: The Question of the Week! From:"Tracy Boyington" <tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 27 Oct 2000 15:59:14 -0500
I wasn't talking about deciding which delivery method to use, but the fact that the delivery method can affect the way you need to present the information. Again, using hypertext as an example, the ability to have a pop-up definition of a term might allow you to use less explanatory text than you would in print. If you could assume readers were following a linear path through your written documentation (which is likely to be untrue anyway), you certainly have to reconsider that when writing for the web. Or you might take into consideration the limitations of a smaller "page" and larger font size when writing for online delivery and minimize your text or chunk it differently. Small things, but still something to consider.
Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education
Stillwater, OK http://www.okvotech.org/cimc
>>> Sanjay Srikonda <SSrikonda -at- invlink -dot- com> 10/27/00 03:36PM >>>
not true at all. The complexity of the documentation, the audience, the
level of detail required, a host of other factors only make me decide what
technology to use to deliver the product, the technology is simply the
delivery method, not the deciding factor on how the documentation will be
From: Tracy Boyington [mailto:tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org]
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 4:25 PM
Subject: RE: The Question of the Week!
But the technology might change the complexion of your projects (for
example, purely linear writing vs. hypertext).
Your web site localized into 32 languages? Maybe not now, but sooner than
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