Re: If you were in my shoes, what would you buy?

Subject: Re: If you were in my shoes, what would you buy?
From: "Ben Weisner" <benw -at- weisner -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 10:49:09 -0400

In my humble (and admittedly biased) opinion, the best tools for creating web-based help are web authoring tools like Homesite and/or Dreamweaver. My personal preference is Dreamweaver (in conjunction with our Deva Tools and Deva Search). DW lets you create standard HTML that will work fine with any browser, and lets you go the extra steps to add DHTML, pop-up windows, etc., in a low impact way. To be fair, DW has a learning curve, but it's one that is well rewarded. Feel free to contact me offline if you have specific questions about DW and/or RoboHELP.

Ben Weisner

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kim Forbes" <kim_portonova -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Reply-To: "Kim Forbes" <kim_portonova -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 14:35:34 -0000

>Hello all,
>We are ready to write some web help. Many of our applications are now web
>applications, and we need a tool to facilitate writing on-line help. The
>problems are:
> Our standard is Netscape 4.5 (nothing newer or older than 4.03), but we
>would like to have our documents available to users who use all browswers.
> We would like to do pop-up windows.
> So my question is, if you had to write on-line help that had to be viewed
>using Netscape, what would you buy? What is the best on-line help tool. I am
>leaning towards Robohelp (ehelp), but my boss wants to make sure that we buy
>the best tool.
>What would you suggest
>Kim Forbes
>Technical Writer
>Children's Hospital
>Boston, MA


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