Re:The humbling reality of writing multi-page articles

Subject: Re:The humbling reality of writing multi-page articles
From: Maggie Pierce Secara <maggiros -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 11:29:23 -0700 (PDT)

--- "Anameier, Christine A - Eagan, MN"
> Darren, have you considered providing an alternate
> version that contains the
> whole article in one web page? I know it would
> require a lot of scrolling to
> read, but some people would rather scroll than click
> "next page" links. I don't have any studies to back
this up, just my own experience: if something spans
two or more web pages, I start looking for the "Print
version" (i.e., single-page > version) link. If there
is no print version, I bail

And contrariwise, many people hate scrolling down one
long never-ending continuous page. I'd much rather
have something broken into pages. If I have to keep
leaning on the scrollbar, my poor mouse finger gets
tired, or I slip off the bar and have to find my place
again. Plus, if what I need is on just one page, I
can easily save just that page, not the whole thing.

Maye it's just me, but that's also how I lay out an
on-line help system, and most of my web site.

Maggie Secara
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