Re: Flare

Subject: Re: Flare
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 17:09:55 -0500

Rick Stone wrote:

Hi Al

Perhaps the person is doing what I do using RoboHelp? Create and maintain a web site that is using the WebHelp output of Flare?

Personally, the Flare WebHelp is just too "Developer" looking for my taste, but some folks may like it and prefer to present a site in that manner.

Just a thought... Rick :)

----- Original Message ----- From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Cc: "techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: Flare

I'm confused....Flare is used to develop Help and was developed by the same people who created RoboHelp. It is not a web design tool (I may be wrong here), so if your friend has volunteered to help someone with their website, why was it developed using Flare? I'm a damn good web designer myself, but I would never use Flare to develop a website (no offense to the people at MadCap). I would use Dreamweaver or some similar program.


That could be true, but when someone says "website" I don't see Help. I see Help as a component of some websites. Seems to me that developing and maintaining a "website" using a Help tool is like trying to cut a board using a Swiss Army knife. It will work, but why not use a saw? If you're maintaining a Help attached to a website, then that's different.



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