Website Reviewing Tools

Subject: Website Reviewing Tools
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, ActionA -at- aol -dot- com
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 12:54:02 -0400

Nancy Adams wondered: <<My company is looking for a tool to collect
review comments for a web site. We need to have our reviewers make
comments about the functionality of the web site, as well as about
the editorial content. Are there any other tools out there besides

Word* is a good choice. No, really. <grin>

* Or any other word processor that offers decent revision tracking
tools, but everyone has a copy of Word, so...

The basic notion is that you can download Web pages (save them to
disk) as .htm files, open them _as text files_ in Word (i.e., so you
can see the HTML tags), save them as .doc files (NOT as HTML) so you
can edit them using Word's revision tracking tools, review and
incorporate the changes, then save the files again _as text files_
(DO NOT use Word's "save as HTML/Web page" feature). Since you
haven't touched any of the markup tags, you can simply upload the
resulting files with no cleanup required.

I've done this successfully for moderately complicated Web pages. For
details, see Chapter 12 of my book (details below) or come see the
talk I'll be giving with Char at WritersUA next spring.

-- Geoff Hart
ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
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