Re: Never lead with a graphic

Subject: Re: Never lead with a graphic
From: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Rebecca Hopkins" <rebecca_hopkins -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 16:17:18 -0400

Rebecca...the graphic ISN'T the most important thing and it's not the first
thing you want the user to see. It is the functionality in the graphic that
is what you wamt the user to understand, and if you present the graphic
first, how will they know why they see it and what they are supposed to do
with it? I'm on your boss' side. Explain what it is they are suppo0sed to be
doing, then include what they do in the graphic, then show the graphic.

On 7/8/08, Rebecca Hopkins <rebecca_hopkins -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> Folks,
> My new boss tells me that I should never begin a section with a graphic;
> the explanation of the graphic must precede the graphic.
> This makes no sense to me - if the graphic is the important thing you want
> the reader to look at, it should go first. The explanation makes more sense
> to the reader if he has already looked at the graphic; in fact, the
> explanation has no meaning without the graphic.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President

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