Re: Different media and requirements for each

Subject: Re: Different media and requirements for each
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TechWr-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:05:32 -0700

To me those are just deliverables to be generated from a common
source. I very rarely think about them while writing. It doesn't
matter whether I'm delivering online help only, PDF only, Web only, or
two or three of those.

I used to write reviews for CNET, and it wasn't that different. The
outline had to be conceived in such a way that it could be delivered
as a set of pages, which is pretty much like the topic-oriented
approach that's standard for technical documentation.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:52 PM, davec<davec2468 -at- aim -dot- com> wrote:
> Hello,
> What do you see as the different media you write for? Print, digital
> (bits not necessarily on the Web), and web?
> How do the requirements differ for each of these? I mean, we're
> probably all pretty familiar with the need for print media layout.
> How do these requirements differ for non-print (or digital media
> content that may eventually get printed) and web?
> Just trying to kick-start (again?) a discussion.\

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