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Subject:Re: Modern vs Old-fashioned Help From:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> To:Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> Date:Fri, 22 Jul 2011 01:33:24 -0700
I don't think the tri pane look is going away. Only the use of frames.
Systems need to be more elegant to represent tri pane help in a single
browser window. This system would need to be able to interpret a URL
to show the correct subnavigation when users send URLs to individual
Also, advances are being made in the area of feedback, tracking,
context awareness, and use of rich media to supplement text
This all falls under the principle of layering information to support
Haha! The irony I'd I've never written a help system.
On 2011-07-21, at 11:09 PM, Chris Despopoulos
<despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> I hear talk of the 3-frame HTML help looking old fashioned. That implies thare's some "new" fashion in help. I'm an old dog, I guess. What's new in HTML help that makes a banner, TOC, and body frame obsolete?
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