RE: Optimizing OnlineHelp for Mobile Viewing

Subject: RE: Optimizing OnlineHelp for Mobile Viewing
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Francis Anthony <anthony2francis -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:31:08 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francis Anthony

> I'm currently creating documentation for a smartphone-based
> application. The requirement is that documentation should be optimized
> for viewing both from a PC browser as well as a mobile browser.

> Anybody on this list who has worked on optimizing online Help for
> mobile viewing? Or do any of you have other ideas for delivering
> single-sourced content to PCs and mobiles?

Does the requirement specify that the same published help
must work optimally for both platforms?

Or when you talk of single-sourced, do you mean that
your source help files (in the HAT) could be used to
create a PC-viewable version and a separate phone-viewable

I'm not about to provide the solution, but I wanted to
get the question clarified...

Maybe take a look at WebHelp Mobile discussion in the
MadCap Flare forums:

It's not talking about your HAT, but it seems to be talking
about what you want, and maybe the people who publish your
HAT have something (or are just about to... ).

- k

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