Re: Optimizing OnlineHelp for Mobile Viewing

Subject: Re: Optimizing OnlineHelp for Mobile Viewing
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:43:24 -0400

On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 6:52 AM, Francis Anthony
<anthony2francis -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> 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. The requirement also is that the latest documentation be available only on our portal on the Web; we will not be providing downloadable documentation. So, that rules out the eBook format for smartphones.

I'm in week two of a new job where we support a mobile version of a
web application, so I'm learning about this too. Earlier this week I
sat in on a free webinar from MadCap Software given by Neil Perlin
about going Mobile with Flare.

You can sign up to watch the recordings here

Even if you're using a different tool, there were some handy tips in
there about setting up your style sheet (CSS) to support viewing on a
mobile device. I've been reading up on mobile, and I thought the two
part webinar was definately worth the two hours of my time to hear
about some of the "gotchas." And did I mention that the Webinar was
FREE? (I love it when stuff is not only free, but worth more than I
paid for it!)

Julie Stickler
Blogging about Agile and technical writing

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