Re: Optimizing OnlineHelp for Mobile Viewing

Subject: Re: Optimizing OnlineHelp for Mobile Viewing
From: Ed Marsh <lists -at- edmarsh -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:11:31 -0400



There has been work in this area; it's known (for better or worse)
as Responsive Web Design:


http://www.alistapart.com/articles/responsive-web-design/


Essentially it uses what's called CSS Media Queries to serve to each
type of device.

This approach is not for the faint of heart, nor the
CSS-uninitiated, but is just one possibility.

-=Ed.

On Fri, 29 Jul
2011 15:39:47 -0500, John Allred wrote:

> Having been out of the field
for many years, I should apologize if I'm missing something that
everyone else knows. But what you're describing is what we were talking
about in web development fifteen years ago. You write one structured
document and serve it with the appropriate CSS style sheet for the
device in use. I find it hard to believe any tools have been developed
in that time without this economical framework in mind. Well, on second
thought, Microsoft never signed on for a neutral, standards-based web;
why should anyone else?
>
> John Allred

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Follow-Ups:

References:
Optimizing OnlineHelp for Mobile Viewing: From: Francis Anthony
RE: Optimizing OnlineHelp for Mobile Viewing: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Optimizing OnlineHelp for Mobile Viewing: From: Francis Anthony
Re: Optimizing OnlineHelp for Mobile Viewing: From: John Allred

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