Re: Must documentation always follow the UI?

Subject: Re: Must documentation always follow the UI?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:29:22 -0700

In that specific situation, I'd say it might be easier to copy the
order on the screen, since there are so few items.

Around 8-10 items it starts to get easier to alphabetize instead.


On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 12:18 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Hello, Whirlers,
>
> How important is it that documentation exactly follow the interface?
>
> Hypothetical question: On the landing page of an application, functions are laid out in non-alphabetical order. There doesn't *seem* to be a functional reason for laying it out the way it is. Maybe they were developed in this order. Let's say it looks a bit random. Something like this:
>
>
> * Crotons
>
> * Abercrombie
>
> * Donuts
>
> * Fish
>
> * Ectoplasm
>
> * Birds
>
> * Guppies
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