Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables

Subject: Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Technical Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:12:43 -0400

Jack, thanks for the tip about the CSS/HTML5 group. I'll have to check
them out.

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Jack DeLand <jackdeland -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:

> There's an excellent LinkedIn group called CSS3/HTML5 The future of front
> end: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2071438 Lots of discussion on
> mobile, and there are some links to mobile table samples IIRC.
>
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> Hi Chris,
>
> I haven't had time to check in depth but you might want to take a look at
> "Developing User Assistance for Mobile Applications" (2e) by Joe Welinske.
>
> He mentions this in general terms, and the suggestion seems to be to
> abandon tables -- but on a cursory glance I wasn't able to see what he
> suggests in their place.
>
> He points out a similar issue with images.
>
> Just a thought. Hope that helps. It does seem to be a major paradigm
> shift.
>
> Thanks for a provocative question, btw.
>
> Steve
>
> On Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:10 AM, Chris Despopoulos wrote:
>
> In the old world tables are very useful. There's no better way in print
> to show a matrix of options, or present a comparison in one glance. For
> desktop online docs that translates really well... You can even use
> javascript to turn the table into something a bit more dynamic -- say,
> enable sorting of rows, for example. But tables require a lot of real
> estate.
>
> What do you do for phones?
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References:
HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: Janoff, Steven
RE: HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: Jack DeLand

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