Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables

Subject: Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:50:09 -0700

There are still applications where the dichotomy is useful or
unavoidable. You can't embed the documentation in the UI when there
isn't one, which is the case with most of the complex enterprise
software I've documented in recent years.

That said, people have been making great strides in integrating
documentation with apps, even in my field. Take at Getting Started
with Docker, or the API docs with a window where you can run sample
code against a live server.

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 8:35 PM, <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com> wrote:
> ... While information and function are still different things, the old
> application / documentation dichotomy no longer makes sense and we can't
> continue to define ourselves and our role in terms of that old dichotomy.
>
> Mark
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables
>
> Phone versions of apps almost always have reduced functionality to make them
> usable and self-explanatory.
>
> Maybe 1% of the mobile apps I've used needed help, and they were all weird
> and unusable. Have you ever tried to edit an Excel spreadsheet on a phone?
>
>
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References:
HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: mbaker
Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: mbaker

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