RE: inline links (Re: Online help access question)

Subject: RE: inline links (Re: Online help access question)
From: <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com>
To: "'Mark Giffin'" <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 18:19:29 -0400

Check out the Nielsen Norman group website and do a search for Search
Dominance. Plus they are cited in my book.

BTW: Steven asked some big questions in this thread that deserve an answer.
But they are big questions and it may be a while before I have time to
answer.

Mark

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On 10/5/2016 7:41 AM, mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com wrote:
> As tech writers, one of our mantas is to know your audience. Where we
> often fail to follow this mantra in in the area of information
> finding. We have to ask ourselves, what type of information finding is
> my audience willing, able, and sufficiently informed to do. In the
> majority of cases, the answer to that question is search and click
> links. (This is well supported by multiple studies.)
Hey Mark,

Can you pass on some of these studies? Where do you usually find such
things?

Thanks,
Mark
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RE: inline links (Re: Online help access question): From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: inline links (Re: Online help access question): From: mbaker
Re: inline links (Re: Online help access question): From: Mark Giffin

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