Re: Has anyone combined their company's docs/downloads into a single page?

Subject: Re: Has anyone combined their company's docs/downloads into a single page?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2016 08:06:46 -0800

I've done it at a few places. It works fine so long as you don't have
an unwieldy number of downloads.

It's simpler for users to find what they need when the doc links are
next to the download links. You can have something like:

Product X <download installer> <Release Notes> <Installation Guide>
<User Guide> <Admin Guide>

Product X Developer's Kit <download installer> <Release Notes>
<Programmer's Guide> (API reference is included with installer)

...

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 6:05 AM, Kelly <kparr888 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> The marketing director where I work wants to put documentation (HTML only) and product downloads on a single page.
> Our downloads page is fairly detailed and divides links to resources by:
> - Binary downloads
> - Open source downloads
> - Packages
> It also points to the documentation landing page, which contains links to docs for 3 in-market releases.
> This setup is simple, easy to find, and no users have complained.
> Also, this division of resources (docs/downloads) is what I've experienced in > 15 years of tech writing.
> Given I have no experience with the pros and cons, I I feel at a disadvantage and want to make an informed decision in case I need to push back at Marketing. I was unable to find examples online of companies that combine the two.
>
> I'm hoping this group has opinions on combining docs/downloads into one page.
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