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: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2016 11:12:44 -0500

I've done it too. Only a single web page to maintain! ;-)

I always offered a link to a zip file with the whole doc set, as well as
individual doc links. I liked to label the links with the date of the most
recent update.

Bob

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 11:06 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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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