RE: Book: What makes a great user manual?

Subject: RE: Book: What makes a great user manual?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "'salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com'" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:38:24 +0000

I always liked the Dummies books as launching pads. Great just to get you started.

Anyone else use Dummies as starting points?

~Craig

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Subject: Re: Book: What makes a great user manual?

Specifically I'm interested in a somewhat breezy book (but not like
*Dummies*) that clearly explains the problems the problems that can ensue with a manual that is poorly written/laid out.

Chris Morton



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On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Considering the following (as well as usability works by Steve Krug),
> I'm wondering if there is a similar volume that takes a good look at
> user manuals. Your recommendations welcome, although each should be
> easy read in keeping with what Redish and Krug are conveying. (I have
> a low tolerance for high-brow studies written by PhDs.)
>
> *Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works* by Ginny
> Redish
>
> "Web site design and development continues to become more sophisticated.
> An important part of this maturity originates with well-laid-out and
> well-written content. Ginny Redish is a world-renowned expert on
> information design and how to produce clear writing in plain language
> for the web. All of the invaluable information that she shared in the
> first edition is included with numerous new examples. New information
> on content strategy for web sites, search engine optimization (SEO),
> and social media make this once again the only book you need to own to
> optimize your writing for the web."
>
> Thanks
>
> Chris Morton
>
>
>
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