Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free

Subject: Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2018 11:16:22 -0700

That GitHub system per se does not seem to be the problem. I was using
this in the course of my work yesterday:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/hdinsight/kafka/apache-kafka-get-started

I found everything I needed and all the copy-and-paste commands worked
perfectly.

So I guess the web issues with the style guide were just the result of
an ill-conceived migration. They didn't have to throw away the images
or switch from logical organization to an alphabetical mess.

The PDF is garbage so that's a general weakness of the platform.

On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 10:11 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
> In migrating to GitHub and arranging things alphabetically, they seem
> to have thrown away a lot of useful content and helpful organization,
> as well as all the illustrations. The result is that it's not nearly
> as useful for some things.
>
> The PDF is garbage, just a machine-generated dump of the web version,
> with all the links pointing to the web site.
>
> On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 5:30 AM, Craig Cardimon
> <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>> Check this out:
>>
>> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/style-guide/welcome/
>>
>> I paid cash for the last one and I still use it. Any thoughts on this one?
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