RE: Odd/Even formatting

Subject: RE: Odd/Even formatting
From: "Rick Quatro" <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:13:18 -0400

Who does it look old-fashioned or weird to? This is an opinion that is not
shared by everyone. "Unless a lot of users are going to print..." So you
essentially admit that left/right layouts add value for some of the users.
Do you know what percentage of your users might print and bind pages? Even
if it is a small number, do you make your documentation less useful so it
doesn't look "old fashioned or weird"? And, if you are still using a
page-based format like PDF, you haven't dumped all holdovers from the print
era.

Eschewing "bookthink" or dumping the "print era" sound more like
philosophical or fashion statements. I would be more concerned with
presentation and usability than not wanting to appear old fashioned.

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+rick=rickquatro -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
<techwr-l-bounces+rick=rickquatro -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> On Behalf Of
Robert Lauriston
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:51 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Odd/Even formatting

Looks increasingly old-fashioned if not downright weird.

Unless a lot of users are going to print out and bind pages, it adds no
value.

I dumped all holdovers from the print era in 2005.



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Odd/Even formatting: From: Sion Lane
Re: Odd/Even formatting: From: Robert Lauriston

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