Re: My WWW Paper

Subject: Re: My WWW Paper
From: Gregory Keith <GKeith -at- DELRINA -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 1995 11:25:00 PDT

I don't have a great deal of experience with the Web yet, but it is being
actively explored as a tool for delivering several different kinds of info
by our company. Delrina is a Canadian software company that developed WinFax
PRO, a popular PC
fax program, and FormFlow and PerForm (electronic forms products) among
others. We recently established our own home page at www.delrina.com, and
will have many of our TechNotes, previously available through a
Fax-On-Demand system, available through the Web site in HTML format.

My point is that even the smaller companies (by American standards, anyways
- for Canada, we're pretty large) are launching wholeheartedly into Web
sites and Web docs and I've seen this reflected in many job postings as
well, "familiarity with HTML formatting and standards an asset", etc. OTOH,
it does seem like many companies are waiting out the NetScape/HTML 3.0
changes to see what more established (wishful thinking?) standards will
emerge until they make this kind of skill a requirement. And, unless your
home page is updated very regularly or you have a ton of technical notes or
marketing info to post on the Web, there aren't that many people in each
company who need to have the ability to work with HTML docs in any detail.

Other opinions from the group?

By the way, you should put up a precis or send out some copies of your paper
(or an address for downloading it) when you're done. I'd be interested.

Greg

Gregory Keith
Documentation Specialist
Delrina Canada
gkeith -at- delrina -dot- com

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From: TECHWR-L
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: My WWW Paper
Date: April 12, 1995 03:27

Hello everyone!
I'm almost finished writing my paper, "WWW: A Tool For Technical Writers."
To
finish it off, I'd like to include a section on career trends for tech
writers with WWW experience/knowledge. Anyone have any info regarding that
please e-mail me at: rteotico -at- aol -dot- com -dot-
Thanks.


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