Re: Is it just me? S/W doc question

Subject: Re: Is it just me? S/W doc question
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 15:11:05 -0700

At 08:34 AM 5/30/97 +1200, Mark Jordan wrote:

>Part of problem, of course, is that the document is based largely around the
>user interface, and this is only a portion of the software developers arena.
>In addition the developer does not reliably think about changes and there
>affect on the UI and the user.
If you're like me and write about products that use a Web browser as part of
the user interface, then the problem can become more acute. It may be easy
for developers to meddle with a UI in any case, but it's even easier when
the display is HTML, which any fool can hack at.

The good news is that I can do it, too. Whenever I have found an aspect of
our sample forms that I don't like, I add a lesson to the tutorial on
customizing forms that explains how to modify them to my liking. The bad
news is that the developers have ripped off my ideas after reading a draft,
which forces me to modify the tutorial and recapture screen shots. It's a
game we play.

--Wayne Douglass

Verity, Inc. mailto: wayned -at- verity -dot- com
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