Designing and Writing Online Documentation: Hypermedia for Self- Supporting Products, 2nd Edition
||Author: William Horton|
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (24 October, 1994)
Sales Rank: 29,718
Average Customer Rating: 2.57 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
New Online Documentation Tool Available
In May 2001 a new tool became available for writing online documentation: JSP Explorer . In his review on IBM developerWorks Alex Roetter said "JSP Explorer shines as a quick way to create interactive documentation for server side production and sample code, and a fun interface to tweak and try code while you are learning it".
Now at v1.5, JSP Explorer is solid, scales well, and sports important features such as a customizable security manager and internationalization.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Designing and writing online Doc
Another long-winded thesis. It lacks the ONE thing that documentation managers and writers need: the tool. There is not a single example of a project plan or documentation design doc. There is no CD with templates. What a disappointment. By the time I finish reading this, my project will be due.
Rating: 2 out of 5
This book was published in 1994. Even at that time it offered little new to advanced technical writers, although new writers might have learned a few things things from it.
Today, its obsolescence renders it useless. One example suffices: Horton advises writers to avoid using words like mouse, window, command, and file. "This secret jargon baffles users," he says.
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