Every Page is Page One

Every Page is Page One

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The Web changes how people use content; not just content on the Web, but all content. If your content is not easy to find and immediately helpful, readers will move on almost at once. We are all children of the Web, and we come to any information system, including product documentation, looking for the search box and expecting every search to work like Google. There is no first, last, previous, next, up, or back anymore. Every Page is Page One. In this ground-breaking book, Mark Baker looks beyond the usual advice on writing for the Web, and beyond the idea of topic-based writing merely as an aid to efficiency and reuse, to explore how readers really use information in the age of the Web and to lay out an approach to planning, creating, managing, and organizing topic-based documentation that really works for the reader.why the trio of concept/task/reference, though useful for some purposes, is not sufficient either as a set of topic types or as a principle of information design. ... According to the DITA 1.2 spec: Tasks are the essential building blocks to provide procedural information. A task information type answers the a€œHow do I?a€ question by providing precise stepbystep instructions detailing the requirements that must beanbsp;...

Title:Every Page is Page One
Author:Mark Baker
Publisher:XML Press - 2013-12-03


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