Webifying Large Documents; Part 1
Many of us in the web world have had the experience of being given the task of taking a long document and preparing it for use on the web. Whether it’s a piece that is designed to just be read (brochure-ware), or a process (such as a survey or test), we need to find a way to work with designers and developers to create a web experience that is great for the users of the material.
This series provides a high-level guide to getting there.
Basically, there are 6 steps:
- Discover the author’s intent
- Determine the document type
- Consider the environment in which the document will be presented
- Provide structure to unstructured material
- Provide guideposts for the reader
- Determine the process to get through the material
Following these steps will enable you to take any material and turn them into web experiences that engage readers/users, and leave them wanting to come back for more.
For the sake of clarity and making this document easily digestible in a blog format, I have split it into several parts. However, you can download the entire doc here:
Watch for the next sections in the coming days.