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From Alain Ekambi <jazzmatad...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [RT] Documentation (split from: Awesome User Experience)
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:10:52 GMT
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2012/2/10 Alain Ekambi <jazzmatadazz@googlemail.com>

> We have create something similar to the EXT-GWT explorer for our product
> Gwt4Flex. ( http://www.gwt4air.appspot.com/ )
> Something in that direction would definitly be usefull.
> 2012/2/10 Martin Heidegger <mh@leichtgewicht.at>
>> Hello Francis
>> I think you are talking more about developer experience than end-user
>> experience.
>> The wiki seems a good start for documentation to me but I agree that it
>> has some serious drawbacks.
>> For example: we can not easily include swf's and AS3 code formatting is
>> sub-par. But i think if those requests are
>> raised to the infrastructure team then they will be dealt with. This
>> would result in following documentation locations:
>> *) Wiki: edited documentation, documentation about concepts with example
>> section
>> *) Blog: Time-related documentation: Changes/News
>> *) API-Docs: Generated API documentation
>> It would be not so hard to provide something like the PHP Ninja manual
>> [1] that sets up on the online data.
>> The only problem I see with the wiki solution is the translation. I
>> personally think "just english" is enough. However: For some reason
>> japanese developers (as a example) seem to be really trying to translate
>> everything and I am not yet sure how this could be done with the wiki.
>> However: this raises another question:
>> @Adobe: I assume that the Flash Player AS3 documentation will stay at the
>> Adobe site:
>> Do you plan to submit the Flex documentation (not just api docs) to
>> apache?
>> Might that include Tour De Flex?
>> What system/format does it use?
>> Can the community help with that?
>> yours
>> Martin.
>> [1] https://chrome.google.com/**webstore/detail/**
>> clbhjjdhmgeibgdccjfoliooccomjc**ab<https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/clbhjjdhmgeibgdccjfoliooccomjcab>
>> On 11/02/2012 01:23, David Francis Buhler wrote:
>>> I'd like to see the examples and documentation be part of an improved,
>>> cohesive 'brand' outlined. The rest of the outline I agree with.
>>> Someone else had suggested the idea of emulating the
>>> examples/documentation Sencha/JQuery use, which I second.  Likewise,
>>> Google does an excellent job with http://tour.golang.org/
>>> I always found  Adobe to offer too many alternatives to finding
>>> information.
>>> Examples:
>>> -Adobe offered too many Flex examples in the help.adobe.com site made
>>> accessing the information slow and painful. Future hiding of the
>>> Examples until the user clicked a button made 'seeing' the examples
>>> more involved.
>>> -The Help Docs had poor SEO. Questions asked about technical problems
>>> have a certain language, and the page-titles needed to reflect the
>>> language developers use to search out solutions to problems.
>>> -The Help Docs were longer than necessary.
>>> -Tour De Flex's User Experience did not reflect how people seek out
>>> information. It did not offer a linear evolution of 'challenges' or
>>> 'difficulty'. Examples often error out.
>>> -Adobe Community Help provided too many search options, that did not
>>> reflect an understanding of how people look for information.
>>> -Buhler

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