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What's your preference: One long page or several small pages?
Subject:What's your preference: One long page or several small pages? From:John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> To:"TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 2 Aug 2018 14:58:57 -0400
I have several long-ish pages (5 or 6 screenloads) each of which contains
rather complex instructions to run a procedure.
Is that better than spreading the same information across 5 or 6 short
pages -- assuming there's an intro/overview and links from each short page
to the previous and next pages?
My arguments for long pages:
- One long page is easy to bookmark
- PDFing is easy and fast an includes everything
- Easy to look back and ahead
My arguments for short pages:
- Less intimidating
- Easier to scan and read
Your thoughts? And bonus points if you can cite user preferences and
Thanks in advance,
John Garison | Lead Technical Communicator | Medidata Solutions
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