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Left/right adds value to no one except those users who print double-sided
and bind the pages. I've heard that's still common in some fields.
I publish to online help, PDF, a help-center format for the web site, and
Zendesk. The main advantage of PDF in the modern era is that it gives you
everything in a single downloadable file.
On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:13 AM, Rick Quatro <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com> wrote:
> Who does it look old-fashioned or weird to? This is an opinion that is
> not shared by everyone. "Unless a lot of users are going to print..."
> So you essentially admit that left/right layouts add value for some of the
> Do you know what percentage of your users might print and bind pages?
> Even if it is a small number, do you make your documentation less
> useful so it doesn't look "old fashioned or weird"? And, if you are
> still using a page-based format like PDF, you haven't dumped all
> holdovers from the print era.
> Eschewing "bookthink" or dumping the "print era" sound more like
> philosophical or fashion statements. I would be more concerned with
> presentation and usability than not wanting to appear old fashioned.
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