Click the following links to view the same source document in several web-friendly WebWorks ePublisher output formats.
We have deliberately selected conservative formatting options for these samples, typical for technical documentation websites. Add some bright colors or a designer theme, and these formats can be suitable for the snazziest website. In addition to the illustrated output formats, WebWorks can generate outputs such as wiki content, Eclipse Help, JavaHelp, EPUB for mobile devices, PDF, and many others.
Reverb is a fast-performing web-friendly format featuring a responsive user interface that auto-adapts to the display environment. As you view Reverb, try changing the size of the browser window. In a large window, Reverb displays a TOC on the left. In a small window, users can click the Contents button to view the TOC. Users can view Reverb on any operating system or browser, from desktop to iPhone or Android. You can deploy Reverb to a web server, or you can install Reverb locally on the user's computer.
Optionally, Reverb integrates with Google Site Search, Google Analytics, and social media. Users can click the Disqus button to enter comments and questions about the pages, or they can link to Facebook and Tweeter to discuss your product. They can even use the Google Translate integration to read your content in French or Japanese!
For an additional Reverb sample, see the WebWorks documentation in Reverb format on the webworks.com site.
The popular WebWorks Help format has a classic tripane appearance. Users can view WebWorks Help in any browser from a website, or in most browsers when the help is installed locally on the user's computer. WebWorks Help is recommended for content that users will view on desktop or laptop monitors.
The DHTML format provides single-frame pages suitable for posting on any site. With an optional TOC and Index, it is suitable for both technical documentation and general websites. Users can view DHTML in any browser, either locally or on a remote server.
Microsoft HTML Help 1.x (CHM)
For comparison with the web-friendly formats described above, click here to download a CHM output of the same source document. To overcome Windows security restrictions, unzip and right-click the CHM file, and choose Properties > General > Unblock. You can then double-click and view the CHM.
CHM is an excellent tripane help format for applications that are installed locally on Windows computers. CHMs cannot be viewed over a network or from a web server.
For reference, here is a PDF of the Microsoft Word source document from which we generated the WebWorks output samples described above. Notice that the source layout and fonts are very different from the WebWorks output. We configured WebWorks to transform the layout and output for a user-friendly online appearance.
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