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Subject: Re: [boost] Do we need BoostBook?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-12-08 10:11:17

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Pete bartlett
> Sent: 08 December 2014 14:54
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Do we need BoostBook?
> >> It's subjective, so no, I'm not sure. But the fact that it uses
> >> tables
> > everywhere, is not
> >> mobile-friendly, and does not have modern navigation, speaks so.
> >
> > It's possible, but I'm not sure that anyone would *want* to do more
> > than look up the odd factette on a mobile. But it's certainly
> > possible and if we can make is better, we should do it.
> >
> > Would anyone want Boost docs on a tablet as bedtime reading? (except
> > in case of serious insomnia ;-)
> >
> > So I don't think that being tablet friendly is *terribly* important -
> > hyperlinking, search and indexing and completeness are much more
> > important design objectives and we are not doing too badly on these.
> As you write from a Lakeland farm, I suspect we have quite different

Touche !

> I read the mailing list on a phone on a train and it is common to end up on a
Boost doc
> page from the ML. If improvements are being made I would very much welcome
> enhanced support for tiny devices.

I'm all in favour of making Boost docs work better on mobile computing devices -
just as long as it isn't a pessimisation for desktop use.


Paul A. Bristow
Prizet Farmhouse
Kendal UK LA8 8AB
+44 (0) 1539 561830

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