Visualising Information - opinions

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(Tahir S) #1

Hi,

I have recently started editing MDN Documents, I have noticed theres quite a few pages that are text heavy. Some users take information in easier if it’s in a visual format, so i feel that if possible to visual information in some pages we should do so?

I’d like to know if anyone else has differing opinion on this subject matter and if anyone sees any disadvantages to this?


(Chris Mills) #2

I totally agree with you.

We have a lot of text on MDN, mainly because that is where our expertise lies. I’m sure we would have more illustrations and videos, except that we don’t have dedicated resources to create them. We are hoping to include more in 2018.


(Janet Swisher) #3

Ditto what Chris said, plus: If you have ideas of illustrations you’d like to add to particular documents, please propose them in this forum, or create a documentation bug in Bugzilla. Actually, you could just go ahead and create them, but discussing it in the community first can help ensure that the illustration is effective for what you want to communicate, so you don’t waste your time creating low-value illustrations.


(Luc Belvas) #4

jswisher https://discourse.mozilla.org/u/jswisher Janet Swisher
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December 18

Ditto what Chris said, plus: If you have ideas of illustrations you’d like
to add to particular documents, please propose them in this forum, or
create a documentation bug in Bugzilla
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Developer+Documentation.
Actually, you could just go ahead and create them, but discussing it in the
community first can help ensure that the illustration is effective for what
you want to communicate, so you don’t waste your time creating low-value
illustrations.

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I totally agree with you. We have a lot of text on MDN, mainly because
that is where our expertise lies. I’m sure we would have more illustrations
and videos, except that we don’t have dedicated resources to create them.
We are hoping to include more in 2018.

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(Eric Shepherd) #5

We should really look into coming up with standards for diagrams (colors, shapes, type style, etc). I’d also like to see us have an online editor we use, ideally integrated one day, but even if it’s not, just having something we specifically advise people to use would be good.


(Chris Mills) #6

I am gonna put this into a to-do-list somewhere :wink: