This special issue addresses new approaches to developing Web sites, hypertext, and other forms of online documentation, and considers how the changing nature of hypertext requires us to adopt new development strategies that follow how readers act and interact in a highly visual-spatial medium. The articles included here testify to the rich range and variety of contemporary work on visual and special questions in technical communication. Contributions to this issue are provocative steps in the ongoing conversation about how to best take advantage of the options and opportunities afforded by digital media.
Volume 14, Number 1, 2005
Contents:ARTICLES: C. Baehr, J. Logie, Guest Editors' Introduction. C. Thralls, M. Zachry, Editors' Introduction. D.K. Farkas, Explicit Structure in Print and On-Screen Documents. A.R. Richards, C. David, Decorative Color as a Rhetorical Enhancement on the World Wide Web. J.L. Gordon, Teaching Hypertext Composition. K. St. Amant, A Prototype Theory Approach to International Website Analysis and Design. REVIEWS: C. Spinuzzi, Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving: Getting the Work Right, by Barbara Mirel. M.A. Kimball, Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research, by Mike Kuniavsky. K.S. Kitalong, Working With Words and Images: New Steps in an Old Dance, edited by Nancy Allen. L.J. Gurak, A. Propen, Eloquent Images: Word and Image in the Age of New Media, edited by Mary E. Hocks and Michelle R. Kendrick.