Irony in technical textbooks
I am currently working on finishing my B.S. degree, and my current course is on Web design. The author has taken pains to help us understand these two concepts:
1. “Your Web site should look, feel, and work the same as everyone else’s.” Good advice if you want people to easily navigate it. Here’s the irony – rather than using absolute page numbers like most texts, this book paginates each chapter separately. I have seen it before, but it’s far from standard. It makes it harder to find what you’re looking for, IMO.
2. “There should not be any dead ends in your site.” Also good advice. Here’s the problem – after eight chapters, I STILL haven’t been able to locate the answers to the end-of-chapter quizzes. Talk about a dead end.
So the moral of the story is – follow your own advice.