Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hypertext writing

A good example of a hypertext document. It was written with Storyspace software.

I find it odd that Eastgate (the manufacturer of Storyspace) doesn't have a hypertext manual. Instead, the user's manual is a comprehensive PDF document.

Eastgate has decided that well written examples are the best way to introduce the program, as opposed to a hypertext HOW TO tutorial.

Storyspace appears to be an elegant and powerful program.

2 comments: said...

In nearly twenty years of cultivating, tending, and improving Storyspace, Eastgate has always been very reluctant to create model hypertexts that show people How To Do It.

And that's why we don't have a hypertextual Storyspace manual.

Instead, we publish a wide range of fine hypertexts in many disparate styles, by a terrific range of talented writers. and will be great starting points.

Tony said...

I've always been a fan of short "How to Do It" examples. You clearly have very good reasons for not doing them.
I'll check out the examples.