Hi Tammy,

I've written documentation for several Web-based apps and struggled with
the same question. I finally concluded that the user doesn't care what
the platform is, Web-based, Windows, whatever. If the user interacts
with the product in a Web browser the same as if it were in another
environment, use the same terminology.

Jon Harvey
Manager, Desktop Documentation

CambridgeSoft Corporation
100 CambridgePark Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140

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On Behalf Of Tammy Van Boening
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 11:28 AM
To: framers at lists.frameusers.com; framers at FrameUsers.com
Subject: General TW question

Working on a design doc., some of which will translate into the User's
guide information. My developer's are referring to everything as a
screen. However, I am working in an HTML-rendered environment, so I
would like to use "page", especially since (as per MS's Manual of Style
for Tech. Pubs), a "screen" is defined as the graphic portion of a
visual output device and this definition cross-references display and
monitor. For the "pop-ups" that may open when a user clicks on an option
on the page, the developers are using the term window. At other gigs, we
have used dialog box, pop-up dialog box, pop-up, and pop-up window, so
obviously, the terminology can be all over the board. Summation - I am
wanting to use the following terms:
Window (for the classic pop-up available on a web page) 
Tabs (available on the page) 
Any thoughts, suggestions, comments, disagreements, comments from
similar experiences? 


Tammy Van Boening
Engineering Technical Writer
InsureWorx, now a Fiserv Company
tvanboening at insureworx.com
Keep Smiling - At least until you get your own way


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