WebWorks Help

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WebWorks Help Overview
Key Resources
Recommended Reading
Online Communities and Discussion Lists
WebWorks Publisher Development Services

WebWorks Help Overview

WebWorks Help is a Help delivery format developed by Quadralay Corporation, the developers of WebWorks Publisher and WebWorks Publisher WordHelp. WebWorks Help enables browser-independent, platform-independent online Help and electronic books using a combination of XHTML 1.0 and ECMA JavaScript.

To create WebWorks Help, authors use either FrameMaker or Microsoft Word to write content, and then use WebWorks Publisher or WebWorks Publisher WordHelp to convert the source document(s) to WebWorks Help format. WebWorks Help systems are distributed as a collection of individual files that are not compressed or compiled. This makes WebWorks Help a good format for publishing Help on a Web or intranet server.

In order to view a WebWorks Help system, users must have a Windows, Macintosh, or UNIX computer with a browser in which either Java or JavaScript is enabled. This includes most version 3 or later browsers.

Internal Link See screen shots of WebWorks Help
Internal Link View a sample Help system in WebWorks Help format

Key Resources

Note: If you are creating WebWorks Help systems, you will benefit from being familiar with core Web technologies like HTML and CSS. For more information about HTML and CSS, look under Web Technologies to the left (under the Knopf Online logo).

Internet Link Quadralay's Home page

Recommended Reading

There are currently no third-party books on WebWorks Help.

Online Communities & Discussion Lists

wwp-users (Yahoo! Group) - This is an unmoderated discussion group for users of WebWorks Publisher. This list offers the largest collection of knowledgeable WWP users you'll find anywhere in cyberspace.

Find out about wwp-users Find out about the wwp-users Yahoo! group