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Authoring and Design for the WWW


Evaluating interactive information technologies

We can apply our understanding of the difference between functional description and fixed formatting to the selection of particular technologies. Even though, as we shall see, we are increasingly able to combine elements of different technologies, it is still necessary to understand their differing characteristics in order to use each effectively.

Here we offer an evaluation of three interactive publishing solutions. The specific conclusions of this evaluation will become out of date as individual technologies develop. However the underlying principles and the issues raised will not. Readers will make their own decisions about which of these are appropriate to their circumstances.


Technologies evaluated

We consider here just three technologies: those of Macromedia Director, Adobe Acrobat and HTML. Our comments on their current suitability for interactive multimedia publishing should not be taken to imply any opinion about their value for other purposes.
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