The Electronic Labyrinth

Hyperbook Authoring Tasks

The author of a hyperbook must be much more than just a writer. If a writer can be said to create text, a hyperbook author must also design the presentation of that text and choose the overall interface (within the system parameters). Creating a hyperbook can also involve the author in areas usually the purview of other professions: graphics and programming.

With all of these concerns, it is not surprising that the results of many novice hyperbook authors are uneven at best. In "Assessing the Quality of Hypertext Documents," Brown lists some of the faults he found when refereeing student works authored in Guide. Potential authors would do well to keep these in mind:

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