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Optimizing Product Documentation for Large and Small Devices

March 6, 2017 - 2 Comments

When we first launched the template for Product Books and Chapters (in 2016), and then improved search functionality, Our focus was on desktop-sized screens. Thousands of customers have benefited from the new functionality since. In fact, more than 20,000 visitors leverage the search feature every week.

Now, in response to user needs, we have…

  • Adapted the enhanced search functionality for smaller screen sizes, making it easier to search a book when on the go.

  • Added light shading to the search results panel to distinguish results from the rest of the page.
  • Ensured documents can expand to match the browser, for full-screen viewing on desktops and large monitors.
  • Made the Table of Contents persistent in the left column (where the screen is wide enough to show that information)

We hope you enjoy the updates.  Give it a try on one of our docs.

Have suggestions to make it better?  Let us know, either by providing feedback directly in any document, or by commenting on this article.



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  1. Wow Joann, this is a huge step forward indeed for digital – in the age of small screens, this will go a long way. Nice!

  2. On another site a sight challenged Cisco reader was wondering if anything could be done with the digital books from Cisco press.