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Archive for April, 2010

dreamweaver cs3 tutorials

http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/dreamweaver1.shtml

Youtube help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wWjrkET3G4&feature=channel

Technical writing

What knowledge or lack of does the reader have. Where is the start point?

Reader vs writer level
Beginner, intermediate, expert.
Write it at the readers level of understanding.

Layout:
Font, size, style.

Components:
(Needs chapters)
Contents table
Body
Glossary
Index
Ref list (if other info used)

Site maps vs wire frames

A site map is used to document the content of your pages.

A wire frame is used to document the layout (background colour etc.) and workings (navigation etc.) of the page.

Site map-Page contents

Wire frame-Page layout

Mean, median, mode and other oddities

Mean

The mean is a measurement of the average. To get it you add all the numbers up and divide by the amont of data you have e.g 

12+5+62+23+11+8+4+12/8

Median

The median is the middle number of a set of numbers e.g.

5, 8, 12, 18, 21, 35, 44, 52, 55 The median is 21.

If there are an even number of results, just add the two middle numbers together and divide by two.

Mode

The mode is the number which occurs the most in a set of data. e.g.

1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 6, 5, 5, 8,8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11.  9 is the mode.

Range

The range is the difference between the highest and lowest number. e.g.

2, 5, 7, 8, 8, 13, 14, 17, 22.

22-2=20 the range is 20.

Graphs and data

Data goes in (raw), information is what you get out of the data and is more understandable.

Graphs are used to view the information in an understandable manner.

Tables are used for small amounts of data and are used in written reports

Pie charts only work if you know the total amount of data.

Line graphs are good for show progress (peaks and recesses)

Frequency distribution is used when making observations with different frequencies e.g.

Children per household|   Number of families

0                                                   5

1                                                   12

2                                                   17

3                                                   8

Memo emails

For email memos use the full block letter set out.

Memos are internal and directed at all staff, the purpose is to inform and present information and answer the 5 w’s and h.

Funny observations

http://mama2point0.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/things-ive-learned-this-week-8/.

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