Boxes and Tables.
Making Indexes Standard Document Classes.
Basic Mathematical Formatting.
More Mathematical Formatting.
Simple Diagrams Mathematical Symbols.
When Things Go Wrong Differences.
he first – Hypermedia development fundamentals – gives a definition of hypermedia, describes how it can be modelled and engineered, and discusses how to obtain a quality product and process. The second section covers the development process, methods and techniques. The final section is devoted to research developments, such as research projects, Matilda, Microcosm (an open media system), the Amsterdam Hypermedia Model and Relationship Management Methodology for example. The intended readership of Hypermedia and the Web is anyone involved in the development of hypermedia products, be they application developers, application analysts, Web developers, and content and information experts. Both theoretical concerns and practical issues are dealt with, so it will appeal to anyone with an interest in either aspect. The book is not, however for the faint of heart nor for those with just a passing interest in the subject. It goes into considerable detail and makes valuable use of graphics in order to provide clarity w
hen the going gets tough. Having said that, the reader is still faced with a densely packed book full of theory and practical analysis and, although it is written in a friendly and approachable style, it′s not exactly the type of book you′d want to read on the beach. This shouldn′t be seen as a criticism, since that isn′t an intention of the author of course. Nevertheless it is a book that requires considerable concentration in order to get the most out of it. On the other hand, once you can get involved in the book the authors carry you along at a fair pace and make few assumptions, explaining in detail as they go and bringing in examples as needed to illustrate particular points. Indeed, they point out that a technical background is not necessary. I have my doubts as to whether or not Hypermedia and the Web would appeal to the majority of information professionals in their day–to–day work. However, if you have an active interest in the development of hypermedia and really want to get to grips with the subje
ct you could do no better than get a hold of a copy. Furthermore, it should be within easy reaching distance of anyone who is producing anything other than the very basic Web pages or databases, and really should be a must in the personal library of anyone seriously developing databases and Websites which combine a variety of types of information in different formats.", Phil Bradley, Internet Consultant, Trainer, Web Designer & Author, #