Writing for Interactive Communications


In the last chapter, we drew a distinction between fixed interactive media and web-based interactive media that consist of pages of HTML code residing on a server. At one stage, it seemed a good idea to write a chapter on each. In the end, it became clear that the media writing involved is independent of the computer code or the type of authoring tool employed in production. The same distinction applies here that applied to our consideration of linear media when we found it useful to separate the writing in Part II: Solving Communications Problems with Visual Media from the writing considered in Part III: Entertaining with Visual Media. It is more helpful to group the types of interactive media according ...

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