Looking for Lessons Learned for WebHelp to HTML5 Transition

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Looking for Lessons Learned for WebHelp to HTML5 Transition

Postby Mishou6779 on Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:28 am

Hi all!

I am a lone writer with a large help project and I have started the process for transitioning from WebHelp to HTML5 help. VERY excited for the new and improved output, but nervous about whatever hiccups lay ahead. When I say that I have started the process, what I really mean is that I have had my manager procure me a server. It's here, so now I have to do my part! :shock:

I use SVN for source control for my working files, but don't think that will make a difference for the working files. I'm assuming that I can just use a publishing destination in Flare to publish straight to the new server.

If any of you have made this transition and you have a list of "gosh I wish I had known..." or a list of things you learned along the way, or a list of favorite things, or best practices, I would be very glad to listen to anything and everything you all have to say!

Thank you!
Michelle
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Re: Looking for Lessons Learned for WebHelp to HTML5 Transit

Postby Nita Beck on Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:53 pm

There is a lot more involved in migrating from an older type of online output to a Top Nav or Side Nav output than just setting up and publishing to a new server.

The closest things I can find that might be relevant to what’s ahead for you are these tutorials. They describe converting from Tripane (a type of HTML5 output) to Top Nav or Side Nav output. I think you can adapt some of the guidance to what you’d need to do to migrate from old WebHelp.

https://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare2019/Content/Flare/Tutorials/Top-Navigation-Tutorial/Top-Navigation-Tutorial.htm

https://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare2019/Content/Flare/Tutorials/Side-Navigation-Tutorial/Side-Navigation-Tutorial.htm

I hope these point you in the right direction.
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Re: Looking for Lessons Learned for WebHelp to HTML5 Transit

Postby Mishou6779 on Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:09 am

Hi Nita,

Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it! :)

Sincerely,
Michelle
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