Microtech Systems

Automated disc publishing and
duplicating systems
Foster City, CA

Document design and authoring

Huh?

Why are doc artifacts included
in the portfolio of a
front-end web developer?

A fair question.

To me it boils down to similar requirements.

In both short-form docs and UIs a major challenge is to communicate a maximum amount of information with a minimum amount of overhead.

Our industry tends to silo these activities into "specialties".

That's a pity - in my experience they are more alike than different.

Document cover

Document
Cover

  • Part of a series
  • Provided design, layout, images and text
Installation manual Typical page

Typical
Page

  • Part of a long-form manual
  • Provided design, layout, images and text
Service manual Typical page

Typical
Page

  • Part of a long-form manual
  • Each procedure is 'stand-alone'
  • Provided design, layout, images and text
Product label

Product
Label

  • Actual size: 1.25 in x .85 in
  • Collaborated with production label-printer
  • Provided design, layout, images and text