Tools für Integration, Aufruf und Test von Online-Hilfen

Marktüberblick über empfehlenswerte Tools im Zusammenhang mit der Integration, dem kontextsensitiven Aufruf sowie Test und Qualitätssicherung von Online-Hilfen

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Help+Manual 2 Go

Mini web server that doesn’t need installation and can be used for testing and running browser-based help locally. Can be used to avoid the problem that browsers are increasingly implementing security features that prevent browser-based online help from running properly when opened from local drives or optical media.

Price: free (freeware); may even be distributed with your own products

KeyHelp

Free ActiveX control that enhances the capabilities of compiled Microsoft HTML Help systems. In particular, it enables you to use popups, embedded windows, auto-sizing windows, and information types.

Price: free (freeware)

Epilogue Advisor

Runs in the background, tracking a user’s place in the application. When the user requests help, the program delivers the most relevant supporting content. Users can also mark their favorite training and help content so that they can quickly access the help topics that are most relevant to them.

Price: not published

HelpBubble .NET

Lets you easily add balloon style popup windows to your applications with multiple lines of text, buttons, forms, and other standard HTML elements. Links within the popup windows can open a web site, jump into online help, or launch an external program.

Price: approx. $127

CHM Editor

WYSIWYG editor to edit existing CHM files. Also supports machine translation of existing CHM files via internet machine translation services.

Price: approx. €70

Zoom Search Engine

Can be used to add full text search to browser-based online help files and web sites.

Price: approx. $99 (“Professional”); there’s also a free version for up to 50 indexed topics available

SeekQuarry

Search engine software.

Price: free (open source)

Vantage Linguistics

Provide several linguistic search and checking products such as the AnswerWorks SDK.

Prices: not published

PredictionIO

Machine learning server to create predictive features, such as personalization, recommendation and content discovery.

Price: free (open source)

H2Reg

Small utility to register MS Help 2.x Collections (namespaces, titles, plug-ins, filters) without using Microsoft Installer.

Price: approx. $100

xchm

Cross-platform GUI front-end to CHM lib (http://www.jedrea.com/chmlib/). Can be used to display CHM files on Unix systems (including content tree, index, full text search, and bookmarks).

Price: free (open source)

kchmviewer

CHM viewer for Unix, Mac, and Windows.

Price: free (open source)

ExtraCHM

CHM viewer for Windows. Also includes a CHM decompiler.

Price: free (freeware)

Chmox

Displays CHM documents on the Mac.

Price: free (open source)

Okular

Universal document viewer (including CHM and PDF) for KDE.

Price: free (open source)

Browsershots

Takes screen captures of a web page in various browsers and on various platforms so that you can verify the rendering.

Price: free (web application)

IE NetRenderer

Takes screen captures of a web page in various versions of Internet Explorer.

Price: free (web application)

BrowserStack

Gives you instant access to various browsers in a virtual machine, or creates screen captures of a web page rendered in various browsers.

Price: starting at approx. $39 per month

Most important web browsers

Screenfly

Lets you set up a specific screen size, and then shows how a web page looks on devices of this size.

deviceponsive

Shows how a web page looks on various standard screen sizes

Price: free (web application)

XAMPP

Price: free (open source)

WampServer

Price: free (open source)

EasyPHP

Portable WAMP package including PHP, Apache, MySQL, plus some basic development tools.

Price: free (freeware)

MAMP

Especially for Mac OS.

Price: free (open source)

The W3C Markup Validator

Checks the markup of web documents.

Price: free (web application)

Validome

Validation service for HTML, XHTML, WML, and XML.

Price: free (web application)

The W3C CSS Validation Service

Free service that checks Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for conformance to W3C recommendations.

Price: free (web application)

DRKSpider

Checks internal and external links, style sheets, images, and other files of a web site or browser-based help system.

Price: free (open source)

Xenu’s Link Sleuth

Checks web sites for broken hyperlinks. Link verification is performed on links that appear in <a> tags, as well as images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts, and Java applets.

Price: free (freeware)

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