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LinuxUser

Sep 10, 2010, 04:00 pm Last Edit: Sep 10, 2010, 04:01 pm by ItsMeOnArduino Reason: 1
As newcomber i did my best to gather information from the arduino page: I followed just about every link there is, eager to learn as much as possible (while waiting for my first arduino to arrive by mail ;)

Now I see that some information is really difficult to find. Only after asking about fast I/O I heard something about ports. How could I overlook that on the 'reference' page? -- but, no, I still can't find it! Only after asking Google I found http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/PortManipulation.
Doesn't 'reference' suggest some degree of completeness?

This information is very interesting for me, but how was I supposed to find it from the arduino page? The best documentation is useless, if people do not find it.

Maybe there's a lot more on the arduino page that is not well linked. Or maybe it was my blind spot?

Grumpy_Mike

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Sep 10, 2010, 04:12 pm Last Edit: Sep 10, 2010, 04:14 pm by Grumpy_Mike Reason: 1
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Only after asking Google I found

That's one good way to find things.
The other is through the front door simply:-
http://www.arduino.cc
look at the links on the top and you will find learning, getting started, reference, hardware and FAQ

Playground is another good area to reach from the front.

LinuxUser

Oh, I *did* start on http://www.arduino.cc and followed the links...
Can you show me a logical way from there to the page in question?

mowcius

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Oh, I *did* start on http://www.arduino.cc and followed the links...
Can you show me a logical way from there to the page in question?

I cannot find a logical link.

Some info is rather hidden, there are a lot of arduino users who feel that things are hard to find, hard to post and it is a bit lacking.

Don't open this can o' worms... Google is your friend, even if I know where a page is, I normally use google to find it as it is two clicks and some typing rather than a load of clicking through links.

Mowcius

Tetranz

I agree with LinuxUser. In fact I came to the forum specifically to post a message about the PortManipulation page and discovered that I'm not the only one who feels the same way.

It makes no sense that the PortManipulation page is (as far as I can tell) unlinked and "hanging" by itself only findable by a search.

It has important info that should be linked from the reference section.

I have a vague memory that it was linked at some point about a year ago but it got lost after an edit.

mowcius

Well I'd love to have an answer to this but I honestly doubt anything will get done until 1.0 is sorted.

Mowcius

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