Poster style instructions

Hello all,

I've been tasked with creating a poster style install guide and I am looking for examples and/or information such as, best practices, etc. But I am especially looking for examples of technical computer/hardware install guides that employ this poster style.

I'll most likely create this poster guide in InDesign. I just need some inspiration and although I thought I had good Google kung fu, I am coming up nearly empty for anything.

On a related note, is anyone familiar with a website that explains many different documentation styles, formatting, and best practices. I found a website like this a year ago but I have since lost it.

Thanks so much
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S ConnellyTechnical WriterAsked:
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mrwad99Connect With a Mentor Commented:
The setup dox for the Websense gateway is pretty good; I personally found the layout quite friendly, but I don't know if you would class this as a "poster" or not...take a look:

http://www.websense.com/content/support/library/appliance/v76/qs_posters/v76_v10kg2_qs_poster.pdf
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S ConnellyTechnical WriterAuthor Commented:
That is actually a pretty good one. Thank you.

I also noticed that the author used InDesign.
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jmpg_70Commented:
Ive had a similar issue when I worked a graphic designer in a team of Business Architect and Analyst.

The Director of the team directed me to produce visual documentation, posters and graphics to Graphic Design Best Practice.

I found the research for this request for Best Practice frustrating as it seemed as if the term had been applied only to website and multimedia  aspects of graphic design. It seemed like print based Best Practice had almost been ignored because of the infinite possibilities of graphic design.

Despite a Best practice for posters the example graphic you have found is a really good example of a high quality product. If you need to produce similar posters, copy the style from the Websense poster.

The design has used Indesign which allows a good conversion to PDF, but nothing would stop you from using Visio to produce this kind of material especially as the character elements look like MS Office elements.

cheers
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S ConnellyTechnical WriterAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all for your assistance.
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