Whats the best way to present/design user manual for a web application?
I have a web application where i am going to share/present user manual to end user and client,Usual way of documenting with screen cuts were so long and time consuming,what would be the best way to present a user manual for a web application?
Possible solutions :
I explored following solutions which might be the possible solutions
Design a chm file and provide it to customer : As usability we can read left and right hand side
Presenting a video demo with step by step execution: As usability wise it would be interactive ,the one way is to generate was with swf files
3.Making a video presentation with animated characters : this one might be good if the end users were children,but as professional manner it might not be suitable
4.making magazine type presentation : Presenting the user with magazine type manual like flipbook etc
What i am looking for :
Apart from above solutions,what might be the innovative way to present a usermanual for web application?
I would like to count on usability and more professional way while presenting it
what were the community suggestions towards usermanual?