While at first we worried about providing enough depth and breadth of coverage, a year into the project we realized that our problem was in fact the opposite: we had much more material than could be handled in a single volume. The original manuscript for the The Online User's Encyclopedia came in at 1200 8.5" by 11" pages, which would have yielded a very expensive (and heavy!) book. After some soul searching, we decided to hold the book to 832 pages, to avoid trouble in binding it, and so we could keep the price to $32.95.
After changing over to a two column layout, and decreasing the type and figure size in many places, we still had over 130 pages of material too much. Even though we knew that many people would find this extra material invaluable, we simply had no choice but to remove it. We had reached the limits of what could be done within the book medium.
Thus was borne the idea of an online supplement to The Online User's Encyclopedia, a place where we could make available some of the great stuff we had to cut out, and could experiment and come to understand online publishing. Because the Internet was the ideal place to conduct that experiment, we called TOUE's online cousin Internaut.
We used Adobe Photoshop to develop the icons, as well as to convert the screenshots, which were taken with Hijaak on the PC, or with Capture on the Macintosh.