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Cool, useful and powerful in DITA.

To clean, effective, manageable content

How much time and effort on your DITA implementation focuses on the bells and whistles of your CMS or DITA-OT publishing scripts? Have you been paying too little attention to content quality? If your content is bloated, uses unsemantic markup, is riddled with duplication, or suffers from condition overload - then it's time to focus on your content. 

The benefits of DITA are powered by robust, semantically correct DITA content. With content bloat, you just won't get the promised benefits. Worse, messy content sets up your writers for failure and frustration.

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In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture

46 questions that will help you produce better technical documentation

Are you a technical communicator who are uncertain about what to write in a manual? Do you fear the subject-matter expert will question your competence as a professional communicator, as they might claim that users want something other than what you suggest? This guide helps you get started developing an information architecture, to become more comfortable asking a subject-matter expert for input. This will hopefully help you produce better technical documentation. Read more…

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In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture

Is it possible to create a web knowledge base from existing book manuals?

Watch how to create one (1) mobile-friendly web knowledge base from existing technical documentation books. This, without requiring any manual work to rewrite or re-structure the book content.

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In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture

What is a Topic?

A “topic” can be defined in several different ways— a fact which often leads to inefficiencies in content management. This post is a presentation of what a topic means within the context of three different content delivery scenarios.

Read more Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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