DITA: Getting Stared- A JoAnn Hackos Workshop

San Diego, CA
20 Aug 2008 - 08:30 - 21 Aug 2008 - 04:30
Event Type: 
Training Class

This workshop is designed as an introduction to Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). DITA is an information architecture that presents a powerful solution for information developers. It is meant for those who need to implement structured documentation, including writers, editors, information architects, and their managers.

This workshop will cover the basics of creating DITA topics, assembling them into maps, creating relationship tables, and getting everything to process for final output. Everything is hands-on. You are required to bring a laptop computer and sample documentation to complete exercises with. Be prepared to learn how to use a DITA XML editor to author topics.

You will learn to:

  • build a business case for moving to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture
  • apply DITA concepts and methodology
  • design and create information using a topic/task-based structured writing approach
  • understand the purpose of DITA maps and how to create them
  • create relationship tables
  • recognize the need for specialization in DITA
  • evaluate XML editing tools
Receive the Introduction to DITA: A Basic User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture book free with registration to this workshop.
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