DITA and Information Architecture

Presentation by Kristen James Eberlein at DITA Europe 2008, November 17

In the new world of DITA and topic-based writing, what do you need to consider as you design your online deliverables? How can you use the unique features of DITA and the output from the Open Toolkit to create effective and highly-usable technical documentation? This session will suggest tactics to use as you design the information architecture for a DITA-based information set. It will focus on practical considerations for developing topic guidelines, navigation, and a linking strategy. It will provide concrete suggestions for effective topic titles; placement of task, concept, and reference topics; navigational patterns; use of short descriptions and container topics; linking strategies, and much more.

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