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Mark Baker: Every Page is Page One
Mark Baker: Every Page is Page One
Author Mark Baker discusses the "tool-independent" approach to topic-based authoring that he covers in his book, "Every Page Is Page One." Baker maintains that even if you are authoring content you think is destined for print, it will eventually be consumed either on the web or via mobile devices. Users can use search to "start" consuming your content at nearly any point.
  • Technical Communication Suite
  • Views: 83
  • Added: Nov 03, 2013
  • Runtime: 00:01:08
Mark Baker: Plug-and-Play Content
Mark Baker: Plug-and-Play Content
In this Adobe/STC booth interview, Mark Baker (Principal Consultant, Analecta Communications) shares new reasons why re-use with structured is so critical. "Re-use is a really important aspect of technical writing today." Structured writing is about adding a structure to your text to make it a "query-able" set of content. We must realize that people no longer read our content in a linear order. Because content is modular and must be capable of being reordered on short notice, we need "plug-and-play" content, where all links will work when components are moved.
  • Technical Communication Suite
  • Views: 78
  • Added: Jul 13, 2013
  • Runtime: 00:01:53
  • Tags: DITA, query, Adobe, STC, concept, modular, plug-and-play, re-use, task, tech comm
Bernard Aschwanden: Benefits of Structured Authoring
Bernard Aschwanden: Benefits of Structured Authoring
Documentation exists to support the application, not just to be read. Traditionally, we have written long procedures with a great deal of overlap, and often more information than the user is seeking. Topic-based authoring with topic, concept and task allows you to write very targeted information with a high degree of reuse. Updating projects is much easier to do with DITA. Topic-based authoring is much more focused, and easier to stay on target.
  • Technical Communication Suite
  • Views: 151
  • Added: Jul 12, 2013
  • Runtime: 00:02:39
  • Tags: DITA, Adobe, STC, concept, task, tech comm, technical communication, technical writing, topic, topic-based authoring
Ant Davey: Using Data to Improve TechComm
Ant Davey: Using Data to Improve TechComm
In this Adobe interview at the STC Summit, Davey contends that we need to use analytics with online documentation and understand what that data means. Recent research with website users has indicated that the documentation we provide is overly long and poorly written. "The answer is modularization and topic-based authoring."
  • Technical Communication Suite
  • Views: 65
  • Added: Jun 13, 2013
  • Runtime: 00:01:49
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