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DITA Consultants Listing

List of DITA Consultants

When I was updating the Companies Using DITA listing I made a point of double-checking the type of firm claiming to use DITA. I discovered that I had a number of firms listed were in fact in the business of DITA consulting, and so aided their clients in moving to DITA, and realized that these… Read More

What I Learned at DITA Europe 2014

Jang Graat Doing "No Copy, No Paste" to the Tune of the Bob Marley Song "No Woman, No Cry"

DITA Europe 2014 was held November 18th – 19th in Munich, Germany. The conference was a great opportunity to connect with other DITA users to share our experiences, knowledge and developments in the world of DITA. Slow but steadily growing DITA usage in Europe I had the honour of co-presenting this year’s keynote alongside JoAnn… Read More

DITAWriter Speaking at DITA Europe 2014

DITAWriter Speaking at DITA Europe 2014

I have the honour of being the co-keynote speaker along with JoAnn Hackos at the DITA Europe 2014 conference happening in Munich, Germany on November 18-19. We’ll be speaking about The Challenges of DITA Adoption in Europe. I plan on presenting my latest survey on the state of DITA adoption—those who attended the IXIASOFT User… Read More

Interview with Luis Linarez: DITA with DITAToo

Interview with Luis Linarez-DITA with DITAToo

On DITAWriter I like to provide a voice for those who are working with their own DITA implementation, and the particular issues that they face. All technical communication groups face their unique documentation situations, so the tools needed for the job will vary by need. Mr. Linarez’s technical documentation group opted for DITAToo, an “up-and-coming”… Read More

Which Tech Writing Tools Are the Most Used?

Analyzing the Results from the WritersUA 2014 User Assistance Tool Survey

Analyzing the Results from the WritersUA 2014 User Assistance Tool Survey This past Saturday WritersUA came out with its 2014 User Assistance Tool Survey, based on a wide-ranging poll of those working in the technical writing field. If you look at the WritersUA page it simply displays the raw poll results without any analysis. It… Read More

The Most Popular DITA CMSes (Part 2)


In the first part of this series I looked at which DITA-capable CMSes are the most-widely used, and looked at some of the reasons for the relative popularity of these systems. In this article I look at the sizes of firms that are choosing DITA CMSes and which sectors they come from. It is clear… Read More

The Most Popular DITA CMSes (Part 1)


Easily the most visited page on this website is the DITA CMSes page, listing all of the DITA-capable CMSes I have been able to track down. It typically gets several hundred visits per month—closely followed by the list of DITA Optimized Editors and the DITA-related Software Tools pages—telling me that there’s a strong need out… Read More