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
Update June 13, 2014: You can now watch a webinar where Phil Kneer and I talk at greater length about the subjects covered in this article, courtesy of Data Conversion Laboratory. The DITA + RWD examples shown at the end of the presentation are available from the Yellow Pencil website, and the original slidedeck version… Read More
If you happen to be in Lyon, France next week, you can hear me give a talk called The Evolution of Information Architecture on the morning of Tuesday, November 20, 2012. It is part of a series of presentations in both French and English being held by the French Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and… Read More
March 23rd SDIG Meeting/Webinar: Specializing for Simplicity, DITA for Hardware and How Much Do You Need an Information Architect?
The March SDIG meeting/webinar (happening today, March 23rd!) will be an open discussion on these topics: • Specializing for Simplicity • Can you really use DITA for Hardware? • Do you really need an Information Architect? The meeting will start at 8:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time. Phone bridge: 916-356-2663, Bridge: 2, Passcode: 4718579 Live Meeting:… Read More
Day two of the Content Management Strategies Conference 2010 in Santa Clara. This morning I saw an interesting demo presentation by Kristen Eberlein (formerly of IBM, and now working as an independent consultant), who was showing off the capabilities of the most recent version of IBM Information Architecture Workbench. This is the program that used… Read More
While it doesn’t get as much publicity as multimedia-based sites like YouTube, I often find interesting presentation on a variety of subject (like Information Architecture, Technical Writing, Localization, and of course DITA) from SlideShare.net. The following is a good summary of the basics of DITA by Selvakumar T.S. from Cadence. At 60 pages it belies… Read More
Prior to working with DITA XML, I worked as an Information Architect for the various professional Web sites. (I still teach a couple of courses on this subject at the University of Toronto’s Professional Learning Centre). I was intrigued with the idea of applying the same skills and techniques that I had learned from the… Read More