There hasn’t been much new content on this blog in the last couple of weeks, but there has been material published elsewhere. Here is a brief round-up.
The Content Wrangler published a “state of the profession” rant about writers who have jumped on the bandwagon of content strategy without going the work the understand the nuances of content production on large projects. Read Know Your Stuff’ or Stop Pretending To Be Professionals.
I was part of a panel discussion at the Gilbane Boston conference, and instead of doing yet-another-panel, my co-presenters and I decided to stage our presentation in the form of a three-act play. Watch One Project, Three Strategies: : What Teams Need to Know About Design, Development and Content Strategies for Content-driven Initiatives. (54 minutes, and the sound quality is iffy but if that doesn’t bother you, you’ll enjoy it)
The Content Marketing Institute published an article about how the goals and production of public sector content is similar to that of the private sector. Read How to Climb the Engagement Pyramid with Public Sector Content.
Data Conversion Labs published an article explore some of the ups and downs of making online books that are both usable and attractive. Read e-publishing.
- When technology is no longer disruptive, but confounding
- Content strategy and design thinking
- The Summer of DITA becomes The Autumn of…?
- Authoring in DITA: the good, the bad, and the sometimes ugly
- DITA Maps and the Real World
- A Standard for Exchanging Stories – Meet DITA Maps
- Holes in the Template: Piping content into the CMS
- To DITA or not to DITA: That’s a Good Question – Part 2
- To DITA or not to DITA: That’s a Good Question – Part 1
- DITA: Not Just for Technical Content
- Content classification and findability
- Content development
- Content management
- Content strategy
- Information design and usability
- Professional development
- Social media
- User experience