I’m not sure if this is lazy blogging, or a useful feature but here, again, are a few of the articles and blog posts that caught my eye over the past week.
- Audrey Carr on Design Briefs ~ “After a series of small projects involving undefined requirements, fuzzy objectives, and an aparent lack of truly insightful customer insights, I’ve spent a good chunk of this week thinking about the strategist’s favourite tool for communicating with creative and account teams: the brief.”
- Inline Linking is bad for usability – whilst it’s aimed at those people concerned with optimising their content for search engines, the examples are interesting from a writing point of view as well, swap out “usability” for “readability” perhaps.
- Linking DITA Topics using Relationship Tables – If you are investigating DITA have a skim through this, yet another way to increase the power of DITA
- A mile wide and 30 seconds deep ~ Mike Hughes on how to focus your help content, “…focus the Help on what it does well, that is, provide a wide variety of 30-second informational solutions to get most users back on track and in task”
- Help Authoring Tool matrix – has been running for a few years now and is a bang up-to-date, excellent resource.
- The Rockley Blog – Ann Rockley and Steve Manning, of the Rockley Group and that book (Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy), have a blog. I had dinner with Steve, and others, after the X-Pubs conference this year and this is definitely a blog to watch.
OK, that’ll do for now.
Hopefully, by this time next week, I’ll have finished the new design for this site and will start posting a little more regularly. There are a few things I would like to explore, and hopefully I can get some feedback from you, dearest reader. Make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed to catch the next post.