Tom Aldous - 3 x DITA & FrameMaker

PowerWebinar³ March 2016 – 3 × Tom Aldous, 3 × DITA and beyond, 3 × Free Knowledge

We’re so excited! After a longer break, we could finally again win TechComm superstar, former SVP of Global Operations at Acrolinx and founder of “The Content Era,” Tom Aldous, for three webinars in March 2016:

And it’s all about DITA and FrameMaker. And beyond DITA. It’s about authoring. And publishing. And how to make these things as easy as 1-2-3. To cut pain and high costs. To make structured authoring enjoyable. To make XML publishing fun. To make your life as a Technical Communicator more easier.

Update (2016-03-21):

All 3 webinars were recorded. You can access the recordings by clicking on the “Recording” link of each webinar.


Why DITA is superior with FrameMaker 2015

 

Webinar Date: March 4, 2016
Webinar Time: 11 am PST / 2 pm EST / 8 pm CET
Recording: See the recording here …
Registration Fee: ZERO!

FrameMaker (2015 release) is a superb authoring environment for creating both “classic” as well as structured, XML-based content. In this webinar, Tom Aldous will share his experience and why he thinks DITA is superior with FrameMaker (2015 release).

FrameMaker was one of the first editors for structured content at all. It was 1992 when SGML was introduced in FrameMaker. Support for DITA was introduced 11 years ago! And what a development FrameMaker has made since then! Today you can author content in a friendly WYSIWYG environment, or in a content-centric view. Take advantage of the integrated, excellent source code editor with syntax highlighting, code completion and auto-suggest, XPATH 2.0 and XSLT Support, Regular Expressions, automatic background validation.

And there’s much more that makes authoring and publishing DITA a superior experience for both XML and Subject Matter Experts. And Tom Aldous from “The Content Era” will guide you through the pleasure of DITA and structured content editing with FrameMaker (2015 release).


Publishing DITA with FM 2015

 

Webinar Date: March 11, 2016
Webinar Time: 11 am PST / 2 pm EST / 8 pm CET
Recording: See the recording here …
Registration Fee: ZERO!

FrameMaker (2015 release) comes with a wide range of publishing options. And they also work perfectly with DITA.

You need a PDF? Well yes, you could hire this XSLT specialist to customize the DITA Open Toolkit for you, so that the result looks at least a little bit like what your Corporate Design requires. Or you could just use FrameMaker.
Publish DITA to PDF is as easy as 1-2-3 with FrameMaker!

You want to output a DITAmap to great looking Responsive HTML5? Well yes, again, you could hire this XSLT specialist. And wait weeks or months to get something that is, well, not exactly what you were looking for. Because, it’s not that responsive, has no proper search or index or navigation or Social Media Sharing possibilities.
Or you could just use FrameMaker. Publish DITA to Responsive HTML5 is as easy as 1-2-3 with FrameMaker 2015!

You want to create an iOS or Android app from your DITAmap? Well, yes, again you could hire this XSLT Specialist. That is … more probably this cool App Agency that will cost you this 5-digit “budget for cool stuff” that you didn’t have in exactly this quarter.
Or you could just use FrameMaker. Publish DITA to Responsive HTML5 is as easy as 1-2-3 with FrameMaker 2015!

And then there is DITA Publishing to ePUB, Kindle, CHM, WebHelp, iOS / Android Apps … Again you could hire … Well, you get the picture.

Tom Aldous will show you how easy you can publish DITA with Adobe FrameMaker 2015.


It’s not always about DITA

 

Webinar Date: March 18, 2016
Webinar Time: 11 am PST / 2 pm EST / 8 pm CET
Recording: See the recording here …
Registration Fee: ZERO!

In this third Webinar with Tom Aldous, we will go beyond DITA. As great as DITA is for many scenarios, there are other XML languages as well. Many companies maintain their own Corporate XML Architectures. And Adobe FrameMaker can handle all of them perfectly.

This webinar is especially interesting for Arbortext users who want to switch to FrameMaker and subject matter experts who have to work with NATOPS / OPNAV content.

Tom Aldous will have a look at the endless and unparalleled possibilities FrameMaker offers for Technical Documentation departments. Be prepared for a session full of insights and surprises.


About the Presenter

Tom Aldous

Tom Aldous, the Founder/CEO of The Content Era LLC has over 25 years of experience in the Technical Communications industry. Besides being the managing partner and lead XML/DITA/CMS consultant at Integrated Technologies for over 20 years, Tom has also served as the Director of TechComm Business Development, Evangelism and TechComm Consulting at Adobe as well as a SVP of Global Operations at Acrolinx.

Currently Tom takes pride in being able to accomplish the seemingly impossible through his new venture, The Content Era. At The Content Era, Tom’s knowledge of content tools, markup languages and best practices have proven to reduce cycle time and increase efficiency for clients in numerous different verticals and industries including but not limited to software, information technology, finance, medical, energy, aviation and government.

Stefan Gentz

Stefan Gentz is Adobe's Worldwide Technical Communication Evangelist. He’s been working in the TechComm and Translation industry for about 18 years now. You can contact him with any ideas for solutions, partnership, TechComm conferences and events, blog posts on TechComm Central, Webinars and just any other idea. You can also join his community on facebook and follow him on twitter @stefangentz and Google+.

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