7 Principles for Designing Help Topics in the Age of the Web

October 10, 2013 @ 3:14 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this blog, our guest, Mark Baker, shares several revealing guidelines from his book “Every Page is Page One.” Now that so many of you are publishing to multiple screens via RoboHelp and Tech Comm Suite, it is time to rethink how we author topics or sections so that any portion of our project may read more…

Adobe Day Oct 20: Ideas “bloom” in City of Roses (Portland)

September 6, 2013 @ 12:55 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

The Adobe Tech Comm Marketing Team is excited to announce a FREE upcoming thought leadership and networking event “Adobe Day @ LavaCon 2013“! This half day event, which includes Continental Breakfast and a networking lunch takes place Sunday morning, October 20th, in Portland Oregon’s downtown Hilton Hotel (the Lavacon conference venue). Registration begins at 8:00 read more…

Back-to-School: Advanced RoboHelp 3-part webinar series

September 4, 2013 @ 6:33 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our summer school 3-part webinar series on FrameMaker was such a success, that many attendees asked for a “part 2″ on more advanced topics. This blog summarizes what you can expect in the 3 episodes we’re delivering in September and October. You can register at: http://adobe.ly/1710Z6W Advanced RoboHelp Sess 1) Advanced tools for Navigation, Graphics read more…

Second looks: White Paper on Flexible Interaction Language with UDVs (RoboHelp)

August 29, 2013 @ 12:07 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Adobe Tech Comm periodically posts “in depth” white papers to help you choose strategies, master tools and overcome production challenges. One paper we posted a few months ago merits a second look. This blog touches on some key points you will discover when you download the paper. You may download the white paper by clicking read more…

Gamification: The Stakes for Content Design [guest blog]

August 23, 2013 @ 12:18 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Regular webinar guest Neus Lorenzo provides us with a highly thought provoking guest blog on how gamification can be applied to content design. Read closely to capture every nuance of Neus’s unique world view and strikingly original examples. A kitten, a ball and a beach … A kitten chasing a ball of yarn; a beach read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 7: Leadership in TechComm, Teaching TechComm & Copy vs. Content

August 1, 2013 @ 12:03 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from how leadership can be achieved within a TechComm Group, important ingredients required in teaching TechComm and what is the difference between editorial “copy” and intelligent, searchable content.   Neil Perlin: Merging of Mobile read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 6: The Hairball of Content & Write Shorter Sentences

July 26, 2013 @ 9:51 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from why TechComm students should learn HTML5, how to unravel the “hairball of content” to why it is so important to just writer shorter sentences.   Ray Gallon: Untangling the Hairball of Content “There read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 4: bookmarks and conditions

July 8, 2013 @ 10:06 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the fourth in a series of blogs that cluster together some very brief, but useful “how to” videos on important features in RoboHelp 10. Part 1 of this series focus on navigation links and Part 2 focused on dealing with two types of graphics, while Part 3 focused on TOCs and profiles.  This read more…

London calling: Congility conference 2013

July 1, 2013 @ 7:10 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In yet another guest blog, Adobe partner Jang Graat gives excellent coverage of last week’s Congility conference on the outskirts of London. Variety of themes and issues at Congility conference After the 2-week tekom roadshow I had one week off and then packed my bags again to hit the road for Adobe. This time it read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 2: voice recognition, survey results and for whom do you write?

June 24, 2013 @ 8:49 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the secondin our series of video interviews with key thought leaders and bright attendees at the STC Annual Summit in Atlanta. Adobe installed cameras, lights and had the “Content Wrangler” himself to help gather some of the most interesting thought leaders present. We have 40 interviews to share, and will continue to roll read more…

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