Cookin’ Up Some (XML) Content

This post is a response to something on Tom Johnson’s blog – idratherbewriting.com (upon which I is be groovin’ regularly and I highly recommend). On a recent post we got into a discussion regarding the use of XML. Naturally I was all over that. I felt really bad I...

Developing a Content Strategy

This post is a redistribution of my recent article in Communicator Magazine on Developing a Content Strategy. It discusses how Content Strategy works best when approached with an open mind, following the wider scope of the content lifecycle, not trying to hammer into...

Knocking Down Babel – Simplified English and DITA Reuse

I’ve been working a lot with a long time client, Elekta Ltd, recently on a large scale Component Content Management project. Elekta is in the Medical Devices industry and takes quality and content quite seriously. Terminology, language consistency and reuse have...

XMetaL (Developer) DITA Training – The Tips and Tricks of the Iceberg

Don’t ask me why, but it’s been a long while since I’ve ended up delivering a really advanced XMetaL course, much less for DITA.  I guess because DITA is still in fact quite “cutting edge”. In prep for giving an online XMetaL Developer course, I got inspired to share...

Web 2.0 and CMS On-Demand Podcasts Available Now

Hi everybody!Some new news and downloadables after my keynote at Doctrain West 2008. During the conference I was invited by MyTechnologyLawyer.com and the very well received idratherbewriting.com/ to do some interview spots. Download the MP3s...