Live Webinars

Aug
02

Pushing Branches with Forks and Other Feats of Strength with Git

Do you use Git? Do you feel left out because you’re not? Are sleepless nights spent wondering if your branch merged into your fork which was pushed into a pull request that might have been abandoned? If so, this Webinar is for you. We’ll take an introductory review of things you should understand, things you can ignore, and why it’s not as scary as it seems.

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Mar
07

The Trouble with DITA: Improving DITA Satisfaction

If you’re planning to move to collaborative structured authoring or you’re trying to find your way with your DITA implementation then this session is for you. A 2017 survey found that nearly 2/3’s of DITA practitioners were facing challenges with their DITA implementation. This session addresses typical problem areas across skills development, technology, and management practices.

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Sep
12

Use Case: Reusing with Word and Loving It

This use case takes you through the content journey of a 60-year old small company with a new -experienced- tech writer, searching for a reuse solution. The starting point was the Atlanta 2013 STC Summit where the initial goal was to find out if DITA was the answer. In this particular case, it was… to stay in Word using SmartDocs. Johanne discovered she could reuse 70% and sometimes build whole manuals in 2 days. This use case also shows quickly what kind of problems need to be addressed when doing documentation in French and English with variables and snippets.

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Aug
09

How to Make A Software Demonstration Video

Adding video to your technical communications arsenal sounds like a good idea, but who has the time to create videos when you’re buried in a pile of Release Notes, software change requests, and “bug write-ups?” The answer to that question is, “you do!” Attend this one hour session and remove some of the mystique about producing help videos and the time commitment it requires. In one hour, we will go through the creation of a video that describes a software feature, from start to finish!

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Sep
27

Branding, Categorization, and Colorblindness: Using Color Strategically in Data Visualizations

Adding color to graphs is simultaneously the easiest and hardest technique to nail. Color is about much, much more than making your graphs look pretty. When used well, color can enhance branding, guide viewers’ eyes to the most important pieces of the graph, and reinforce the underlying nature of the variables, all while being legible when photocopied in black and white and for people with colorblindness. In this deep dive webinar, you’ll learn techniques for using color more strategically than you ever have before.

By dkrat |
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