Using Short Descriptions for Search Engine Optimization

In this blog entry, Joe Storbeck provides his views on one of the biggest reasons to build a strong Short Description strategy: SEO.

A Metadata Primer (and why you should care)

If you are looking for information on what metatdata is and how it can help your customers and end users find your data, you'll want to pay close attention to Don's latest blog entry.

Publication Currency - Shedding Some Light on 14 CFR 121.133

JANA Senior Business Analyst Jeff LaFontsee is one of the most respected names in the business, and he delights in sharing his expert insight as it relates to the management of maintenance publications. In this blog entry, Jeff uses his decades of experience to illuminate a Federal Regulation that is wide open to interpretation.

The Digital Disruption of Technical Publications

Read Don Bridges' take on the changing face of technical publications through the prism of Digital Disruption.

In the beginning...

Here's a look at The DITA Writer's interviews with two DITA pioneers, Don Day and Michael Priestley and their memories of DITA's birth.


DITA Treasures

Are you braving the wilds of the web looking for information on DITA? Are you hunting through dusty stacks of your library? (Yes, libraries do still exist!) Or have you mounted an expedition to a bookstore? (Perhaps more rare than a library, but they too are still around.) Well, I'm here to help. This post covers some of the best caches of valuable DITA  assets.

Where DITA Calls Home

In an earlier post, I wrote about the history of DITA and where it came from. Today, I thought I would give you some information about DITA's current caretakers.

Looking for trouble with DITA 1.3

One of the results of good technical documentation is reducing calls to your product's help desk. DITA 1.3 has added new features to help you create better troubleshooting topics. Let's take a look at them.

DITA 1.3 is 3 in1

With DITA 1.3 you get three in one. That is, the newly approved standard contains three different editions for three different audiences.

A Celebratory Year for DITA!

The year 2015 saw two important milestones for DITA. June was the 10th anniversary of the approval of DITA 1.0 as an OASIS standard. And on December 17th, the latest standard 1.3, was approved.

Before we take a look at DITA 1.3, let's review how DITA came to be and how it has progressed.


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