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London exhibit connects reporting tools to treatment of 1850s cholera epidemic

In a recent London exhibit, data reporting tools took center stage as viewers learned about how the technology has progressed from its original state to how it's used today.

Optimizing data visualization development

There are several factors and objectives to consider so businesses can get their data visualization program to start on the right foot.

Delivering a user experience with a purpose

Given the abundant enterprise software options available today, it can be hard to design a user experience that can stand out from the crowd.

JQuery 1.11 and 2.1 launched

The team at jQuery recently announced the release of jQuery 1.11.0 and 2.1.0.

Interactive eBooks – Are They New, or Just Shiny?

There has been a lot of buzz recently about the need for more interactivity in eBooks - specifically, that they can't be "text only." Theoretically those with Kindles, Nooks, and iPads aren't going to buy traditional eBooks. At least not for long. So the publishing industry had better get moving and embed video, audio, puzzles, and more in all eBooks.

Software Documentation and Agile

Developing documentation (both end-user and internal) in an Agile software development environment can present a few challenges, but overall presents many opportunities for technical communicators.

Styles – Why use them?

 

Creating renewable content – “Green” authoring

Those who adopt "green" lifestyles try to recycle and reuse as much as possible, preserving resources for future generations.

What you can do with the Doc-To-Help Ribbon in Word

 This is the final of a three part series called "How do you like to write?" This post focuses on the Doc-To-Help ribbon in Microsoft® Word.

Tips for Writing a Book, But Generating Logical Help

In my last post (How do you like to write?) I discussed how Doc-To-Help makes it simple for you to write a book, chapter by chapter  - and still output high-quality, feature-rich, *logical* Help and web output, as well as attractive manual output. In this post; a few writing tips... 

How do you like to write?

With music blaring on your iPod? In a quiet corner? Actually, that's not where I'm going with this (although I admit I don't write and listen to music at the same time). I'm talking about something a little more fundamental. Do you like to write in a traditional narrative format?  

Upcoming Talks on User Assistance

Just a quick laundry list of my upcoming talks about User Assistance ... hope to see you at one (or more) of these events!

New Doc-To-Help Articles on DynamicHelp and more ...

I've recently written three new articles that you may find helpful and posted them to our knowledgebase, HelpCentral. HelpCentral also has videos, FAQs, and other helpful information. Here is a quick article overview ...

A few of my favorite (web) things

It has finally stopped raining in Pittsburgh (for the moment) so I'm going to blog while the sun shines.

"Camp" on the Road: STC Annual Conference in 10 Days

Since I need to play a bit of catch up; a few updates and thoughts...