Key Concept Archive

Preparing Legacy Help Projects for Responsive Design

Do you have legacy help projects whose content is still valid and that you’d like to make responsive? The latest releases of popular help authoring tools make it easy to make legacy projects responsive with just a few mouse clicks. Unfortunately, legacy projects were often designed and created in ways…

Conquering the Mountain of Legacy Data

So you are finally planning that big move over to structured content. Great! You understand the benefits of reuse and what it means for your business. But what do you do about the mountains of legacy content? Pack it all up and bring it with you? Leave it behind hoping…

Podcast Posted: Interview with Keith McGinnis, Review Publishing

This week’s podcast is an interview with Keith McGinnis. About a year ago, I did some stylesheet work for Keith McGinnis at Review Publishing. Review Publishing produces a weekly free newspaper and online news media portal. They were on their way to supporting all five of their local weekly papers…

From FrameMaker to FrameMaker, Growing a DITA-Capable Department

Smaller organizations are starting to feel the need for DITA. For small organizations with limited staff resources and smaller budgets, it’s harder to plan and execute the move to DITA from traditional publishing applications and processes. As DITA’s adoption continues to spread to smaller organizations, people continue to ask very…

Beyond Theory: Making Single-Sourcing Actually Work

In this paper, I discuss how we made single-sourcing work at Juniper Networks. This is a practical discussion of issues, problems, and successes. This paper provides a case study in single-sourcing, examining how the Technical Publications group at Juniper Networks has been implementing single-sourcing. In the past three years, there…