Review: Adobe Technical Communications Suite 2017, UI, UX, and Techcomm

Last month I wrote about an article by Linn Vizard that I saw on the Adobe Creative Cloud blog about the Evolution of Buttons in UX Design.  While I thoroughly enjoyed the article for personal reasons, I highlighted the article because UI and UX have become hot topics in tech comm. It’s not surprising that UI and UX are a big part of the latest release of the Adobe Technical Communications Suite.

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Want to see what kind of software docs engineers celebrate?

I see posts on LinkedIn all the time about training in writing API docs or how best to document software systems. Here in Silicon Valley, it’s the hottest sub-discipline in techcomm. In fact, API docs are so popular, they have an API Docs training class on the day before TC Camp at the end of January.

A while back, I saw a Facebook post by a software engineer in the SF bay area celebrating a website of Linux software documentation. He remarked that the docs were “excellently done,” a model for software docs everywhere to emulate. Continue reading “Want to see what kind of software docs engineers celebrate?”

How to find the best content management system (or any other tool)

Summary:  In this article, I hope I can convince you to gather requirements before you buy. It’s the only way to guarantee that you find the best content management system for you. Not for someone else. FOR YOU. Whenever you’re looking to buy more than a simple retail product, you need to know what success looks like.  This article includes many strategies to make the search easier, to know what to watch out for and who you can trust. I want you to be wise, savvy, and powerful purchasers. I want you to know how to serve yourselves and your companies well, today and in the future.

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