Bob started in SGML/XML in the mid-to-early 90s at Lucent. He transformed from a technical writer to data modeler, DTD writer, legacy data conversion specialist, and stylesheet developer.
He discusses with us a bit of his history, gives some advice for people just getting started, and discusses qualities, qualifications, and profile of folks doing these kinds of tasks. He talks many of the tools he’s used over the years and what it takes to use them.
Live tweet stream from the webinar == “DITA Style in Arbortext. It’s Easy!” — rounded up in one post.
Earlier today, Liz Fraley, from Single-Sourcing Solutions, showed some best practices for doing DITA stylesheets in Arbortext Styler. She talked about understanding fall-back processing, using read-only stylesheets, and doing modular stylesheet development. All of these things contribute to a successful DITA implementation and a productive environment.