Tech Writer This Week for July 5, 2012

Tech Writer This Week for July 5, 2012 – TechWhirl

TechWhirl’s Weekly Roundup of the best technical communications and technical writing posts on the web.

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In Tech Comm, Tom Johnson (idratherbewiting.com) gets back to basics and returns to the the topic of findability. Mark Baker (everypageispageone.com) talks about the shibboleths of technical communication. For those of you (like me) who are unaware of what that means, as I was, a shibboleth is a test that separates the trustworthy from the suspect. Laura Johnson (flareforhelp.com) is hosting a webinar on “Transforming Your WebHelp to a Printed Document Using Mediums and CSS” on July 10. Registration is required for this free event. And Sarah O’Keefe (scriptorium.com) digs into how incumbency bias affects tech comm tool selection.

In Content Strategy, Mark Armstrong (markarms.tumblr.com) says curation only exists because this is an incredible time for creation, and User Experience offers five tips for effective UX leadership. We round things out with a post from the Smart Data Collective where instructional design and UX intersect–in understanding learning styles.

Technical Communication

Returning to Findability | I'd Rather Be Writing4 days ago … I want to return to the series and finish off the 100 posts. To recap, here are a few findability tips that came out of …
Shibboleths of Technical Communication | Every Page is Page OneA shibboleth is a test which separates friends from enemies, insiders from outsiders, the trustworthy from the suspect. In medieval Engla…
Register for My Webinar Scheduled for July 10th | A Flare for Help4 days ago … Transforming Your WebHelp to a Printed Document Using Mediums and CSS. Jul 10, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time). At first g…
The true cost of incumbency bias | Scriptorium PublishingThe true cost of incumbency bias July 3rd, 2012 by Sarah O’Keefe When selecting authoring and publishing tools, there is an unfortunate h…

Content Strategy

Navigating the Culture of Curation in a Content World – Contently3 days ago … Mark Armstrong is the creator of Longreads, a website that curates longform journalism from around the web. He's als…

User Experience

5 Tips for Effective UX Leadership | UX Magazine5 days ago … Somewhere in the world, a desperate user cries out for a UX hero. In the city, a lost tourist is looking for his hotel u…
How Individual Learning Styles Improve the User Experience | SmartData CollectiveEvery website has a certain purpose, be it to inform people, create a community, or sell stuff. At the same time, people who visit a webs…
In conclusion, we hope our US readers enjoyed celebrating Independence Day!
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Craig Cardimon

Craig Cardimon wears many hats and loves all of them -- technical communicator, content curator, and freelance copywriter. In his not-so-copious spare time, he reads, writes, runs on the local trail, and watches way too much "retro" TV.

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