Building a DITA Content Strategy

Adopting DITA without a content strategy is like driving without a map or a specific destination. Without one, you’ll eventually get somewhere, but it might not be where you wanted to be. And you may need to backtrack a lot to get there. You definitely need a DITA content strategy before you start looking for tools. Continue reading ...

Applying DITA to an Enterprise

Although DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) began its evolution in the technical publications arena, its nature as a data model for structuring content means that there is no inherent reason to limit DITA to tech pubs teams or content. Think enterprise DITA adoption. Continue reading ...

DITA Content Audit Q&A

A big portion of your DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) adoption effort is converting and managing legacy content. The DITA content audit helps prepare you to convert your content to DITA. Continue reading ...

DITA-Darwin Information Typing Architecture

What Does DITA Look Like?

For authors and others embarking on implementation of Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), it can be very helpful to get a preview of exactly what you’ll be working with before the implementation gets underway. This article answers the typical question authors have: what does DITA look like? Continue reading ...

DITA-Darwin Information Typing Architecture

Intro to DITA: TechWhirl Fast 5 Roundtable

What happens when three DITA experts get together to talk about DITA to people who are new to the subject? They start talking in limericks. Patrick Bosek and Stephen Morse (from easyDITA), and Jacquie Samuels had frank and friendly video discussion about DITA with an eye towards the DITA newbie. Continue reading ...

How Does DITA Change Authoring?

Today, authors must deliver content designed for quick consumption a whole array of media. And authors working within Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) must shift their thinking about the content writing process itself. Because within the DITA model, you no longer write books or even chapters. You write topics. Continue reading ...

Who Adopts DITA?

Who Adopts DITA? And Who Shouldn’t Try?

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), with its promise of more structured content authoring and publishing, appeals to a wide variety of businesses that manage large quantities of technical content. Take a look at your business and your content environment when you answer the question "Who adopts DITA?" Continue reading ...