Why Should I Care About DITA?

Once you’ve gotten the answer to the “What is DITA?” question, you’re probably ready to think about “Why Should I care?” And it’s a question you should be asking yourself if you work on creating technical content as part of your day-to-day job. Continue reading ...

Updating Your Approach to Authoring: DITA Alternatives

When you and your team, and even your boss, come to the conclusion that “there’s got to be a better way” to author technical content, your research will most likely point to DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) as the alternative to the word processing, copy-and-paste, formatting, and versioning nightmare you’ve worked in for so long. Continue reading ...

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Phases of DITA Adoption

No matter how enthusiastic you and your team might be, DITA Adoption is not something you can accomplish overnight. DITA adoption is a major investment of time and effort, requiring careful planning and implementation, as well as management support and participation. Continue reading ...

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8 Content Pain Points that Implementing DITA Solves

Summer replay: The people in your organization who control the budgets look hard at things like ROI, productivity, KPI (Key Performance Indicators), and resolving business pain points before agreeing to open the company wallet. Among the items you need to make the case for implementing DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is solid proof of the pain points it can solve. Continue reading ...

What is DITA

What Is DITA?

What is DITA? Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is the best way to be smart about writing and publishing your business content. It leverages XML (eXtensible Markup Language) to make your content intelligent, versatile, manageable, and portable. Continue reading ...

Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12

Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12 First Look Review

With the release of FrameMaker 12, Adobe offers a new product that also can be purchased as a standalone XML authoring tool, without all the typical FrameMaker bells and whistles that often don’t apply to DITA or other XML authors. Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12 is for people who like the FrameMaker interface (or are just used to it), but only need it for XML or DITA content. Continue reading ...