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.