As the new year begins, the Scriptorium team is looking back at our blog posts for 2016. We wish you the best in 2017—and watch for merriment during the year as we celebrate our 20th anniversary.
Tina Meißner of parson AG cowrote this case study. This case study shows how Scriptorium Publishing created the free DITA learning website LearningDITA.com by combining the DITA learning and training specialization, GitHub, XSLT, video, and WordPress—and how parson AG adapted those technologies to develop the German site, … Read More
Thinking about migrating unstructured content to XML? Take a hard look at your existing desktop publishing workflow. The maturity of your DTP process will have a big impact on a move to XML. Following a template-based DTP workflow is not just about implementing best-practice processes. … Read More
You have a content strategy plan. Management has agreed to fund implementation. Time for the happy dance, right? A little celebration is in order. But you still have to prove your new strategy will work in the real world. Showing early success with an “easy … Read More
Delight is the difference between what you and your team cost, and the revenue you directly (or indirectly) produce (or protect). This concept is as important to charities as hedge funds. Andy Kessler & Bruce Clarke You may not think that “delighting” customers is part … Read More
Do you need a content strategy consultant? If the following signs are uncomfortably familiar to you, the answer is yes: You have contradictory content across departments. Customers get frustrated when the specifications in product literature don’t match what’s in the sales content they read earlier. … Read More
Balancing the standardization of structured content against creative requirements is not just about formatting. When companies choose an XML standard, such as DITA or DocBook, they must evaluate whether to use the default structure or modify it to better fit requirements. The discussion about such … Read More