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An Introduction to DITA

Writing, compiling, and maintaining documentation is a necessary evil. While moving to DITA might not improve the quality of your documentation, it can streamline the process of creating and managing those documents.

Nesbitt, Scott. InformIT (2006). Articles>Documentation>XML>DITA


Cleaning Your Web Pages with HTML Tidy

A detailed article on using the HTML Tidy utility to clear up problems in an HTML file.

Nesbitt, Scott. InformIT (2004). Articles>Web Design>HTML>Software


Creating Presentations with OperaShow

An article discussing how to use the Opera Web browser as a presentation tool.

Nesbitt, Scott. InformIT (2004). Articles>Presentations>Software


DocBook Conversions with XFC

There are a number of tools available for transforming DocBook XML documents to various formats. All of these tools have strengths, as well as some noticeable weaknesses and drawbacks. This article looks at the benefits of using the XMLmind FO Converter, a graphical, highly configurable, and cross-platform application designed to transform DocBook XML files to any supported output format.

Nesbitt, Scott. InformIT (2005). Articles>Documentation>Standards>DocBook


Introducing WordPress

In this lesson, you learn the basics of WordPress, different ways you can run WordPress, and ways to create your account on WordPress.com.

Tomasi, Chuck and Kreg Steppe. InformIT (2010). Articles>Content Management>Blogging>WordPress


Mapping Between XML and Relational Data

This chapter explores the various methods for mapping between XML and relational data models. It focuses on the underlying fundamentals: goals and requirements for mapping between XML and relational data; issues that arise when mapping, such as handling of datatypes and order; and when a particular technique can or cannot support update operations.

Draper, Denise. InformIT (2004). Design>Information Design>XML


Task-Oriented Writing for Techies

Learn how to become a more effective writer by ensuring your topics are task oriented, focused on the user's needs, and presented from the user's perspective. You'll learn to divide task information into tasks and subtasks; provide clear, imperative, and usable steps; and keep the conceptual clutter from how-to information.

Wilde, Elizabeth, Michelle Carey, Gretchen Hargis, Ann Kilty Hernandez, Polly Hughes, Deirdre Longo and Shannon Rouiller. InformIT (2004). Articles>Writing>Information Design>Planning


Thinking Outside the Box-Shaped Photo: How to Create Cool Photo Edges in Photoshop CS2

Don't be satisfied with boring rectangular photos! Thanks to Photoshop, you can use simple techniques to create amazing edge effects and cool artistic borders that can add the ultimate finishing touch to your photos. Dave Cross shows you how easy it is to create many different variations from three key techniques.

Cross, Dave. InformIT (2006). Design>Graphic Design>Software>Adobe Photoshop


Which Hosted Wiki Is Right for You?

A look at three hosted wiki services that are free or relatively cheap to use and provide easy tools to set up your wiki within minutes.

Nesbitt, Scott. InformIT (2006). Articles>Web Design>Content Management


Why You Should Include an XML Declaration

Although XML declarations are optional, every XML document should have one. An XML declaration helps both human users and automated software identify the document as XML. It identifies the version of XML in use, specifies the character encoding, and can even help optimize the parsing. Most importantly, it's a crucial clue that what you're reading is in fact an XML document in environments where file type information is unavailable or unreliable.

Harold, Elliotte Rusty. InformIT (2004). Articles>Information Design>XML

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