Top 50 Technical Writers on the Web

I’ve made a list of the top 50 technical writers with a web presence. Some of these you might know, such as Darren Barefoot and Tom Johnson. I have also added some other writers from India, Russia and Israel to reach out to a wider audience. I’m sure there are others that I’ve missed. Let me know and I’ll update the list.

I’ve made a list of the top 50 technical writers with a web presence. Some of these you might know, such as Darren Barefoot and Tom Johnson. I have also added some other writers from India, Russia and Israel to reach out to a wider audience. I’m sure there are others that I’ve missed. Let me know and I’ll update the list.
This week’s new additions include Alan Houser, Char James-Tanny, Cheryl Locket-Zubak , Colum McAndrew, Joe Welinske, Michael Hughes, and Paul Mueller.
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Process Design Tutorial #5 | What do I need to capture in my business processes?

Process Design Tutorial #5 | What do I need to capture in my business processes?

In this week’s process modeling tutorial, I’m going to look at what do I need to capture in my business process. Some of you have written in asking for more background on what you need to capture in your process maps. Needless to say, it depends on the complexity of the project, but, at a minimum, you’re looking to capture the following. Continue reading “Process Design Tutorial #5 | What do I need to capture in my business processes?”

What kind to Technical Documents should I write for Java projects?

What kind to technical documents should I write for Java project?

People email me all the time asking questions about technical writing and other documentation related questions. I was recently asked how to start ‘documentating for a banking solution which is been developed in Java on Open-Source platform. What kind to documents should i write for this project?’ Now, there isn’t much to go on here, so… Continue reading “What kind to Technical Documents should I write for Java projects?”

Twitter Updates for 2009-06-23

Snagit Tip – How to create a Mirror edge at the bottom of your screenshots

Snagit Tip – How to create a Mirror edge at the bottom of your screenshots

There are many ways to do this but this is how I create that nice mirror effect you see at the end of product images and screenshots. Continue reading “Snagit Tip – How to create a Mirror edge at the bottom of your screenshots”

DITA specialization in Adobe FrameMaker 9

DITA Specialization lets you define new information classifications that can be structural or a new domain specification. Structural specialization in DITA lets you define new topic or map structures derived from base topics and maps, such as concept, task, or reference whereas domain specialization in DITA lets you define markup for a specific information domain or subject area, such as programming or hardware.

DITA Specialization lets you define new information classifications that can be structural or a new domain specification. Continue reading “DITA specialization in Adobe FrameMaker 9”

Process Design – How many swim lanes should I add to the flowchart diagrams?

How many swim lanes should I add to the process design diagrams?Another part of the process design package is the flowchart diagrams. One area where I’m getting a little stuck is deciding how many swim lanes to add to the Visio diagrams. To get things rolling I have created three Visio diagrams with 2, 3 and 4 swim lanes. Take a look here.The question is: which one will be business analysts use the most?Regards,IvanTwitter @ivanwalsh
Another part of the process design package is the flowchart diagrams. One area where I’m getting a little stuck is deciding how many swim lanes to add to the Visio diagrams. To get things rolling I have created three Visio diagrams with 2, 3 and 4 swim lanes. Take a look here.

How many swim lanes should I add to the process design diagrams?
Another part of the process design package is the flowchart diagrams. One area where I’m getting a little stuck is deciding how many swim lanes to add to the Visio diagrams. To get things rolling I have created three Visio diagrams with 2, 3 and 4 swim lanes.
The question is: which one will be business analysts use the most?
Another part of the process design package is the flowchart diagrams. One area where I’m getting a little stuck is deciding how many swim lanes to add to the Visio diagrams. To get things rolling I have created three Visio diagrams with 2, 3 and 4 swim lanes. Take a look here.
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How many swim lanes should I add to the process design diagrams?
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Follow Friday – News and Views June 3

Follow Friday – News and Views June 3rd 2009. Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s news. Next week, I’ll add more info on upcoming XML authoring software releases and the new Google Wave platform.

smileHere’s a roundup of some of this week’s news. Next week, I’ll add more info on upcoming XML authoring software releases and the new Google Wave platform. Continue reading “Follow Friday – News and Views June 3”