Here are some of our top take-aways from LavaCon Las Vegas 2016:
The basic topic types (concept, task, reference) were developed based on cognitive science – what we understood over 20 years ago about how the brain works and how people learn. A new approach, combining the latest cognitive science with information mapping, has yielded a new authoring methodology. Learn more about this from Precision Content.
MadCap Software, famous for the authoring tool Flare, now offers a component content management system (CCMS), Central. Central is free to all until the end of 2016.
Many low-cost alternatives are available for companies that cannot or will not spend many tens of thousands of dollars on a CCMS. One promising low-cost CCMS is XDocs from Bluestream.
Other low-cost solutions can be created by combining the latest HTML technologies. For example, you can combine Oxygen, a low-cost XML editor that supports topic-based authoring, with GitHub, a code repository product that can be used effectively to manage customer content.
Look for more information on low cost CCMS alternatives in future blog posts and webinars from Saiff Solutions, or ask us!
Documentation managers of all experience levels met with our CEO Barry Saiff for an engaging discussion. Barry Saiff has 30+ years of combined global technical writing and documentation manager experience.