Weekly Round-up: Tech Writing Handbook, Confluence Team Space Or Project Space, and More

Here's K15t Software's weekly social web round-up for technical writers, information architects, and content strategists.
 

This week's top story is a microsite from Dozuki: "Tech Writing Handbook"

Tech Writing Handbook

This amazing microsite from Dozuki will teach you how to create everything from manuals to work instructions: "We'll help you avoid the most common pitfalls of tech writing, from poor planning to outdated publishing." Read more

Should You Create a Confluence Space for Your Team or for Each Project?

For Atlassian, the answer to the title of this blog post, is ‘both’. Part 1 of this two-part blog series explains how to create and organize team spaces in Confluence.

Part 2 covers how to create a space for a project, and gives examples of a project space on Atlassian's intranet. Read more

What Every Company Should Know About Agile Software Development

In the MIT Technology Review, Atlassian's General Manager Eric Wittman explains the value auf Agile development methods, and why waterfalls literally fall down: "More than anything else, agile is a shift in organizational culture." Read more

How to Make Your Intranet Worthy of Trust

Corporate intranets should be the most trusted source of information about the company. William Amurgis has identified attributes and behaviors, and provides twelve tips to make your intranet more trustworthy. Read more (Sorry, this content has been removed by its creator)

Why everything is OK

Andy Hertzfeld, one of the fathers of Macintosh, writes about how "OK" became the universal "go ahead and do this" for modern user interfaces.

Gordon R. Meyer from Usable Help stumbled across Andy's post and notes: "The reason might surprise you, or at least make you laugh." Read more

Did you miss something in this collection? What blew your mind this week?

Please leave a comment if you've found other techcomm-related news on the web! Or send us an email to info@k15t.com.


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