Weekly Round-up: Styling Developer Documentation, Empathy, Problem Words, Auditors, and More

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Here's K15t Software's 30th weekly social web round-up for technical writers, information architects, and content strategists – sharing 150+ links.

This week's top story from the Atlassian Developers blog: “A New Viewport in Confluence"

A New Viewport in Confluence

Travis Smith of Atlassian explains how they mixed static webpages and developer documentation written and managed in Confluence, using our add-on Scroll Viewport: "An excellent way to display Confluence content with custom skins" Read more

Why Don’t You Have a Writer in Your UX Team?

A new theme is emerging in the user experience (UX) world: Empathy, or putting humanity into technology. Because writers deal with emotions all the time, Georgina Laidlaw comes to the conclusion: "Your UX team needs writers." Read more

Problem Words that Give Writers Trouble

The Acrolinx blog has compiled a list of problem words that writers tend to get wrong. Part 1 starts with "Affect and Effect", while part 2 covers problem words like "Fewer and Less" – including explanations and examples. Read more

Natural Born Auditors

In regulated industries, a technical writer's work is subject to several audits. Dan Goldstein has found parallels between auditors and writers – e.g. digging deep for information: "If you enjoy it as a writer, you’ll enjoy it as an auditor." Read more


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