Weekly Round-up: Styling Developer Documentation, Empathy, Problem Words, Auditors, and More
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
Are you still writing your documentation in a word processor? Here's someone who wants to say something to you: