Much has been written about the habits of effective and successful teams. Very few articles actually talk about how to develop them. This blog post aims to fill that gap.
In this post, I'll share five techniques our teams here at K15t have adopted to align the efforts of tech writers and marketers in support of one another. Together they constitute a light and fast approach to making changes that aren't big, difficult, or complicated. They're about teaching your old docs new tricks.
Tuesday's technical documentation conference in Munich featured many interesting topics – such as digitalization, connectivity, and creative writing – but two technologies really took center stage: virtual and augmented reality. Will they change the techcomm industry?
Why is Confluence our tool of choice when it comes to documenting UX design concepts and why should you use it? The answer: collaboration, flexibility and a single source of truth.
Nowadays, translators use software to make their daily work easier and it's quickly becoming obvious that a standardized file format is needed. XLIFF is an odds-on favorite for making translation files universally practical.
Some of our team members recently took advantage of K15t Software's Pledge 1% partnership to spend a sunny afternoon cleaning up Stuttgart's forest trails.
Writing high-quality content (no matter what type) is extremely difficult, but using automated content optimization can definitely help you tackle this challenge. I'd even go so far as to claim that optimization tools are part of a great writing process. Why? Read on to find out.
Confluence is a leader in the content collaboration tool space, allowing entire organizations to access and contribute to information within a single centralized knowledge hub. Sometimes however, Confluence users need to export this documented knowledge as PDFs to fulfill business requirements. Here are four important factors to consider before choosing a Confluence PDF exporter.
A few photos and thoughts from a packed marathon week at the first-ever Atlassian Summit Europe – see what stood out for us in Barcelona.
No one knows what the future of technical writing looks like. You can however get a pretty good idea if you have a look at the characteristics and philosophies of the people who are newly entering the profession. As a teacher of technical writers, I get to see generation Y in action all the time and perhaps my observations about their ideas and reactions to different editorial systems are an indicator of what is to come.
Right in time for the kickoff of the first Atlassian Summit Europe, we're releasing a major user experience overhaul of one of the Marketplace's best selling add-ons: Scroll PDF Exporter for Confluence Server. Now, everyone can quickly and easily create templates to export Confluence content as richly-styled PDFs. Credit goes to the new visual template editor in Scroll PDF Exporter 4.0, with a real-time preview and fine-grained control over the styling and export properties of Confluence-based PDF documents.
As the technical lead in charge of Backbone's JIRA Data Center compatibility implementation, Matthias would like to take you behind the scenes and share how he solved some tricky development challenges.
The time of wikis' widespread popularity are long gone. And yet, the enterprise wiki Atlassian Confluence is more popular than ever. Our guest author found six reasons why this isn't a contradiction and may have unearthed the secret recipe behind Confluence's trend-bucking success.
We started using HipChat a few years ago and it has been working like a charm – no wonder chat apps are experiencing tremendous growth. While live chat helps us keep up, it can also be a source of constant distraction – detrimental when you need to get things done.
Tekom OpenLab 2017 – a one-day 'unconference' where techcomm enthusiasts meet to discuss the industry's hottest topics. And because sharing is caring, I'm excited to share some pointers I picked up in this short summary.
Between the massive Summit conference, and the AtlasCamp developer event that directly follows, nearly 20 of us will make the journey from Germany with big product release news and even some secret 'skunkworks' products to demo on May 2nd–5th.
If you're a Confluence user you have probably tried to create a template for blog posts. Unfortunately, Confluence doesn't support them. Don't worry though, I came up with a solution that everyone can implement.
Teams working on large-scale projects that span across departments and B2B borders need tools that enable everyone to be on the same page at the same time. With its latest release, Backbone Issue Sync 3.2 is now compatible with JIRA Data Center providing the uninterrupted stability and data synchronization enterprises need to ensure their teams keep moving forward.
The gap between technical communicators and content marketers can be a daunting one, but the benefits realized by building the bridge makes it well worth the effort.
Giving images in a collaboration platform new life with interactivity can help all kinds of teams work better together – and we have three examples that prove it right here in our own office using Confluence and the Scroll ImageMap add-on.