Customizing DITA output

November 5, 2018

At DITA Europe in Rotterdam, I spoke about producing custom output with DITA Open Toolkit and suggested it may no longer be quite as hard as you recall.

DITA-OT³ Markdown Support

November 30, 2017

As of version 3.0, DITA Open Toolkit supports Markdown out-of-the-box along with the alternative authoring formats proposed for Lightweight DITA.

DITA Open Toolkit Docs Process

November 14, 2016

At DITA Europe this year, I’ll be speaking about how the DITA Open Toolkit project uses DITA features and open-source tools to build the toolkit documentation.

API docs in DITA and Markdown

March 5, 2016

I spoke in London at the Write The Docs mini-conference on Documenting APIs hosted by the UK’s Government Digital Service, the team behind the GOV.UK website.

DITA Users Berlin meetup

February 22, 2016

Join our first meetup to learn how Markdown can help you to simplify the authoring process and gather input from contributors who are less familiar with DITA.

Roundtripping DITA–XLIFF Conversions

June 3, 2015

At the XLIFF Symposium in Berlin, I showed how to transform XML files from the Darwin Information Typing Architecture to a single XLIFF file and back.

Contributing to the Toolkit via GitHub

November 20, 2014

Now that the DITA Open Toolkit is hosted on GitHub, it’s easier than ever to contribute changes to the DITA-OT source code or the documentation.

Using Icon Fonts in DITA Projects

November 19, 2014

This year at DITA Europe in Munich, I showed how to use scalable vector icons in DITA projects to ensure that output renders sharply at any resolution. ✨

Automating DITA Builds (Seattle Edition)

April 28, 2014

After presenting at DITA Europe in Munich last year, I was invited to give the talk at this year’s Content Management Strategies/DITA North America in Seattle.

Automating DITA Builds

November 15, 2013

At DITA Europe 2013 in Munich, I’ll be speaking on “Automating DITA Builds — Lightweight Continuous Integration for Documentation Projects”.

Talk @ tekom: Social Versioning

January 20, 2011

At this year’s tekom spring conference, I’ll be speaking on the use of distributed version control systems for collaborative authoring of documentation.

Accessible Documentation

June 4, 2010

Today I spoke on the relationship between technical documentation and accessibility for a W3C event at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam.