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Check if or check that? Or: Have you tried turning if off and on again?

How often do we read or write that we should check something? Example: "Check if the computer is connected to power." Clear message, no misunderstanding. But what if it says: "Check that the computer is connected to power." more ...

Ten questions for Ines Lasch, intern at parson

Ines Lasch just finished her vocational training as a technical writer and is doing an eight-week internship at parson. We asked her ten questions. more ...

Vocational Training for Technical Communicators. How Does it Work?

Anja Schiel, trainee, and Ulrike Parson, CEO of parson AG, offer their insights into the vocational training for technical communicators. more ...

Make Technical Documentation Intelligent - From Content Management to Content Delivery

In this article, Martin Kreutzer and Ulrike Parson describe how you fill content-delivery portals with intelligent information so that users quickly get the right answers to their questions. more ...

parson's mentoring program

You sent the job application and the interview went well. Now comes your first day at work. Everything is strange: colleagues whose names you immediately forget, business processes, the ERP system. Even the coffee machine doesn't work right away. And where was that meeting room again? more ...

"UA Europe" Impressions #1

Kraków is a beautiful town and – centrally located in the heart of Europe – the perfect place for the conference. There are participants from more than twenty countries: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain ...

 

The talks focus on mobile help and general technical documentation topics.

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Dave Gash presented an overview on HTML5, and I learned a new phrase: "pave the cowpaths". This principle is often applied on campuses. You look where the students form the paths and then formalize (pave) them.

 

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The HTML5 semantic elements are based on the same logic. If there is a widespread way for web designers to accomplish a task, it should be codified in HTML5. W3C has defined, for example, semantic tags for div tags like header, nav, section, and aside. See http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/#pave-the-cowpaths.

 

More information about the UA Europe: http://www.uaconference.eu/.

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