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The parson mug prize draw #7

Bye bye beautiful beaches, welcome to the city! Our mug explored one of the biggest cities in the world. 24 million people live here, and the name means city upon the sea. It also has the longest metro system (637 km). more ...

Working in self-organizing teams. Or: how we get rid of management

Today's world is VUCA : volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Companies are facing complex challenges such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. Those who do not respond fast, may be driven out of the market. more ...

Office Pets. Part II: Blacky and Felix

This is the second (and last) part of our blog series about office pets. This time, we present Blacky and Felix, two brothers. They are six years old, curious, and always hungry. more ...

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 ...

"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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