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A nice marina in San Diego. Fuji X20, aperture priority, some mild tweaks in Apple Photos.
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5/3/17
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Structured Content Meets Taxonomy

The last couple of years, I've been working on some fascinating projects integrating standards-based taxonomies with structured content (primarily DITA XML). This free web session by +Andreas Blumauer and me discusses how to combine these two approaches. It's on June 7th. You'll learn about:
- Benefits and principles of granular structured content, and how to start preparing your own content for this new architecture.
- Best practices for linking structured content to standards-based taxonomies, and some pitfalls to avoid
- The underlying semantic architecture that you can work toward for a truly mature and scalable approach to linking content and data
- Key use cases that you can apply to your own organization

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1129055887164569090

#taxonomy #structuredcontent #intelligentcontent #ux #standards #metadata #skos #ditaxml

I'm informally researching for an upcoming event. Have most marketers (including content marketers) heard the term "structured content". And are they, on the whole, intrigued, indifferent, or horrified by the idea?

This could be any sense of "structured content" including Schema.org markup, COPE-style approaches in a Web CMS, or hardcore XML stuff! Or just having heard the term and having no idea what it means.

#marketing #contentmarketing

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Could anyone help me pick a profile photo? This is for LinkedIn, conference bios, etc. I've narrowed the choice down to these two. They're very similar but the head angle & expression are slightly different. Which one looks better in your opinion?
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It's becoming quite common these days to manage XML-based content in Git or Mercurial. It can work very well, but the 3-way merges can catch you out sometimes unless you have an XML-aware diff tool. Here's why.

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Lots of writers — my dad included — complain about redundant usages. But redundancy often clarified or adds meaning. An unjustified fear of sounding redundant leads writers to adopt unnatural or abrupt phrasing, without the usual nuances & hints.

#WritingStyle #GrammarPolice #Writing

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WYSIWYG wasn't just a comfort blanket. It helped writers do their jobs. We can't go back, but must make up for the missing components of author assurance.

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Author assurance is probably the most important factor in structured authoring tool usability and productivity.

This post is the first in a series that I started writing three years ago.

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Return of the humans

Technology is stabilising somewhat — yes, there are new development frameworks out all the time, exciting things with IOT, and steady advances in AI, but in the big picture, things are settling and consolidating a bit. What we now need to work on is making the most of human insight and judgement to harness the power of systems in a more transparent way.
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