Learn about DITA Short Descriptions with Keith Schengili-Roberts, IXIASOFT DITA Specialist, and Joe Storbeck, Senior Structured Data Analyst at Jana, during their FREE webinar on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, hosted by CIDM.
Just click on the gotowebinar link above to register - it's free!
Short Descriptions Shouldn't Be a Tall Order: Writing Effective Short Descriptions
DITA short descriptions have gotten a bad rap over the years, and what was designed to be an essential tool to help technical writers craft better topics and aid readers to narrow down their search for the right content, is perceived by many to be a chore or an afterthought. IXIASOFT DITA Specialist, Keith Schengili-Roberts and JANA Inc.'s Senior Structured Data Analyst, Joe Storbeck got together and wrote an OASIS white paper how and why crafting effective short descriptions are among the most important things a DITA-based technical writer can do. Keith and Joe will examine how to write effective short description for concepts, references and troubleshooting topic types as well as for maps and APIs. This presentation will cover why short descriptions are a good idea (really!), how they make finding content easier for readers, can increase the SEO for your online documents, and much more.
If you are looking to understand why short descriptions are important and how to craft them properly, don’t miss this presentation!