If you are moving into topic-based authoring using the DITA standard and/or implementing a Content Management System, dosage see the CIDM primer on Information Modeling.
When it comes to converting your current documents to DITA, capsule Jacquie Samuels provides a succinct discussion of what’s involved in this article in TechWhirl.
Getting Started — DITA Style Guide of Best Practices from Tony Self and published by Oxygen is good reference for getting started in DITA authoring.
Working with DITA 1.2 — When you are working in DITA, global burden of disease OASIS has a handy quick reference guide to all DITA 1.2 Elements.
About DITA 1.3 — If you want to learn more about the draft DITA 1.3 specification, you can see this nicely rendered publication from Suite Solutions.
DITA and Translation
This article discusses the role DITA plays in globalizing your content. It also has links to discussions around practices for authors and content managers.
XDocs uses the DITA OT for publishing. For more information about the DITA OT, see the DITA-OT.org documentation
As we find more, linkable useful resources, we will add them to this page.
Bluestream’s flagship product is the XDocs Component Content Management System (CCMS). XDocs is an out-of-the-box enterprise DITA CMS that installs and deploys in hours, syringe
rather than days.
The XDocs CCMS addresses your increasingly complex demands for content.
you and your content team can create, remedy
find, update, manage, translate, and deliver content with unparalleled agility. XDocs components were designed with your authors, reviewers, editors, managers, translators, publishers, and customers in mind.
XDocs allows for the most flexible enterprise content solution.
- XDocs is scalable and can adjust to any number of system users to accommodate growth in your company.
- XDocs is modular, so you can purchase the components that you need now and add more components at any time.
- XDocs is customizable. While the CCMS is fully-functional and feature-rich right out-of-the-box, you can create custom workflows, extended metadata, searches, publishes, and more.
Whether your team includes numerous members who are spread across the globe or a couple of content-creators working in the same office, XDocs delivers incomparable value—allowing you to deliver the most up-to-date content to your customers. XDocs is the most affordable, complete DITA CCMS.
Maximize the value of your content
XDocs allows you to harness the power of DITA and maximize the efficiency for all your technical, marketing, and organizational communications—throughout an entire content lifecycle and into the next.
Learn more about the XDocs CCMS on our Resources page where you will find brochures, webinars, and more.