Information Modeling

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.

CIDM Primer on Information Modelling

DITA Conversion

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.

Converting Documents to DITA

DITA Authoring

Getting Started — DITA Style Guide of Best Practices from Tony Self and published by Oxygen is good reference for getting started in DITA authoring.

DITA Style Guide of Best Practices

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.

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 1.3 Draft Overview

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.

Globalizing Your Content


XDocs uses the DITA OT for publishing. For more information about the DITA OT, see the documentation

DITA OT 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.

End-to-end, approved
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.


Most flexible

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.

Incomparable value

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.