Re: Essential software/programming skills for TC?

Subject: Re: Essential software/programming skills for TC?
From: Phil <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>, TECHWR-L list <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, al -dot- geist -at- geistassoicates -dot- com
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 22:04:52 +0800

Apologies, that should have been addressed to Al.

(Didn't we just have a thread on the follies of top-quoting?... ;-)

:)


On 7 Dec 2010, at 21:57, Phil wrote:

> Thanks Mike, yeah I'm trialling Camtasia from TechSmith at the moment. I have a lead for some screencasting work at the back end of next year. I'm not really clear on what 'SnagIt' adds to the Camtasia, but I'll be sure to check that out now over at TechSmith's website.
>
> I know what you mean about Adobe. I'm trying to avoid all things Adobe where I can find alternatives (I also don't much like their interfaces on top of their prices!). I've used Quark for some years, and now Nitro for pdf creations; I'm trialling Flare at the moment too, but they are big on locking you into a $400/year upgrade which is putting me off somewhat. That was really what occasioned this thread. I'm trying to figure out how much I need Flare, and whether it's worth the substantial investment.
>
> Best
>
> Phil
> On 7 Dec 2010, at 22:37, Al Geist wrote:
>
>> Mike Starr wrote:
>> "Content management is the wave of the future"
>>
>> I agree, but in most cases, keeping your head above water is paramount. If
>> you can to that, then you can start looking into content management and so
>> on. Of course, I say this because I am the lone writer (my staff was cut to
>> me over the last two years) and I'm trying to keep up with about 100
>> engineers. I am able to do this because I wrote a significant portion of the
>> company's documentation over the last four years, so I know where to cut and
>> paste from, but I have never had the time, and probably will never have the
>> time to set up a solid, efficient content management program.
>>
>> With that said, I do agree that WordPress and PHP are good things to get
>> familiar with, and I just returned to Corel's products after Adobe priced
>> themselves out of my budget. CSS and the latest HTML flavor are always good
>> things to have in your back pocket, as are any product from TechSmith (such
>> as SnagIt).
>>
>> Al Geist
>> Technical Communicator, Hel, Web Design, Video, Photography
>> Office/Msg: 802-872-9190
>> Cell: 802-578-3964
>> E-mail: al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com
>> Website: www.geistassociates.com
>>
>> See Also
>> Fine Art Photography
>>
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>> them." (Albert Einstein)
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