RE: Usability

Subject: RE: Usability
From: Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>
To: Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>, tech writer tech writer <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 06:30:21 +0000

Hi Bobbi,
The difference between XML, XHTML etc on one hand and usability and information architecture on the other hand is that the former is a 'harder' skill, and the latter 'softer'. Harder skills are best during downturns, when companies revert to bare bones and reduce fluff. Soft skill are better during upturns, when companies invest in 'nice-to-have' stuff, even in the form of part time employment opportunities as someone already mentioned.
My 2 cents.

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