Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie

Subject: Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie
From: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:10:47 -0800

"My question is as follows: I have a limited amount of $ to spend on
training, so given where the industry is headed, what utilit(ies) training
should I pursue?"

I would learn the basics of HTML (http://www.w3schools.com/html/), CSS (
http://www.w3schools.com/css/), and the concepts behind DITA XML (
http://dita.xml.org/resource-directory).

Play with Madcap Flare, as suggested. Get the free downloads of Screenflow
or Captivate and make a few sample how-to videos.

hth

Chris


On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:09 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:

> What tools were you familiar with last time around?
>
> I'm not sure you need to spend money on training. Adobe and MadCap
> have 30-day free trials. You can buy a 10-user copy of Confluence for
> free.
>
> The books in Adobe's Classroom in a Book series are sometimes quite good.
>
> It's useful to be able to read and edit HTML and CSS at a fairly advanced
> level.
>
> On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 10:25 AM, W. Michael Webster <getmike72 -at- me -dot- com>
> wrote:
> > Hello all! I was a tech writer for 8 years before becoming a stay home
> dad for the last 5. I am venturing back into the field, rust in tow. My
> question is as follows: I have a limited amount of $ to spend on training,
> so given where the industry is headed, what utilit(ies) training should I
> pursue?
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Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: W. Michael Webster
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Robert Lauriston

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