In order to WOOO, technical communicators must shift from a WYSIWYG to a WYSIOO philosophy. And in a globalised world, XLIFF is becoming a lynchpin for L10N, but sometimes I18N can be accomplished through STE. RSS is proving to be useful for purposes other than textual content, but technical communicators may find developments in SWF creation more fun. For technical illustrations, SVG offers advantages not only for creators of diagrams, but for users of documentation. While initially XUL and XAML may seem to be something for programmers to dream about, technical communicators will find that these technologies will cause screen capture techniques to change from raster to vector. And we haven’t even touched on ISO 26514, S1000D and DITA yet! Time to STOP! In this Webinar, the bewildering acronyms that have an immediate and specific relevance to the technical communication world will be explained, and the significance of the ideas, methodologies, technologies and standards behind them revealed.

About the Presenter: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tony Self (@hyperwrite) has over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator. For over 20 years, Tony has worked in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, and XML documents. In 1993, he founded HyperWrite, a company providing training and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology strategy. Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. He is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee (and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee), is an adjunct teaching fellow at Swinburne University, and is the Director of Training for TCTrainNet, a training initiative of tekom, the German professional association for technical communicators.