Information Architecture: Using Cards To Index, Organize and Structure User-Focused Websites

One of the alternative careers I’ve considered as a Technical Writer is Information Architecture. Information Architecture is worth considering if you’re attracted to organization of data, for example, indexing, rather than writing. I get a bit tired to typing at times and enjoy other tech comms activities such as analysis, diagramming, and documentation planning. This short article gives some insight into how Information Architecture is used when developing websites. So, for those of who want to retain your writing skills and move into web-facing career, maybe Information Architecture is worth exploring.

Screenshot Tip: How to capture a Region, Desktop, or Webpage

Here is the simplest way to take a screenshot of a region, desktop, an entire webpage and also how to include the hyperlinks if you want to save the webpage as a SWF or PDF. We’re going to use SnagIt as our preferred tool for taking screenshots.

How to Move Text in Visio Diagrams

When you click on a line in Microsoft Visio and enter some text, it is automatically inserted in the middle of the line. How about if you want to move it to the side? Here’s how to do it.

Difference between Screenshots and Screen Dumps

This is the first part in a series of lessons on how to create professional-looking screenshots. We’ll start with the basics and walk you through more advanced techniques, such as blending, merging and adding special effects to your screenshots. What are screenshots? Screenshot play an important part in how we read and understand technical documents. […]

Visio Tip #10: How to Improve Text in your Diagrams

You can improve the look and feel of your diagrams by changing the default text settings and adding a splash of color. Here’s how to do it.

7 Ways to Improve Your Technical Writing

Here are seven quick tips to improve the quality of your technical documents. When you write a technical document, consider the following points: