Letting users create their own paths to information

Tags and tag navigation could offer a new and better way of finding and organising information on Web sites, Help files, procedure documents and Intranets. del.icio.us, flickr, technorati are examples of sites that use tags. These sites allow more than one person to tag a particular entry, and create multiple navigation routes, although it is… Read more »

Our newsletter

We sent out our latest HTML newsletter this week, unfortunately with three typos. It’s another why I (Ellis) don’t do any chargeable client work and stick to sales and marketing.

The future of jobs?

Ginny Critcher and Justin Darley had a meeting with Ian Kemble of Portsmouth University this week, to discuss their new MA in Technical Communication and areas where we might help them. One of the topics that came up was whether or not they should include technology related topics. On the one hand, you can argue… Read more »

Guidelines – Technical Communication

The EU sponsored TecDoc-Net project has published guidelines on Technical Communication, the state of the profession and future challenges. It lists a “Potential for jobs in the field of Technical Communication” for each European country. The guidelines could also be used to develop job descriptions and study programmes. It claims there is potential for 38,000… Read more »

Blogs as a business tool

Weblogs now seem to be finding commercial applications as marketing tools, and the business press is starting to pay attention to it – it is claimed to be the new market research, the new branding and the new R&D rolled into one. There’s a debate raging as to whether blogging should be done by journalists,… Read more »