Antora is a fairly new open source static site generator, aimed at Technical Authors who prefer writing in AsciiDoc than Markdown. SitePoint describes a static site generator as: A compromise between using a hand-coded static site and a full CMS (such as WordPress or Confluence). You generate an HTML-only website using raw data (such as… Read more »
Here’s a couple of mobile apps that might interest you. SoundNote (IoS) SoundNote tracks what you type and draw while recording audio. When you are playing back your recording, if you tap a word, SoundNote will jump straight to that point in the audio. You can share your text, drawings, and audio notes via email,… Read more »
Microsoft has released a update to Windows 10, and it contains some new features that might be useful for Technical Authors. Cloud clipboard You can: Make a piece of content permanently available on the clipboard, by using the Pin feature. Synchronise your clipboards (and their content) to different devices. This enables you to copy text from one… Read more »
Creating user documentation and online Help in a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery environment can be challenging for technical communicators and developers.
A linter is a software utility that flags “suspicious usage” in software. Although linters are used by developers mostly to write more bug-free code, there are a few utilities emerging that work with documentation. They could be useful if you’re writing Web pages, markdown files or XML files. Write good checks for passive voice, repeated words, adverbs, weasel words,… Read more »