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Best practices for Web design in a multi-browser multi-platform digital universe
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In today's Web, we no longer just design for the desktop, but for a variety of screen sizes from TV, desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. So how do we deal with the variety of screen sizes and resolutions? Enter responsive design. More

STC introduces 8 live Web seminars for July
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Advance your career with STC's one-hour live Web seminars! There are eight webinars scheduled for July on topics such as UX, content strategy, usability, and Agile. Find out which one is right for you. Please note the new time for the Tuesday webinars, from 10:00-11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4). Train without leaving the office, and have your morning coffee with STC! More

Opinion: The natural alliance between responsive Web design and Agile
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With all the different ways that Internet users are accessing website content, the need for an effective and time-saving approach to delivering content to different devices/displays arises. Because of this, responsive Web design is a concept that is getting a lot of attention lately. The benefits are clear: one code base, one content source, multiple displays. Now, if your organization agrees that it is the right way to go, you need to decide which process/project management approach will work best for you. More

Last week to get STC's SUMMIT@aClick at the sale price
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STC's SUMMIT@aClick is an online collection of the 2012 conference's content, with audio and PowerPoint synched together. It's like being able to bring the entire content of the Summit back to share with the rest of your company. The 2012 Summit included over 80 sessions in 10 tracks and SUMMIT@aClick includes almost all of them. And it's available for purchase at the special sale price of $149 for members and $299 for nonmembers. But hurry, as you must order before Friday, 13 July, to take advantage of this price. Buy now and bring the Summit straight to your computer. More

6 security properties every mobile app developer should know by heart
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Many mobile app developers have a naive notion of app security that leads them into believing their apps are secure when they are not. Some developers authenticate users and encrypt passwords and think that they're all set, but there could still be security holes so wide you could sail a ship through them. When designing your mobile apps and mobile backend services, be sure to consider these six security properties. More

Multimedia, multidevice, multipurpose technical communication

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STC adds certificate course in August
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STC has scheduled another presentation of the certificate course Writing Effective User Documentation. The course, presented by Sharon Burton, takes place every Thursday from 16 August through 20 September, from 10:30 AM-Noon EDT (GMT-4). Sharon will show you how to develop good user documentation that meets everyone's conflicting needs, how to make your boss happy and meet the information needs of your users, and how to do it while not going crazy. Learn what "good" user documentation is and how to create it, how to plan meeting deadlines and deliverables, and how to meet the cost requirements of your company. More

Website creation: Dreamweaver vs. open source
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Adobe's Dreamweaver is widely used by web developers, but it won't suit Linux users or those on tight budgets. Free and open-source alternatives are available, but how do they match up? More

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Browsers are the new IDE for Web development
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When a compiler becomes capable of compiling its own source code, or the source code of its successor, it validates the language, and we know it can sustain itself. For computer software, this is known as self-hosting. An increasing number of Web development tools are now coming out that are themselves written in Web development languages. Recently, there have been a number of interesting projects that bring improved development methods and are based on Web technologies. More

Varian deploys global documentation strategy
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Varian Medical Systems has implemented a component content management system to streamline documentation processes, foster collaboration, and decrease localization and publishing costs. The company has deployed DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) CMS from IXIASOFT for the creation, management, localization, and multichannel delivery of all of its documentation. DITA CMS is a content management solution designed to manage the DITA documentation process. More

Distill complex ideas into succinct messages

A proliferation of new technologies has heightened the call for professionals who can communicate complex technical ideas—succinctly and articulately. In response, Northeastern offers the 100% online MS in Technical Communication, designed to enhance your technical communication skills for application across a variety of audiences and contexts. Learn More

Consult Web analytics when planning marketing strategy
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Accountability and measurability are common discussion points in today's business boardrooms. The good news for marketers is that Web analytics allow for an in-depth look at how online audiences engage with brands. But more than simply reporting on visitor data, Web analytics can help to derive actionable insight, and even provide a roadmap to achieving business goals. More

Google sharpening Analytics' tracking of mobile applications
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Google is readying a new set of Analytics usage reports designed specifically for mobile applications. So far, Google Analytics has approached mobile application tracking from a perspective that's more tailored to conventional websites. With these new reports, Google Analytics will provide results for iOS and Android applications that include deeper, broader, and more specific metrics. More

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3 ways to approach website optimization for tablet visitors
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While some marketers may feel that they can implement the same strategies on both smartphones and tablets to increase conversion, the evidence suggests that this is the wrong approach. It's important to understand that mobile phones and tablets are two separate channels. While it's easy to group them together, the tablet needs to be looked at as its own channel that deserves an individual and unique user experience. More

Brightcove introduces App Cloud Core — Open HTML5 mobile app platform
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Brightcove introduced a new free edition of the company's app platform that empowers Web developers to use HTML5 and JavaScript to develop and operate rich native apps for Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets. App Cloud Core features an open source software development kit, testing and debugging tools, unlimited cloud compilation, and real-time analytics for tracking app installations and usage. More


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