MindTouch worked with the Gilbane Group, some of our customers, the Society for Technical Communicators and several industry experts to develop a toolkit that provides a “how-to” for repurposing Componentized Content Management Systems (CCMS’s) by adding a social publishing layer. This benefits your customers in profound and measurable ways. If you care about your users, you need this toolkit. CCMS’s like SDL Trisoft and IXIAsoft have proven their value to the market by lowering the costs … [Read more...] about Repurposing the CCMS (SDL Trisoft, IXIAsoft), a "How-to" [TOOLKIT]
Technical communication is currently suffering the side effects of a “social revolution” and is failing to evolve to the needs of the customer. Industry leaders such as IXIAsoft, SDL with Trisoft and others have done an excellent job of innovating the ease in which companies can manage content. Focusing on XML authoring tools and Component Content Management Systems (CCMS) has provided tremendous value by lowering costs. In the fervor to lower the costs of technical writing and translation … [Read more...] about Adding a Social Layer to CCMS's Like SDL Trisoft and IXIASoft
Questions? Everyone has questions. Why is the sky blue? You can search and search, from site to site, person to person only to stumble upon meaningless jargon and obscure information that creates even more questions. A waste of time right? Your alternative? Post your questions for the world to see and let the answers come to you. It is quite often that the question you ask will require you to specify the subject matter you want to know. Questions and Answers allows just that. MindTouch has … [Read more...] about You have questions? We have Questions and Answers!
RightScale, the leader in cloud computing management, recently launched their new MindTouch powered Collaborative Network for self service-support and product documentation. This innovative property provides users structure, search and discoverability to what was an inherently unstructured and disconnected knowledge base. Content consists of tutorials, videos, references, and frequently asked questions. The MindTouch platform made the development of a customized Collaborative Network rapid and … [Read more...] about RightScale Launches MindTouch Powered Support Portal
Tutorial, Code and Demo - Click Here I've been working with a great deal of DekiScript recently and I haven't really had much time to "show off" any of my developments. Well, just this week I completed a new DekiScript dropdown menu and it's quite nice so I figured I'd share. The dropdown menu was developed using a combination of DekiScript and JQuery. It is very easy to implement and doesn't require using any extensions. Simply just create a new template and paste in the provided code. The … [Read more...] about Dynamic dropdown navigation using DekiScript
September seems as though it will be a very busy month for us MindTouchers. So far we have planned to attend a notable series of conferences including Office 2.0, Zendcon, BlogWorldExpo and our first conference in France, Paris Capitale du Libre and Open Source Think Tank. Paris Capitale du Libre will take place September 24th and 25th in Paris and will focus on the "economic & strategic issues related to today's Open Source Software." While in Paris we're also going to attend the Open … [Read more...] about MindTouch at 'Paris Capitale du Libre'
Guest Blogger: Dave Cynkin, BlogWorld & New Media Expo The team at BlogWorld & New Media Expo would like to invite the MindTouch community out to Vegas, and enjoy 20% off admission. Register with code MTDEKIVIP and you'll save 20% off of every BlogWorld admission option including: Exhibits Only; Exhibits + Party; Full Access; Executive & Entrepreneur packages. And our normal discount pricing expires Aug. 22nd, so hurry and you can get the 20-off of the already discounted price and … [Read more...] about Guest Blogger: BlogWorldExpo Discounts
The MindTouch team is happy to announce that we'll be exhibiting at Defrag in early November. Defrag, a conference devoted to the tools and technologies that enable software to leverage social interaction, will be held in Denver, Colorado. This will be our second time at Defrag and it has proven to be one of most popular shows. If you also plan to attend Defrag make sure you let us know! If you're a Deki user, contributor, developer, evangelist or just a Deki fan join the MindTouch Tribe … [Read more...] about MindTouch Exhibiting at Defrag – Swag and Discounts!!
The 8.05.2 release of MindTouch Deki has a many noticeable improvements, particularly regarding skinning template targeting. Additionally, 8.05.2 shipped with a fairly drastic series of updates to the most popular MindTouch Deki skinning template, Fiesta. The updates were introduced to increase skinning efficiency, to provide a better CSS file structure and to reduce the CSS filesize and load time. Architectural Changes Prior to 8.05.2 Fiesta utilized two main CSS files, _common.css which was … [Read more...] about Fiesta 2.0 – MindTouch Deki Skinning Refresh
Until now the only portion of a page that has been editable by the user is the content inside the editor. Logically this makes sense, however, there are times when a user or administrator may want to add additional content to the skinning template*. For instance a user may want to add advertisements, navigations, widgets or some custom html. Such functionality has been available since November, 2007 but was fairly basic. Users could add site-wide content into numerous different custom HTML … [Read more...] about Use DekiScript to skin MindTouch Deki