Stop sabotaging responsive design with bad content! Your web team, your transformation architect, or your publishing system vendor spent a great amount of time and effort creating a responsive design that adapts to your customer’s devices…stop wrecking it! Old authoring techniques must be updated; defining text size using point sizes is no longer acceptable, creating an eye-pleasing layout with a hidden table is atrocious, adding a fixed-width data table is asking for trouble. How are content authors to cope?
In this workshop Mike Hamilton will explain and show techniques for authoring and styling content so that it not only works in a responsive design architecture, but increases usability and customer satisfaction. Mike will start with some of the core concepts of responsive design such as the differences between fixed values and relative values in the context of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). He will then show specific techniques dealing with text, images, tables, and layout to help ensure that your content is just as responsive as the overall system. Mike will be using the MadCap Flare authoring system for demonstrations, but the techniques will apply to anyone creating content to support publishing with responsive design as a goal.
Presenter: Mike Hamilton, VP, Product Evangelism, MadCap Software
Time: 8:45 AM – 10:45 AM
About Our Presenter
Prior to joining MadCap Software, Michael Hamilton served as the Product Manager for Macromedia’s award-winning RoboHelp product line. As product manager of RoboHelp at Blue Sky Software, eHelp, and then Macromedia, Mr. Hamilton gathered input and feedback from the customer community and guided ongoing development of the various RoboHelp products. Mr. Hamilton joined the RoboHelp family in 1998 as a founding member of the Training Solutions Program team, where he co-authored the certified training materials supporting the RoboHelp family. In 2005 when Macromedia terminated RoboHelp development (and the RoboHelp development staff) Mr. Hamilton became one of the founders of MadCap Software.
Mr. Hamilton has over twenty years of experience in training, technical communication, multimedia development, and software development at several organizations including Cymer, a leading supplier of laser illumination sources to the semiconductor industry, National Steel & Shipbuilding and the US Navy.
Thanks to MadCap Software for sponsoring this TC Camp 2014 workshop!