The “D” in DITA stands for “Darwin”, underscoring the fact that the XML standard has evolution built into its design. That evolution continues, with several new offerings expected soon from the OASIS Technical Committee in charge of the standard, including the various flavors of Lightweight DITA, multimedia extensions to DITA 1.3, and the upcoming DITA 2.0 standard.
Category Archives: 4. Content creation
Step 4: How to Create Intelligent Information
Information products in 7 steps
Step 4: Content creation
In the content creation process phase, the contents are created first before the actual information product. The results of the previous planning process phase are an essential prerequisite for content creation. The results of the concept development process phase must be taken into account when creating content. The content creation process phase includes all the tasks that are necessary in order to determine, capture and store the information. This involves contents such as text, graphics, tables, safety notes, animations, films, audio or sensory content.
The content creation process phase also includes integrating existing or supplied contents, Quality Assurance and localization and/or translation. Separation of content from output media has become the rule thanks to the possibilities offered by new technologies. Contents that are created media-neutrally can be used for various output media. The result of content creation is converted into an information product in the subsequent media production, publication and distribution process phases and it is provided for the user.
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