Tables are Dead, Long Live Tables

Presentation Abstract

Tables are useful, but annoying. They sometimes feel bulky and inflexible. They are not responsive and don’t always adapt well to smaller devices. The solution? Untable your tables. Remove tables from your XML content. It will enable you to publish better tables. The key as with everything DITA is in unlocking the power of semantics.

This presentation is for anyone who wants to improve user experience and development time.

What can attendees expect to learn?

This presentation is about good content modeling practices. Writers and managers will benefit from learning how to better serve their users. You have to know what is possible to ask for it. Content architects and technical audiences will know of one more way to make content flexible.

Meet the Presenter

France Baril, owner of Architextus Inc., is a DITA/XML Documentation Architect who helps organizations analyze their content and processes, select tools, learn about DITA and/or XML, manage the change process, and develop supporting material (from DTDs or schemas to XSL transformations). She has a unique background with a BA in Communication from University of Ottawa and a BSc in Computer Science from Université de Sherbrooke. Over the years she has worn many hats from Writer/Translator to Programmer Analyst and Product Manager.

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