Flare design: an apology

Towards the end of my previous post I berated Madcap for the awful user interface design of Flare 10. Well, I was looking at it again today and I really don’t know what I was making such a fuss about. In particular, I said “the borders around panels are drawn with a stubby marker pen […]

DITA or Flare? Tricky choice

I’m currently looking at creating embedded application help and, as part of that research, I’m evaluating tools that we might use for this work. When I started thinking about this my instinct was to go with Madcap Flare, because I’ve been a long-time user. For the past six months or so I’ve been using Confluence […]

New look

So I thought: if I’m going to start blogging again I want to be able to use Windows Live Writer, because I don’t want to use the entry form in WordPress, it’s not a nice experience. And it’s so long since I blogged, it’s got to be time for some changes. ITauthor.com looks fine. I […]