Overview

Learn the standards Heretto applies when developing technical content.

With many writers contributing to the content library at Heretto, it's important to have a well-defined content development guidelines. Content development guidelines promote consistency and reduce questions about style, structure, and process.

As the makers of a DITA Component Content Management System (CCMS), we are especially aware of the benefits that structured authoring provides. We also understand that moving to a structured authoring environment requires a huge shift in processes and strategies. Not only that, but the DITA specification includes hundreds of elements and attributes that are available to use in topics and maps. Having a content development guide is not only critical to creating consistent documentation but also to the effective use of DITA and Heretto CCMS features.

We created these content development guidelines to provide our customers, and DITA users in general, with examples of considerations for use in their own content development teams. These guidelines were made with our content needs in mind; we hope they can help you create content development guidelines that fit your organization's needs.