Elevate Your Design: UX Best Practices on Font, Structure and Hierarchy
Josh McDougall

Posted by Josh McDougall

August 24, 2017

Take a moment to review your team’s published documentation. Squint your eyes at it. The most important information on the screen should be obvious. Hierarchy, or the information’s order of importance, should be obvious. Rich layers of content need to be discoverable with a brief observation. MadCap Flare provides every author with the ability to accomplish these …

CSS Tip: Creating Styled Boxes for Notes, Warnings, Examples, and Tips
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

August 17, 201719 Comments

Need a way to indicate an important piece of information in your documentation? You can create styled boxes within MadCap Flare that calls out notes, warning, tips, or examples, all with CSS. Here’s an example of how they look: You can either copy the styles and paste them into your stylesheet or you can download the Flare project by clicking here. This post focuses …

Customizing a Search Results Page in MadCap Flare’s HTML5 Top Navigation Output
Jennifer Morse

Posted by Jennifer Morse

August 3, 20172 Comments

One of the most wonderful things about my job is talking with MadCap Software customers! I get to learn about all the creative ways they are putting MadCap Flare to use, the problems the software solves, and the innovative ways content is presented so end users can find what they need quickly and easily. In fact, if you view our Customer Showcase page, you can see a small …

Check These Five Steps Before Importing Your FrameMaker® Files into MadCap Flare
Rachel Kim

Posted by Rachel Kim

July 20, 2017

When using Adobe® FrameMaker® for documentation, you may be used to writing in a “chapter-based” authoring model, where information is organized into chapters and formulated into a book-based deliverable. But in MadCap Flare, authoring takes a different approach (in a good way!). Instead of working with chapters, you structure content around topics which can be …

Check These Five Steps Before Importing Your FrameMaker Files into MadCap Flare
Topics, TOCs and Targets: Three Essential File Types for New MadCap Flare Users to Know
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

July 13, 20172 Comments

A MadCap Flare project can easily house the documentation needs of an entire team, as a single project is made up of a range of different files and can create multiple types of outputs. But let’s take a moment to talk about the files. Over time, users will understand all the various file types that are included in a Flare project. However, for a new user, there are three …