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The Premier Technical Communication
and Content Strategy Conference

October 8-11, 2019 | The Marker Hotel

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Scott DeLoach

CEO, ClickStart

Scott DeLoach is the founder of ClickStart, a UA/UX design, consulting, and training company. Over the last 25 years, he has given more than 150 presentations about MadCap Flare, embedded user assistance, web-based Help, UI design, and CSS at conferences around the world. Scott is a certified MadCap Flare and MadCap Doc-To-Help instructor and consultant, the manager of MadCap’s certification program, and the author of “MadCap Flare: The Definitive Guide,” “CSS to the Point,” and “HTML5 to the Point.”

Scott DeLoach is the founder of ClickStart, a UA/UX design, consulting, and training company. Over the last 25 years, he has given more than 150 presentations about MadCap Flare, embedded user assistance, web-based Help, UI design, and CSS at conferences around the world. Scott is a certified MadCap Flare and MadCap Doc-To-Help instructor and consultant, the manager of MadCap’s certification program, and the author of “MadCap Flare: The Definitive Guide,” “CSS to the Point,” and “HTML5 to the Point.”


Thursday

Track 111:00 - 12:00

Advanced CSS Tips and Tricks with MadCap Flare

In this session, Scott will share advanced tips and tricks for using CSS to handle common formatting challenges in MadCap Flare. Learn best practices such as formatting lists such as nested lists, paragraphs, and image inside lists, as well as how to format images, including auto-sizing, borders, hover effects, and the mc-thumbnail property. In addition, Scott will offer numerous solutions for handling localization and text expansion challenges using CSS, including automatically changing text, modifying hyphenation rules, and adapting quotes based on language settings. If you’re looking for ways to enhance the way you customize content, this session is for you.

Session Topics: MadCap Flare | CSS | Customization

Thursday

Track 24:20 - 5:20

Best Practices for Adapting MadCap Flare’s Design Templates

MadCap Flare's design templates provide great starting points for setting up and designing HTML5 targets. In this session, Scott will share best practices for selecting, applying, and modifying a design template to a real-world project. During the session, he will demonstrate starting a new project using a template and applying a template to an existing project. In addition, learn the best practices and tips/tricks for adapting templates, including changing colors, images, font families, sizes, and colors, and other common modifications. After this session, attendees will be able to select and apply a design template to their own projects.

Session Topics: MadCap Flare | HTML5 | Customization

Friday

Advanced Training 11:30 - 2:30

Best Practices for Responsive Content in MadCap Flare

Learn best practices and real-world examples for responsive web design (RWD) and responsive web content (RWC). During this workshop, Scott will discuss and explore options for adapting text, lists, tables, and images for smaller screens, including using built-in MadCap Flare features such as responsive layouts. In addition, he'll discuss how you can single source and dynamically adapt content for use on phones, tablets, PCs, and even print targets.

Session Topics: Advanced Training

Friday

Advanced Training 12:40 - 3:40

Best Practices for Responsive Content in MadCap Flare (Continued)

Learn best practices and real-world examples for responsive web design (RWD) and responsive web content (RWC). During this workshop, Scott will discuss and explore options for adapting text, lists, tables, and images for smaller screens, including using built-in MadCap Flare features such as responsive layouts. In addition, he'll discuss how you can single source and dynamically adapt content for use on phones, tablets, PCs, and even print targets.

Session Topics: Advanced Training

Friday

Advanced Training 14:00 - 5:30

Expert Panel

This expert panel session is your chance to learn from five distinct experts in the technical communication and content strategy field. The select group of experts are ready to discuss a wide range of topics, such as industry insights, best practices in MadCap Flare, advanced CSS tips, and much more. Expect a lively discussion between experts while they address questions from the audience.

Session Topics: Advanced Training

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