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Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby Richard Ferrell on Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:51 am

This is a great Resource from one of Our MVP's AndyR

http://techwritetips.wordpress.com/

If you know of any other Great Resources for our Propeller Heads Please Post them Below!
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Here is another

Postby BVega_LibertyIMS on Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:41 pm

Peter Grainge's Site has some Flare info on it:

http://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/flare/flare.htm
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Free Flare Stylesheet

Postby Richard Ferrell on Wed May 09, 2007 1:58 pm

Neil Perlin a Flare Certified Trainer, has his own Tech Writing Blog, you can View it here.



http://www.hyperword.blogspot.com/


He also has a Free Flare Stylesheet you can download

http://www.hyperword.com/FlareStylesheet.htm
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Hey thanks!

Postby BVega_LibertyIMS on Wed May 09, 2007 8:14 pm

Thanks!
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Postby Richard Ferrell on Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:26 am

Doc_Guy has a Great Blog and does Mention Flare From time to time,
Check it out

http://blog.paulpehrson.com/
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Another Blog Posting

Postby Richard Ferrell on Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:29 am

Charles Jeter Recently wrote a review of Feedback Server on his Blog

1st part of the Review

http://charlesjeter.com/2007/10/04/web- ... e-at-work/

Second Part of his review.

http://charlesjeter.com/2007/10/14/web- ... ew-part-2/
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Flare Content Reuse from MVP Doc_Guy

Postby Richard Ferrell on Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:21 am

Paul Pehrson aka Doc_Guy has written a great series on using Flare with Variables, Snippets and Conditions!

Check it out!

http://blog.paulpehrson.com/flare-content-reuse/

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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby forfear on Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:24 pm

If you submit your bug feedback request here, the more likely it'll get fixed or included in a future release
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby Richard Ferrell on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:25 am

MVP Doc_Guy has a review of the Blaze Beta :blaze:

http://blog.paulpehrson.com/2008/03/18/ ... cap-blaze/

Remember you can sign up for the Blaze beta by going to https://www.madcapsoftware.com/download ... trial.aspx
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby forfear on Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:16 am

If you submit your bug feedback request here, the more likely it'll get fixed or included in a future release
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby forfear on Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:41 pm

This is a new one...updated fairly frequently at the moment.


Flare and List Numbering
http://stevesalter.net/WordPress/?p=37

Flare and Stylesheets
http://stevesalter.net/WordPress/?p=36
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby SteveS on Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:57 pm

forfear wrote:This is a new one...updated fairly frequently at the moment.


...only when I get a quiet afternoon at home, without too many jobs around thwe house. :wink:
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ITGURL Website done in Flare

Postby Richard Ferrell on Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:09 pm

ITGURL has a Section on Flare, Done In Flare's Webhelp

http://www.itgurl.com/sandbox/
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Re: ITGURL Website done in Flare

Postby doc_guy on Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:19 pm

Richard Ferrell wrote:ITGURL has a Section on Flare, Done In Flare's Webhelp
http://www.itgurl.com/sandbox/


Too bad I can't view it on my widescreen DELL Laptop. The resolution for her page is set so wide, that I have to scroll right-to-left- to view her content. Not a great layout for the topic pages.
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Re: ITGURL Website done in Flare

Postby lacastle on Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:25 am

Too bad I can't view it on my widescreen DELL Laptop. The resolution for her page is set so wide, that I have to scroll right-to-left- to view her content. Not a great layout for the topic pages.


It's a Firefox vs. IE issue (at least it is on my computer).
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby KevinDAmery on Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:39 am

Yep, same here - looks wonky in FF, looks fine in IE.

<foghorn-leghorn-voice>Fortunately, I say fortunately I keep the IE Tab extension installed for just such an emergency</foghorn-leghorn-voice>
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby RamonS on Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:17 am

That is indeed a good extension. On my wife's PC IE constantly crashes, but with the IE tabs extension she can visit misdesigned "IE only" sites in FF no problem.
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby doc_guy on Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:57 am

Indeed it is. It actually looks quite nice in IE. Good catch, Laura. And yep, I used the IE Tab extension to view the page "in IE". :)
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby RamonS on Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:03 am

Same here, but I rather call it an issue of bad XHTML code.
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby Richard Ferrell on Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:08 pm

Eddie Vanarsdall has a new website up and he does talk about Flare and Printing, Check it out

http://www.vanarsdall-infodesign.com/
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby RamonS on Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:47 pm

I can confirm it to be too wide on FF. Can't get it to work in IE7 at all. But it does look as if it came out straight from Flare. So either the Flare output is no good or the box is spaced too wide.
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby doc_guy on Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:33 am

It's not FF's fault, or even Flare's fault. It is a problem with the DIV in the stylesheet. If you look at the source, there are two DIVs, the first one is called "container". In the style sheet, this is set to a width of 100%, but percentages also set for margin left and margin right:
display: block;
margin-left: 10%;
margin-right: 10%;
width: 100%;


It is the width 100% that is causing the error in FF. The author really wanted a width of 80%, which I think solves the problem.
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby scott on Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:42 pm

Hi all,
I regularly post Flare and CSS tips to my website -- check out the Tips section at http://www.clickstart.net.


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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby Richard Ferrell on Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:53 am

One of our Forum regulars Kristi Leach has a Blog that Talks about Flare

http://kwritenow.wordpress.com/


You can also find her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Kristil
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Re: Tech Writing Tips Blog and Websites!

Postby Richard Ferrell on Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:30 am

Eddie VanArsdall Has blogged about creating Page Layouts With Flare, Check it out.

http://www.vanarsdall-infodesign.com/20 ... gelayouts/
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