Tag Layout

Why separate content, structure and layout?

Anyone in the authoring and documentation industry has undoubtedly heard of “separating content, structure and layout”. But what does it actually mean to separate the “content” from the “structure”? Is it complicated? And most importantly, why should you do it…

SCHEMA and DAIKIN – smart meets cool

What do SCHEMA and your weekend shopping have in common? – It’s simple: When you reach into that refrigerator in the comfortable air-conditioned supermarket, it’s very likely to contain several pieces of DAIKIN technology. DAIKIN is the world’s leading manufacturer…

ST4 2017 sneak peek: more highlights from the new version

In 2016 a great deal has happened once again in the world of technical documentation since the last ST4 release. With ST4 2017, we want to fulfil the increasing demands on efficient content management. Alongside some substantial changes, we have…

Miele Shows How It’s Done: Automating Layout Works

Content management and layout – until a short while ago, these were two quite separate disciplines at Miele. With the XML revolution and the successive move of content to SCHEMA ST4, day-to-day work changed. The resulting performance improvement in content…

“We’re Getting Very Positive Feedback from the Market.” – The Online Media Designer from a developer’s perspective.

The Online Media Designer (OMD for short) is doubtlessly one of the most exciting new features in ST4 2016. We’ve already talked about it in our blog. In this post, we’ll hear from Matthias Hofmann. He’s the official backlog owner…

ST4 Online Media Designer: Online Layouts made easy

You are familiar with this scenario: The agent delivered the prototypes and now the only thing that is left is to transfer the design into the CMS. Or: Your clients want their product datasheets “exactly” in the design of their…

On Some Aspects of Layout Automation and its Supplementation (Part 2)

[1] Challenge: Creating a template on a graphic user interface without programming. Answer: The Page Layout Designer. The process of creating an XSL-FO template and then carrying out a 100% layout production will only make you happy when the layout…

On Some Aspects of Layout Automation and its Supplementation (Part 1)

Component content management systems solve many problems of automatic document production by separating content, structure and layout. Therefore the layout via templates can automatically be added to the layout neutral XML data. So far so good.

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