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How to create mobile-friendly documentation

Help users find the information they need quickly and easily on a smartphone or tablet.
Why pair writing helps improve documentation

You may have heard of pair programming, but what about pair writing? Here's how a partner can help...
Why auditing your documentation is a must

If you ask a group of people about the qualities of good documentation, you'll probably get many...
How to write better error messages

Try this simple technique to write messages that help users understand the reason for errors.
How to write an effective checklist for documentation

Don't take a chance you'll miss something, big or small, when you release documentation. Here's how...
Why you should always do documentation before development

Learn how documentation before development focuses your code toward a specific blueprint of how an...
Documentation based on user stories

There are numerous approaches to writing documentation, but one of the fundamental distinctions a...
How to make release notes count

Why are release notes important? Learn how and why to make them content clear, understandable, and...