Upgrading Legacy Projects to Handle Responsive Output

A session at Spectrum 2016 Conference

Monday 18th April, 2016

3:00pm to 4:00pm (EST)

Responsive output opens new venues for TechComm; we can create outputs for almost any device from PCs to smartphones. But old projects can be hard to make responsive because they often have features that don’t support modern responsive technology well – local formatting; graphics inserted using hidden tables; fixed-width tables; excessive content; information in large, static tables; and more. And what about “click” versus “tap” as the output scales?

This presentation first reviews responsive output’s rationale and technology. It then looks at technical and design problems and presents solutions. Finally, we’ll look at some code that can be used in topics and a CSS to create “adaptive content” that automatically changes “click” to “tap” as the screen scales, solving a long-standing writing problem. You’ll leave this presentation with a solid understanding of how to deal with legacy project problems and how to improve your projects going forward.

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Neil Perlin


Neil is an internationally known consultant, strategist, trainer, and developer for online content ranging from help to mobile. He is Madcap Certified for Flare and Mimic, Viziapps Certified for the Viziapps Studio app development platform, and Adobe Certified for RoboHelp. He is the author of multiple books, most recently Advanced Features in MadCap Flare 10 and Creating Mobile Apps Without Coding. Neil wrote the Beyond the Bleeding Edge column for Intercom from 2000 to 2015 and is a popular speaker, most recently as a keynoter at TCUK 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. You can reach him at nperlin@nperlin.cnc.net.

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