Hi! You have reached the online home of Michael McCallister. I write about technology, software, and the Internet in a variety of venues. Bud Smith and I just finished WordPress in Depth. Whether you’re just thinking about getting into WordPress blogging, poking around WordPress.com, or want to get beyond the basics, we think there’s something useful for you in this book.
At this site, you can learn more about me and my life, buy my books, find where you can see me at any given moment, and read some thoughts on the writing life. My main blog, Notes from the Metaverse, continues on at WordPress.com.
This site is brand new, so you’ll see changes in it from time to time. In the coming weeks and months, I want to make this site a resource for learning more about open source software, blogging in general and WordPress in particular, and the technical communication community. Watch this space! I built this site myself, with the incredible assistance of the global WordPress community. Any errors on this page are mine alone. Spot something? Contact me.
By the way, if you’re looking for the CEO of Humana Health, that’s someone else. I’ll stop there.
See you at Bucketworks in Milwaukee on June 8 and 9 (perhaps even at the Beginner’s Workshops on
the 7th too)!
The second (and more complete) part of my review of Adobe RoboHelp 10 is now live at TechWhirl.com. In brief, I really love the new mobile-friendly features that allow you to preview and generate help for mobile app users. I’m also pretty excited about the new workflow for collaboration and review/editing.
The slightly less exciting parts involve the actual authoring process, which did not get much of an update. My bottom line is that if you’re a technical communicator who is now creating mobile help (or may be in the near future), you should seriously consider picking this up.
Watch TechWhirl and this space for more Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 coverage!
Adobe released version 4 of its Technical Communication Suite this week. I’ve poked the tires for TechWhirl, and published a brief review of the latest upgrade of the online help authoring tool, RoboHelp. If you work on user assistance for a variety of screen sizes (phones, tablets, desktops), you should have a look at RoboHelp 10.
There’s more coverage of Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 at TechWhirl now. Watch for more stuff next week!
I’ll be writing more about WordCamp Milwaukee over at Notes from the Metaverse later in the week (briefly, it was fantastic). In a couple of weeks, the video of all the talks will be at WordCamp.TV. I’ll let you know when that’s up too.
Thanks to everyone who attended my session (and all weekend), and kudos to the stalwarts who carried most of the load: Scott Offord and Dustin Filippini. It will be even better next year!Google+