Content Everywhere by Sara Wachter-Boettcher

By Sara Wachter-Boettcher

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Care approximately content material? higher reproduction isn't sufficient. As units and channels multiply—and as clients anticipate to narrate, proportion, and shift details quickly—we desire content material that may pass extra areas, extra simply. content material all over the place may help you cease growing fastened, single-purpose content material and begin making it extra future-ready, versatile, reusable, doable, and significant at any place it must go.


The net has moved past the computing device, and our content material needs to keep on with. via a wide viewpoint, transparent language, and a military of functional feedback, Sara Wachter-Boettcher publications us throughout the demanding situations we are facing. --Ethan Marcotte, writer, Responsive net Design

The booklet you're preserving is magic. It cuts via the entire noise surrounding dependent content material and provides instantly precious how you can flip your content material from a host of scattered pages right into a powerful, versatile mesh that's prepared for numerous new makes use of. And the easiest half? Wachter-Boettcher walks you thru all of the reasoning and the entire sub-steps of this technique with no ever wasting sight of the genuine objective: to create and hold vigorous, valuable content material for humans. If you're trying to find a lucid advisor to the recent demanding situations content material publishers face, you won't discover a greater one than this. --Erin Kissane, writer, the weather of content material technique, and editor, Contents

Website, app, social media--and extra. huge monitor, capsule, smartphone--and extra. Are you writing and rewriting for some of these varied channels and units? cease. Get this ebook. Sara Wachter-Boettcher delivers useful recommendation in an easy-to-read type with plenty of examples. She'll assist you write as soon as, structuring your content material to achieve success anyplace and but it seems to be. --Janice (Ginny) Redish, writer, Letting move of the Words-Writing web pages that Works

About the Author

Sara Wachter-Boettcher is an self sustaining content material strategist dependent in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the place she is helping consumers cease growing unending content material and begin construction concepts which are sustainable, significant, and future-ready. She obtained this fashion after stints as a journalist, copywriter, and net author, within which she grew to become more and more upset with the chaos more often than not present in websites initiatives. In 2008, she introduced the content material method perform at her earlier corporation, Off Madison Ave, and began operating heavily with IA and UX groups to construct a greater method ahead. Sara is the editor in leader for a listing aside journal, the place her writing has additionally seemed. She additionally contributes to Contents and blogs sporadically on her own website, you will discover the place she'll be conversing subsequent on Lanyrd.

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Like any good brainstorming technique, the discovery of content types should begin broadly, not thinking about how many templates you’ll have to create, not worrying about the connections among the types, and not limiting by size or other properties. There will be plenty of opportunity to narrow down and “be realistic” later in the process. com . Breaking Content Down 35 A Tale of Two Content Models To understand why close evaluation of content is so critical for modeling, let’s take a look at a content type you’ve likely seen and perhaps even worked with: a recipe.

As your content becomes unfixed and free, it also needs standards that allow you to maintain its quality, message, and purpose so it retains those critical elements as it travels into the unknown. 7 Designing with Web Standards, Third Edition (Berkeley, California: New Riders, 2010). ly for the complete manifesto and a full list of participants. Framing the New Content Challenge 13 You Can Start Today The Arizona Office of Tourism doesn’t have the future all figured out. Despite all the improvements, the organization still operates a mobile site discrete from its main presence, using content from a separate database.

Even if, at times, the resulting display isn’t as perfect as you’d like. The same is true for content. As connected devices continue to multiply, and as users continue to expect to access your content in more and more places, the less you can afford to be rigid, manually applying content to each and every page. Instead, you need to create content in chunks, giving it the fluidity and flexibility for it to travel—across devices, sites, and channels—so users can experience it in whatever context they choose.

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