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CSS Master Class for Technical Communicators

10-11th December, 2018 | Copenhagen, Denmark

UA Europe was proud to collaborate with ClickStart and Lokomatik on this exciting two-day event for Technical Communicators.

More dates and venues for this Master Class will be announced here in the future.

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The CSS Master Class is an essential skills update for technical communicators. In just two days, the Master Class does all of this:

  • brings you fully up to speed with key CSS skills and concepts
  • updates you with the latest key developments from W3C and the browser vendors
  • covers a range of advanced techniques that will enhance the professional image of your content, as well as making it easier to maintain and localise.

Presented by Matthew Ellison, Scott DeLoach, and Thomas Bro-Rasmussen.

Master Class Fee: €680 Eur per delegate.

CSS Master Class presented by Matthew Ellison, Scott DeLoach, and Thomas Bro-Rasmussen

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How will I benefit from this Master Class?

On successful completion of the Master Class, you will be awarded a Certificate of CSS Mastery that demonstrates you have the practical skills and knowledge required to:

  • Clean up the mark-up of your source content, making it leaner and easier to maintain
  • Easily refactor your content from a single source for a range of different output formats, both on-screen and print-based
  • Take advantage of advanced effects such as transitions, hover effects, and interactivity
  • Use a variety of powerful techniques for ensuring the responsive behaviour of your content on a range of screen sizes and types
  • Go beyond the boundaries of what is possible from within the UI of your authoring tool
  • Ensure that you comply with important industry-wide professional standards.

Introducing your workshop leaders

Matthew Ellison (UA Europe)

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Matthew has over 30 years of experience as a user assistance and eLearning professional in the software industry. He has been a popular speaker at conferences and training events throughout the world since 1997, and gave his first presentation on CSS in 1999. Matthew is a MadCap Flare Certified Instructor and an expert in many other user assistance tools and technologies. He is a past winner of the prestigious Horace Hockley award that is presented annually by the ISTC.

Scott DeLoach (ClickStart)

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Scott is the founder of ClickStart, a UA/UX design, consulting, and training company in the USA. Over the last 25 years, he has given more than 150 presentations about MadCap Flare, web-based user assistance, UI design, and CSS at conferences around the world. Scott is a certified MadCap Flare instructor and consultant, the manager of MadCap’s certification program, and the author of MadCap Flare Developer’s Guide and CSS to the Point.

Thomas Bro-Rasmussen (Lokomatik)

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Based in Denmark, Thomas graduated as M.Sc. in human physiology, biochemistry and biology, but has spent the past 30 years in the world of computer graphics and communication. Thomas has equally divided his expertise between design, training and development. His expertise ranges from the intricacy of adjusting a glyph in a font, to the successful automated publishing of a million-page technical documentation set.

Workshop Outline

Day 1

  • Pre-workshop assessment
  • Best practices & responsive design
  • Advanced selectors
  • Controlling text format
  • Advanced techniques for formatting lists
  • Image format and presentation

Day 2

  • Advanced techniques for table formatting
  • A complete guide to Flexbox
  • Transitions, scripting, & interactivity
  • Localization & text expansion tips/tricks
  • Future cutting-edge CSS developments
  • Certification assessment

Throughout the two days, you will learn how to understand, create, and edit CSS code directly within your chosen authoring tool (such as MadCap Flare or Adobe RoboHelp) or within a third-party text editor.

Comments from previous events

"Thank you again for the excellent training you gave us: it was very clear and well explained, never boring"
"...thank you for the training and I have been incorporating a lot of what you have taught into my existing projects."
"Always so many great takeaways and thought-provoking topics"
"Thank you for sharing your time and expertise."
"...if Thomas does not know, then there is no need to look any further"
"I look forward to learning from you in the future!"
"Thank you for sharing your knowledge."

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