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A Lesson from My 1st Content Design Project 

A Lesson from My 1st Content Design Project 

My journey to content design began with technology consulting. In 2008, as a technology consultant, I started writing about SharePoint. By the time I joined Microsoft as a content developer in 2016, I’d written 200 blog posts and co-authored two books on SharePoint. As a new Microsoft employee, I wrote the first articles about the new SharePoint apps. Eventually, I took responsibility for writing the words in the app, as well.   SharePoint’s a critical, but often hidden part of Microsoft’s cloud

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Fluent design system development for designers

Fluent design system development for designers

Understand Microsoft’s Fluent design system better with hands-on experience with the developer components of the system. If you’re like most designers I work with, you’re familiar with the Figma components of the design systems your product teams use. Another step you can take to learn about the design system is to work with the developer components, too. When you stretch your skills into this new space, you’ll understand the capabilities of the system better. The next time a developer tells

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An open source UX writing example from Mastodon

An open source UX writing example from Mastodon

Unlike Twitter, Mastodon developers use an open-source model. Open-source means, if you take the effort to, you can see the source of the messages you see on screen. Because Mastodon is an open-source app developed on GitHub, you can create an issue when you see something wrong. The following screenshot highlights some text I see on my Mastodon home page, “Pinned post”, followed by a screenshot of the same string, in code. The next screenshot shows the same message “Pinned post”, in the file

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