Workshop: Getting Responsive With Flare!

  • 01 Dec 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • OfficeLink Chelmsford | 321 Billerica Rd | Chelmsford, MA

As a technical communicator, you know that MadCap Flare has very powerful “responsive” features – responsive output and responsive layout – but how do you use them together? What’s the overall process of making a documentation project responsive? How does taking a project responsive affect its design? That’s the subject of this hands-on workshop, where you’ll make a tiny but representative project responsive by:

  • Enabling the responsive output option and setting breakpoints.

  • Formatting each medium using the Skin editor.

  • Modifying content using the Responsive Layout editor.

  • Creating truly adaptive content (think changing “click” to “tap” automatically as the screen size changes) by working directly in the CSS. 

  • Looking at how to modify tables, images, and more, to make them responsive.

The result will be a fully responsive target that can take full advantage of desktop, tablet, and phone displays.

You don’t have to be a Flare expert to take this workshop. If you’ve taken a course, viewed the MadCap webinars, or completed a project, you’ll be fine.

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Who this workshop is for:

This workshop is for technical communicators who have MadCap Flare and want to use it to create responsive web documents.

What you’ll need to bring:

  • A fully-charged laptop running Flare 2018 or higher and an up-to-date version of your browser.

  • A minimal familiarity with Flare, either by taking a course or completing at least one project.

  • Your power cord and transformer. (There will be limited access to power on-site.)

What you should bring:

  • A mouse. (It’s a lot easier making fine cursor movements than with a track-pad.)

What you don't have to bring:

  • Breakfast or coffee. (We will provide both.)

What it will cost:

  • STC New England members: $75
  • STC Members: $85
  • Non-members: $99

About the Presenter

Neil Perlin is an internationally known online content consultant for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 corporations. He created and ran the "Bleeding Edge" at the STC Summits for 15 years and has been a popular speaker at STC conferences, Lavacon, MadWorld, TCUK, and others, since 1992. He is the author of eight books on computing and three courses on Flare and RoboHelp for He writes the Beyond the Bleeding Edge technology blog.

Neil is MadCap-certified in Flare and Mimic, Adobe-certified in RoboHelp, and Viziapps-certified for the Viziapps Studio app development platform. He offers training, consulting, and development for online help, mobile apps, mobile readiness, CSS development and troubleshooting, and related areas through Hyper/Word Services. 

In his spare time, he designs and builds telescopes, cooks southern BBQ, and uses simulators to relive a lost career as a U.S. Navy carrier pilot.

His web site is You can contact him at

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