These links only get you started with the field of technical communication. You’ll find lots of other resources from them.
STC is an organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. It is the largest organization of its type in the world. Its members include technical writers and editors, content developers, documentation specialists, technical illustrators, instructional designers, academics, information architects, usability and human factors professionals, visual designers, Web designers and developers, and translators - anyone whose work makes technical information available to those who need it.
PCS is an IEEE society composed of an international mix of engineers, researchers, educators, and practitioners who are dedicated to understanding and promoting effective communication in engineering, scientific, and other technical environments.
NN/g conducts groundbreaking research, evaluates user interfaces, and reports real findings – not what's popular or expected. With our approach, NN/g will help you create better experiences for real people and improve the bottom line for your business.
Christina Wodtke’s wonderful site/blog on Information Architecture. Lots of great info.
If you wonder what Cascading Style Sheets can do for you, here’s the place to find out.
If you’ve ever needed “filler” or placeholder text for a document or Web site, here’s a great source!
THE source & forum for technical writers.
Founded in September 2006, Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information for designers and web-developers. Our aim is to inform our readers about the latest trends and techniques in web-development.
Shlomo Perets’ “home” for all things about and for Adobe Framemaker®.
Section 508 requires that federal agencies’ electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities.
Scriptorium…[helps] companies with large amounts of technical content streamline their publishing processes, which results in cost reduction and quality improvements.
CSS Tricks is a Web design community curated by Chris Coyler. It's all about Web design for designers. Enjoy!
UX Magazine is free a community resource exploring all facets of experience design. We work closely with practitioners and industry leaders versed in all areas of UX to provide a steady stream of engaging and useful content.
Larry Kunz writes this about himself and his blog:
I’m a technical communication professional with more than 30 years’ experience as a writer, manager, planner, and information designer. I’ve experienced the transition from book-based documentation to today’s integrated delivery of content. At Systems Documentation, Inc. (SDI), I lead projects and perform consulting for clients who want to treat their customer-facing content as a business asset.
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly (BPCQ) is the only refereed journal devoted to research that advances the teaching of communication in the workplace. BPCQ publishes scholarship that advances knowledge about business and professional communication pedagogy and praxis in both academic and workplace settings. Articles in BPCQ present a variety of theoretical, applied, and practical approaches and perspectives. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Journal of Business and Technical Communication (JBTC) is peer-reviewed and published quarterly, keeps you informed about the latest communication practices, problems and trends in both business and academic settings or sectors. It covers written, oral and electronic communication in all areas of business, science and government. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The ACM Special Interest Group for Design of Communication provides a forum for researchers and practitioners of the design of communication, including information architecture, information design, user assistance, help, and documentation (traditional and user-contributed) as well as technology that supports and enhances communication, including blogs, forums, chat, and wikis.