Why specialization in design?
Following the rules for specialization design enables reuse of
design elements, just as following the rules for specialized content enables
reuse of content
By using standard schemes for developing design modules, a specializer
- Reuse of their design modules by others, allowing shared development of
specific parts of a document type
- Faster integration of their designs with other specializations, allowing
quicker deployment of new design elements and quicker adoption of new markup
- Better management of differences between authoring groups in the same
organization: each group can create specific document types that integrate
just the modules they require.
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