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Mekon raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society on national Cupcake Day

June 15 was national cupcake day and the Mekon team used this opportunity to raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society to help raise money to improve care, support and understanding for people affected by dementia toady, and find a cure for tomorrow. Together we ate lots of cake and had fun all for a good […]

Seek and find at IDEAS 2017 Summer Online conference

July 25-26, 2017 The conference includes five 60-minute concurrent sessions in two tracks, giving you a choice of 11 unique presentations. Participate live according to the published schedule or watch a recording of any session when it’s more convenient for you. The theme for this year’s Summer conference addresses issues of searchability and findability. Seek […]

Mekon is now a G-Cloud 9 supplier

Mekon is proud to announce that we are now a G-Cloud 9 supplier providing services to the public sector. G-Cloud is a UK government framework designed to simplify public sector procurement by utilising a pre-approved list of suppliers on the UK Digital Marketplace portal. As a supplier, Mekon provide transparent and cost effective services to help […]

DITA Authoring with oXygen Author

Looking to boost your authoring productivity by giving you a thorough understanding of oXygen XML Author’s capabilities? Book your place on one of our DITA Authoring with oXygen Author training courses. Our DITA Authoring with oXygen XML Author training course is divided in two parts. Firstly, the fundamentals of DITA and the latest best practices, […]

Taxonomy for tech comm at UA Europe

UA Europe provides a unique update on the latest industry trends, technical developments, and best practice in software user assistance. Once again the organisers are offering an excellent range of presentations including Mekon’s Joe Pairman who will be delivering  Taxonomy for tech comm: tips and tech to improve user search experience. Taxonomy is the art […]

New training course: Fundamentals of DITA Open Toolkit 2.X

28-29 June, London Nearly all DITA content management systems and editors use the DITA Open Toolkit to publish output. This toolkit is, as the name implies, a flexible platform with which to build ones own preferred output styles and tailored format. Yet, Open Toolkit configuration is seen as an esoteric task, for specialists only. This […]

Mekon Gold Sponsors at LavaCon Europe 2017

LavaCon is a gathering place for content strategists, user experience designers, documentation managers, and other content professionals who are willing to share their best practices and lessons learned—both what worked, and what didn’t. Once again for 2017 the event offers a  packed schedule including Key Note Speakers Megan Gilhoolly, Content Management, and Janne Jul […]

Webinar: Structured Content Meets Taxonomy

In this engaging, 1-hour webinar, you will learn how to tailor information chunks to readers’ unique needs. We will talk about: Benefits and principles of granular structured content, and how to start preparing your own content for this new architecture. Best practices for linking structured content to standards-based taxonomies, and some pitfalls to avoid The […]

Workshop: How to write for structured content to create better customer experiences

Las Vegas, 28 March (ICC) How to write for structured content to create better customer experiences These days, we’re no longer writing documents or even web pages. Whatever we think we’re typing, users access a variety of formats, on different platforms, and may only see parts of what we’ve written. Technologists come up with new […]

The secret life of taxonomies: Web findability beyond browsing and facets

This month we feature an article written by Mekon’s Lead Consultant Joe Pairman for tcworld, the magazine for international information management – The secret life of taxonomies: Web findability beyond browsing and facets.   It has to be said that most people have never heard of taxonomy. Others associate it exclusively with plants and animals. In […]