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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 […]

Adobe Technical Communication Suite (2017 release) has arrived

We are pleased to be able to draw your attention to the availability of the new 2017 release of Adobe FrameMaker.  This offers a number of exciting new features, which can now provide authors with the components of an across the board solution for authoring and publishing technical content to mobile, web, desktop, and print […]

30% off Content Strategy Applied 2017 for friends of Mekon

Content Strategy Applied is a conference that connects the work done by all types of content authors and editors across the enterprise. Here are the top benefits: Practical information you can take back to your workplace and use right away. A core CS process that anyone can implement, whether content is your world or you’re […]

Successfully plan, create, and deliver strategic content at Intelligent Content 2017

Content. It’s everywhere. And getting control of it is arguably the biggest challenge for business these days. We’re creating so much content today — for so many audiences, platforms, channels, and devices — that traditional content production methods no longer suffice. In order for you to be truly effective at strategic content, you need to […]

Meet Mekon at Content Management Strategies/DITA North America in April

Join Mekon in San Diego this April at the Center for Information-Development Management for the nineteenth annual Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference. Come to San Diego and meet publications professionals who have implemented content management strategies and the OASIS DITA standard in their organizations. Hear from key tool developers who are actively supporting the […]

Great Mekon Christmas Bake Off

In true Mekon tradition we have once again conducted another festive food content audit. This year our independent content audit is on Christmas pudding and shortbread on sale this December in the UK. “Tis the season to be jolly” Eat, drink and be merry. Christmas is a time for indulgence and a time for being […]

Mekon celebrate the wealth of experience and expertise of our long service staff

To celebrate another successful year for Mekon 10 and 20 year service awards were presented to our staff for their contributions and achievements over the years. Our CEO, Julian Murfitt presented the staff with flowers, certificates and gift vouchers at the Mekon Christmas party last week. Julian said: ‘There is something very pleasing about Mekon […]

DITA authoring with oXygen Author training – new dates added

Book your place on this training course which offers both experienced and novice DITA authors everything they need to work with the oXygen Author XML authoring tool. The course is divided into two parts – an introduction to DITA (1 day) and an introduction to oXygen XML (2 days). You can attend part one, part […]