General news

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 […]

Delivering Digital Content at Siemens Rail at Tekom 2016

Siemens Rail operates state of the art trains in a custom-built depot. To operate and maintain these trains requires a large amount of technical content, including maintenance and operating manuals. This content needs to support a wide array of users, including drivers, maintenance technicians and engineers, who access it on a variety of devices. This […]

Getting started with the DITA Open Toolkit training

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 course is an […]

Introducing Laura Katajisto and Dave Harrison

Meet Laura Laura Katajisto brings a wealth of experience to the Mekon consulting team.  She has a background in telecommunications, having worked at Nokia and Microsoft Mobile for over 13 years. Most recently, Laura was the business-side Product Owner & DITA specialist for the world-class content creation and distribution ecosystem used to manage the customer […]