From time to time we get requests from beginners or from users migrating from other tools who want to start using Oxygen with DITA and they need to know a set of useful resources.
Resources for editing DITA with Oxygen:
We have a getting started section in our user's manual: https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/17.1/ug-editor/#topics/eppo-first-dita-topic.html and a larger section on DITA authoring: https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/17.1/ug-editor/#topics/author-dita.html.
There are two past webinars about DITA support in Oxygen, you can follow them on our Oxygen YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7LMcO_euJU.
And we have a list of videos, some of them DITA-related here: https://www.oxygenxml.com/videos.html.
Resources for learning DITA:
If you want to start learning about DITA in general there is a web site called Learning DITA.
The DITA 1.3 standard specification can be found here: https://www.oxygenxml.com/dita/1.3/specs/#introduction/dita-release-overview.html.
Resources for customizing the DITA output formats
Usually customizing the XHTML based outputs means creating your custom CSS selectors. If you generate WebHelp output using Oxygen, we have a section explaining basic WebHelp customizations: https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/17.1/ug-editor/#topics/customize_webhelp.html.
For PDF-based outputs if you publish via the DITA Open Toolkit we have a section in our user's manual about PDF customizations: https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/17.1/ug-editor/#topics/dita-pdf-output.html. There is also a PDF plugin generator created by Jarno Elovirta which can be used in order to customize the PDF layout. The DITA For Print book also covers quite a lot of many customization possibilities. There are also a number of different alternatives to obtain PDF from DITA: http://blog.oxygenxml.com/2015/11/possibilities-to-obtain-pdf-from-dita.html.
- Oxygen XML Blog: http://blog.oxygenxml.com/.
- Magda Caloian's Think DITA blog: http://think-dita.com/.
- Scriptorium Blog: http://www.scriptorium.com/blog/.
- Eliot Kimber's Blog: http://drmacros-xml-rants.blogspot.ro/.
- A larger selection of technical writing and DITA articles:http://idratherbewriting.com
- List of learning DITA blog posts from Mekon: http://mekon.com/bitesize-dita/