Rants, Raves, and Musings of a Creative Professional2019-04-10T12:47:20-04:00

Rants, raves and musings of
a creative professional.

10Dec, 2018

Do you have InDesign questions? I have answers!

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Adobe, InDesign, Tips, Training, Tutorial, Tutoring|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Like most freelancers, I wear a lot of hats around here. As a designer, I work on print, digital, and web. As a consultant, I help creatives with InDesign-based workflows and I've even done some formal classroom training. Curious about all that? Visit my business site. I love all of it, but [...]

26Nov, 2018

Ajar Production’s in5 Picks Up Where Adobe DPS Left Off

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Adobe, Digital Publishing Suite, EPUB, in5, InDesign|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Since Adobe made a decision to kill Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), I've found myself looking for something to fill the void it left. Yes, I think that Publish Online and even Fixed Layout EPUB are terrific methods of publishing interactive content from InDesign, but they both have drawbacks that keep [...]

9Jul, 2018

Think your website doesn’t need an SSL Certificate? Think again!

By |July 9th, 2018|Categories: Web Hosting, WordPress|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Did you ever notice those little lock icons that show up in browser address bars on some websites? That's an indicator that the site is secured with an SSL Certificate and that any data submitted will be encrypted. This is a very good thing, of course, but traditionally you'd only [...]

2Apr, 2018

Why Adobe Muse and Business Catalyst users should move to WordPress!

By |April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Adobe, Muse, Muse, WordPress|Tags: , , |7 Comments

On March 26, Adobe announced that it was ending development of its WYSIWYG, code-free web design application, Muse. At the same time, they also announced the end of life for Business Catalyst, their "all-in-one business website and online marketing solution." Neither of these comes as a great shock to me. [...]

22Mar, 2018

The Fixed Layout EPUB Missing Piece: Reliable Readers for Windows and Android

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Adobe, Digital Publishing, EPUB, InDesign, Rants|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments

Seems like just yesterday I was super excited about the future of Fixed Layout EPUB. Looking back, though, it was more than three years ago, so in that sense, the future is now. Truth be told, I'm still excited about it—the interactive features and the user experience is terrific—but when [...]

1Mar, 2016

What’s Next For Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Users?

By |March 1st, 2016|Categories: Adobe, Digital Publishing, Digital Publishing Suite, InDesign, Twixl|Tags: , , , , |24 Comments

Adobe Digital Publishing Solution is now part of Adobe Experience Manager. What do all the changes mean to small publishers? Like many Adobe Digital Publishing Suite users, I’ve been following Adobe’s latest moves with regard to both DPS and Digital Publishing Solution (DPS2015) with [...]

26Jan, 2016

It’s okay to say no to interactive PDF

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Acrobat, Adobe, EPUB, InDesign, PDF, Rants|Tags: , , , , , |55 Comments

It’s not much of a secret that I spend quite a bit of time on the front lines of the Adobe forums. Most of the blog posts I’ve written here and at InDesign Secrets are inspired by what I read there. It’s also no secret that I’m [...]

8Oct, 2015

Adobe quietly drives a nail into the coffin of CS6

By |October 8th, 2015|Categories: Adobe, Creative Cloud, Creative Suite|27 Comments

Back in 2013 when Adobe announced that all new Creative Suite releases would be done under the Creative Cloud banner as subscription only, they threw a bone at those who insisted on "owning" their software by continuing to offer CS6 as a perpetually licensed version. At the time they stated that [...]

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