Rants, Raves, and Musings of a Creative Professional2018-11-24T11:40:48+00:00

Rants, raves and musings of
a creative professional.

Do you have InDesign questions? I have answers!

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 [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Adobe, InDesign, Tips, Training, Tutorial, Tutoring|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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. [...]

By |April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Adobe, Muse, Muse, WordPress|Tags: , , |5 Comments

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

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 [...]

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

What’s Next For Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Users?

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 [...]

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