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 one of the things I [...]

By |2018-12-10T14:01:16+00:00December 10th, 2018|Adobe, InDesign, Tips, Training, Tutorial, Tutoring|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 them from becoming a complete [...]

By |2018-11-26T06:55:15+00:00November 26th, 2018|Adobe, Digital Publishing Suite, EPUB, in5, InDesign|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. They are both proprietary solutions [...]

By |2018-06-14T15:15:54+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Adobe, Muse, Muse, WordPress|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 I wrote my original article [...]

By |2018-06-10T13:21:52+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Adobe, Digital Publishing, EPUB, InDesign, Rants|10 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 interest. Recently, and I admit, [...]

It’s okay to say no to interactive PDF

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 generally into short and sweet [...]

By |2018-05-31T19:58:13+00:00January 26th, 2016|Acrobat, Adobe, EPUB, InDesign, PDF, Rants|55 Comments

Adobe quietly drives a nail into the coffin of CS6

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 it would be offered indefinitely [...]

By |2018-03-05T14:09:35+00:00October 8th, 2015|Adobe, Creative Cloud, Creative Suite|24 Comments

Creative Cloud 2015: What you need to know before installing Adobe’s new desktop applications

There are all new Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications rolling out now and they should be available to all subscribers within 24 hours. Before installing anything, however, please take a moment or two to read this post. It might help you avoid some frustration. New install routine uninstalls prior versions When Adobe [...]

By |2018-03-06T09:47:06+00:00June 16th, 2015|Adobe, Creative Cloud, InDesign, Tips|9 Comments
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