This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 22
Macworld was wonderful and packed full of people and good buzz. I hope that every company that decided not to exhibit is feeling regret and is making plans for the end of January 2011. The good news is that with the smaller exhibit hall, there was more time to see fun new things and run into more friends, such as Jay Nelson, Lesa Snider, Paul Schmidt (ex-ALAP and now ex-Quark), Shellie Hall, Sandee Cohen, Jeff Carlson, Russell Brown, David Biedny, and many others.
There wasn't much InDesign-related software at the show, though I did get a demo of the very promising-looking TypeDNA. I look forward to seeing this more when it's actually released (they're saying perhaps next month).
Of course, Macworld wasn't the only conference going on... there was also TED, at which Wired editor Chris Anderson demoed an iPad version of the magazine (on something that was a bit bigger than an ipad). We're not sure how it was made, but we know that Wired is laid out in InDesign, so we think they must have used some sort of InDesign-to-iPad conversion workflow... perhaps via XFL? Email me if you know!
Meanwhile, there were lots of other fun articles bouncing about the Interweb, including:
- Pariah wrote a nice piece about Tinting Grayscale Images
- Have a bunch of empty pages in your document that you don't want any longer? Check out this free script from Harbs at in-tools.com which removes them for you!
- Here's a little video by Jeff Witchel about making custom strokes in Illustrator. Okay, it has nothing to do with InDesign, but I think it's cool.
- Okay, Jeff is cooking on all kinds of things. Here he writes a nice little article for Layers about creating mixed ink colors in InDesign.
- Adam Jury shows some clever preflighting and document checking techniques in his latest videocast #8.