This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 78

I can’t believe that no one noticed that “This Week in Articles” missed numbers 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, and 76! I just skipped past them. Not sure what on earth happened there… I must have typed 77 instead of 71. Oh well, those aren’t particularly interesting numbers anyway — except 72, of course. Speaking of interesting numbers: today is 63… I mean 11-11-11. Tomorrow will, I assume, be 1-00-00-00.

Aaaaanyway, let’s dive in and take a look at my quasi-weekly roundup of articles you may have missed:

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  • Adobe announced this week that they were shutting down new development on Flash Mobile. This does not mean that Flash is dead, or event that Flash is less relevant. It’s just Flash Mobile, not the many other aspects of Flash. Here is a good roundup of what happened.
  • The single-edition DPS option is now available at the Adobe Store for $395. Interesting!
  • Where do you think EPUB files should begin? That is, what should be the first page you see when you first open an epub? Liz Castro weighs in on the matter, and discusses how to control it. (You can see my position in the comments after that post.)
  • While Adobe is clearly focused on letting people create digital magazines, some other companies are looking outside that box at other kinds of publishing. ScrollMotion, for example, is starting to explore what large companies need for creating business presentations.
  • And speaking of alternatives to Adobe DPS, check out Twixl Publisher, which is now 2.0!
  • Cari wrote up a good article on using Marijan’s link-renaming script, and why it may be very important to you before exporting EPUB files.
  • I’m really intrigued by what Walrus is doing, but clearly they’re up against a number of frustrating challenges.

Enjoy!

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4 Comments on “This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 78

  1. I agree: the news about the upgrade pricing for CS 6 are weird. Such an important change should have a proper announcement, instead of being mentioned en passant in a blog post about other suite features. If that’s true, I wonder whether Adobe is being a bit greedy lately. First they changed the (already short) 18-month version cycle to an even shorter 12-month cycle. Now this.

  2. Read carefuly: 50 dollars pm ON AN ANNUAL PLAN. That is a ‘lease’ for one year. End the subscription aftet a year: software gone.
    Good to read that for CS6 there still will be ‘old school’ licences but if I read it right, an upgrade price will only be for CS5/5.5 users. So users of older versions pay full price?

  3. Thanks for the excellent list of articles.

    Adobe need to sort out their wording and be crystal clear. I’ve seen this mentioned on several other forums/blogs in the past week, seems like everyone is confused.

  4. I think Adobe’s approach lately seems to be a little all over the map. It seems they are unsure of what tools to push people to for tablet publishing so they are including an option in flash, Dreamweaver, and indesign and none of them seem to be fantastic solutions. Indesign to produce folios comes the closest, but the licensing fees are still high for “digital distribution”. Digital distribution? Isn’t that what the internet is for? Imagine if they restricted PDF distribution to only be through Adobe servers.

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