This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 124
I was joking with a friend of mine, asking if he had decided to switch back to QuarkXPress, and we laughed but I realized it made me sound old… like joking about going back to typewriters… that there is a generation of designers and production staff who had never even considered QuarkXPress, much less used it. And, in fact, I just received two letters — one an email from someone who never stopped using XPress, and one in the post from someone who still insists on using her typewriter for correspondence.
While we sit and wonder what that’s all about, here are some articles you should definitely consider perusing:
- Are you a non-profit anywhere near Washington DC? If so, check out this one-day event: Digital Publishing 101(+1) for Non-Profits
- You probably know that I’m a big fan of keeping my images set to RGB and then converting to CMYK when I export my PDF files for press. Here is a good rundown of that process in video form.
- Understanding why we see things a certain way is important when considering design, which is why I enjoyed this article on the principles of gestalt (seeing the whole thing).
- Jay Nelson gives a good review at Macworld for the 2014 version of InDesign CC.
- Still have some QuarkXPress files around? Check out this review of Markzware’s tool for opening QX files in InDesign, called Q2ID.
- Do you use Google Docs? If so, you have to know about DocsFlow from Em Software, which just had an update!
- Keith Gilbert did a great webinar all about Multi State Objects (MSOs) and how they work with DPS. Here’s the free recording! Then he followed up with a terrific blog post with MSO tips.
- Interested in typefaces and how they’re designed? Read this interview with Bruno Maag!
- So when are scholarly journals going to stop printing and go all-digital? This great article asks the pros.
- Looks like we should have invested money in Bowker! In 2006, they listed 65,000 publishers, today it’s 8 times that!
- What do the fonts on your system look like? This clever Flash-based web site shows you!
- If you enjoy type and typography, you’ll like this series of blog posts by Adobe about the history of DTP.
- And speaking of type and typography, if you don’t know the difference between Standard vs. Discretionary Ligatures, learn it here!
- The future (in case you hadn’t heard) is HTML. Justin Putney explains what that means to publishers (and InDesign users) in this article.
- Some interesting ideas for fun typographic effects in this article.
- Don’t have Bridge installed? Here are 10 Bridge tips that will convince you to install it today!