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Speaking at PePcon 2015 in Philadelphia

It’s official! I’ll be speaking again at PePcon 2015 (the Print and ePublishing Conference) in Philadelphia, PA.  If you’re into print or digital publishing I’d highly recommend you jump on a plane and get to Philadelphia to attend my session. But there’s a lot more to discover … Continue reading Speaking at PePcon 2015 in Philadelphia

Adobe dropping DPS Single Edition

Adobe drops support for Adobe DPS Single Edition apps

Adobe DPS MnemonicStarting May 1, 2015, Adobe will no longer support Adobe DPS Single Edition apps via Adobe.com or through your Creative Cloud license. And on December 4, 2014, Adobe will also remove DPS Single Edition as a purchasable product from Adobe.com. To most people this change will come as a surprise, especially since there’s been more competition than ever from third-party solutions for creating apps from Adobe InDesign. Adobe DPS Single Edition (SE) has always been a great selling point for Creative Cloud licenses and seeing it disappear soon is inevitably going to lead to disappointment with clients and designers. After all it has been available since 2011. It was a way for small design firms or freelancers to create and build apps for clients and expand their range of services as an agency. The demand for digital publications has only increased over the last year and I think DPS SE was a great way for people to get into DPS, or digital publishing in general, for the first time. Continue reading Adobe dropping DPS Single Edition

Adobe Muse HD graphics for Adobe DPS: new article

Have you ever wanted to create web graphics for your Adobe DPS project that look crisp on both SD and HD devices? Well you can thanks to the newly introduced HiDPI settings in Adobe Muse.

iPad2 versus retina display

My latest article on CreativePro shows you how to set up your project in Adobe Muse and proves that this new option allows you to use HD graphics for your projects on retina display devices.

Read the full article here.

InDesign Magazine #61: Adobe DPS power tips

I’m happy to announce the new InDesign Magazine #61 finally arrived! And I’m particularly psyched  about this one because it is completely devoted to Adobe DPS. It features an impressive list of 52 power tips for using Adobe DPS, of which 10 were provided by me. In total you can enjoy about 113 pages of DPS pleasure.

InDesign Magazine 361

These tips go beyond the basics and are based on my product experience and troubleshooting so I hope you get to enjoy them. Remember you can get a subscription here.

I’m speaking at Sydney Adobe Users Group meeting

Good news everyone!

I’ll be hosting the next Adobe Users Group meeting in Sydney on 8th may in the Adobe office. During this 2hr session I’ll be talking about how you can build and publish your iPad app to the App Store using the DPS Single Edition solution. Remember, your Creative Cloud licence entitles you to create as many single-publication apps as you want.

If you want to attend my session, or just check out the agenda be sure to visit this link.

See you there!

New Adobe DPS video tutorial: creating an automatic number sequence

This new video tutorial teaches you how you can use Adobe InDesign and the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite tools to create an automatic number sequence. The technique in this video involves nesting an image sequence object into a multi-state object which is then triggered using a button.

Feel free to share and comment. Thanks for watching.

Custom poster image for YouTube videos with Adobe DPS

I love embedding YouTube videos in my digital publications using InDesign and Adobe DPS. They offer a great way to save lots of megabytes when designing your interactive document. And with todays HD options and broadband streaming, it seems like more and more people jump on the “stream train”.

But unfortunately we’re still not living in a perfect world where it’s no longer necessary to safely remove a USB drive, Comic Sans isn’t installed by default or where you’re not online all the time. And it’s for that last scenario that we want to be careful  when automatically trying to stream video. Because we want to control what the users sees during his reading experience. The following workflow will show you how you can hold off from automatically streaming by not using the “Auto Play” function and using a custom poster.

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Interactive App Store submission PDF

In my online article on the CreativePro website, I discussed a series of tips on how to effectively organize a DPS project briefing. In that article I emphasised the importance of getting the correct information from your client to publish an app on the app store. This means that your client needs to supply you with info to make up the Apple iTunes product page. Eg. app description, keywords, copyright url, app category etc … And this process just became a whole lot easier!

How to organize an effective Adobe DPS project briefing

When you’re working as a DPS freelancer or an agency you often find yourself struggling to get a decent briefing out of your client. Sure, they know how to handle and organize their print projects by giving you info on deadlines, paper size, folding, spot colours and other important things. But the details of a digital publication are often still too obscure to some people, which can lead to missing information to get the job done (in time). In those cases, it is up to you to help your clients setup a decent briefing to get (and keep) a DPS project on the rails. My article on CreativePro.com gives you 9 tips on technical and practical requirements and will help you collect all the information you need from your client.

Read the full article here.