The Lost Art Of Design Etiquette

  Endless layers in Photoshop. Overstuffed image folders. That jQuery plug-in that has 12 files associated with it. Hundreds or thousands of individual pieces go into making a website. No wonder we go off the deep end when we can’t find a closing div — er, section tag. We work with a ridiculously large number of things, and…

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Mastering Photoshop Techniques: Layer Styles

  Layer Styles are nothing new. They’ve been used and abused again and again. Despite their ubiquity, or perhaps because of it, many designers do not yet realize the full potential of this handy menu. Its beauty lies in our ability to create an effect and then copy, modify, export, hide or trash it, without degrading…

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Quark sold to merger and acquisition company | Macworld

Quark, which is privately held, was previously owned by the Ebrahimi family, which bought it from founder Tim Gill in 2000. On August 1, the children of Farhad (Fred) Ebrahimi, who retired in 2005, completed a transaction in which they sold all of their Quark shares for cash, and handed over control of the company…

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EDITORIAL: The next “PDF-killer”

The release of the new Computable Document Format (CDF) has been reported by some as ringing the death-knell of PDF. In this article, Dan Shea talks about the strengths, obstacles and possibilities for the new “PDF-killer”…

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Advanced eBooks: Fixed Layout Picture Books & Children’s Books (from QuarkXPress)

You will learn the process and techniques of creating fully illustrated (full-page image) picture books and children’s books using industry standard desktop layout software Adobe InDesign. We’ll also use Photoshop to prepare images for publication. (Open this page for examples of fixed layout, fully illustrated picture and children’s books.) Keep reading Advanced eBooks: Fixed Layout…

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Advanced eBook Design

The best, most stylish, most interesting ebooks (ePUB, Mobi, iBooks, Kindle, more) are not those that use the default formatting and styling exported by InDesign, QuarkXPress, Pages, Word, or another program. The ebooks that people respond to most use different fonts, colored text, dropcaps, headings and subheads, embedded video, improved typography, and other enhancements we’ll…

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InDesign

Adobe InDesign Training with world renowned InDesign guru Pariah Burke is an essential part of designing successful print and digital publications. Keep reading InDesign on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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