Quick Tip : Understanding the Symbols tool

We often create some document where some elements of design are used again and again , for example a design using leaves , water droplets or flowers scattering and example is used in one of my previous tutorials about using water droplets can be found here. The symbols tools makes […] The post Quick Tip…

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Figures in InDesign CS5.5 and Accessibility

After reading David’s blog-post on InDesign Secrets, titled “Building an Org Chart or Flowchart in InDesign“.  I thought… “How does building illustrations in InDesign impact the development of Accessible PDF with InDesign CS5.5?” InDesign CS5.5 introduced significant new features for EPUB/HTML and PDF export. Building Accessible PDFs is now much, MUCH easier… It’s not yet…

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InDesign CS5.5 7.5.2 Update fixes EPUB issues

Amongst a list of issues that’s been resolved with today’s Adobe InDesign CS5.5 7.5.2 update release are a couple of EPUB issues. Notably: An issue in the DOCTYPE of the EPUB, where InDesign would insert an extra space, which in turn caused iBooks to return an error and stop rendering the EPUB. The iBooks rendering…

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CSS shaders: Cinematic effects for the web

Advances in HTML5 and CSS (for example transitions, animations, transforms, text shadows, box-shadows, gradients, SVG) have improved the graphical and interactive richness of HTML. SVG filter effects are now moving to Filter Effects 1.0 to become available in CSS and HTML, in addition to SVG, and will bring effects such as grayscale, sepia tone, or…

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Adobe Acquires Web Typography Innovator Typekit

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it has acquired privately held Typekit Inc., a leader in the delivery of hosted, high-quality fonts for use on websites. Available as a subscription-based cloud service, Typekit’s vast font library gives designers and developers creative license to deliver beautiful type that enhances the Web experience. Today, more than…

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The Whys And The Hows Of Textures In Web Design

Texture is becoming integral to design. It’s gone beyond being a trend — it’s now a simple and effective way to add depth to a website. Wielding the power of texture is a great responsibility. It increases the effectiveness of websites and is a quality tool in the arsenal of designers. It can guide the user’s eye…

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