This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 126
There is more in the InDesign universe that is dreamt of in your philosophy, my friend! Here’s just a glimpse of what I’ve been looking at recently:
- Here is a list of GREP wildcard codes I’ve never seen before, apparently based on Perl — including “any math symbol,” and more.
- Okay, this is cool: a letterpress font created with a 3D printer!
- Why is the ampersand glyph so compelling? I don’t know, but I love these kinds of articles.
- Did you know that October 8 will be “International Print Day”? (Follow on twitter.)
- The Baker Framework is a free open source method of creating tablet apps, but a number of third-party companies sell or develop tools that add tools to the framework. I just noticed that Twixl and in5 are both InDesign-based partners.
- Speaking of in5, did you know that it lets you create a Web App? Learn about web apps here, and download an example to your mobile device.
- While this isn’t directly InDesign-related, it caught my eye: Looks like Apple bought the publishing platform Prss, which helps people make magazines for the iOS newsstand.
- Making a booklet (a small book)? There are things you should know, such as how to choose a binding type and how to use the Print Booklet feature.
- Hey, are you a student or you know a student who is creative, entrepreneurial, and likes to share their knowledge? Sign up to become an Adobe Student Rep!
- Here’s a fun little free script that lets you split up a text frame into smaller frames, based on paragraphs, words, or other delimiters. (You have to sign up for their free newsletter to get it.)
- Did you know Adobe’s DPS has viewers for Android, Windows, web browsers, and more?
- OK, Staples is just trying to sell more ink and toner, but this is a cute infographic about workplace personalities anyway.
- Trying to get InDesign to talk with SQL databases, XML, and JSON? Here’s some open source tools called Porky you might find useful!