Suitcase Fusion 5, a new version of font management

Depending on how big a creative company is, the designers may need a font server or a desktop font manager. Extensis offers both. Universal Type Server delivers the same functionality to the desktop user as Suitcase Fusion, but adds more stringent and centralised font management, including the ability to control and manage for legal compliance. The desktop client, Suitcase Fusion, has just been upgraded to version 5. Its focus is on making creatives work more efficiently and with more creative control over the fonts they use.

Relevanssi search better than WordPress’s (review)

Relevanssi search engine for WordPress

When searching for a story using WordPress’s own search your users will end up frustrated at the low relevance of the results. Using Relevanssi will make your users a lot more happy. Relevanssi is a plug-in that comes in a free and a premium version.

Calais Metadata in WordPress: use Tagaroo

Calais is Thomson/Reuters’ metadata initiative to make the world’s content more accessible, interoperable and valuable. Calais offers an API, but WordPress admins have a much easier option: the Tagaroo plug-in. Calais is a toolkit that lets you readily incorporate semantic functionality within your blog, content management system (CMS), website or application. It differs from in that it isn’t […]

Book review: DAM Survival Guide

When David Diamond was still busy writing his DAM Survival Guide, he gave me the opportunity to comment on his style and the book’s contents. Now the book is available at, I felt the time is right to review the DAM Survival Guide.

Going from InDesign print layouts to iPad publications


Twixl media is the Belgian developer of Twixl Publisher, an iPad publishing solution. Twixl Publisher is an InDesign based solution for transmigrating a printed publication to the iPad. That made me think: how do Adobe-based software vendors understand this transmigration anyway?

Book review: CSS Cookbook

Christopher Schmitt’s CSS cookbook is exactly that: a book full of ‘recipes’ for CSS. Schmitt tackles CSS problems in a straightforward and structured way, ensuring you quickly get to the heart of the solution.

Short List of Publishing & Editorial Systems

The Short List of Publishing & Editorial Systems is a list of over 30 systems for publishing. Each entry is listed with a live link to the vendor’s home page and a short description of the system is provided.

Dreamweaver and Contribute CS4 Combine to Create Powerful Web Design and Authoring Environment

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is the industry standard for developing websites. Together with Contribute CS4, it can be used as a lightweight Web Content Management System (CMS) for small workgroups. With the Contribute Server, the workgroups can grow bigger. But even if a site has been created and Contribute is not available, Dreamweaver’s InContext Editing allows end users to make simple edits to pages.

First release of UC capable publishing system at Ifra

At Ifra 2009, Quark is going to announce its strategy for next year, new features for Quark Publishing System, and a collaboration platform (Unified Communications) for publishers that was jointly developed with Microsoft.

GridIron Flow silently tracks creative projects and time spent on them in realtime

Flow is a workflow tool for creative professionals, including 3D artists, photographers, and users of Adobe’s CS3 and CS4 suites. It sits quiet in the background, tracking files in realtime, watching your moves, actions, the files involved, etc. Flow has versioning, time tracking, and powerful search and find capabilities. It’s a creative user’s dream come true, although in its current first version it still has a few rough edges.