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.
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 schema.org in that it isn’t […]
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 amazon.com, I felt the time is right to review the DAM Survival Guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.