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Adobe Wants You on the Web. Now.

Adobe’s just released a beta of a cute new design tool for the web aimed squarely at you guys who aren’t interested in coding, called Muse. It touts itself as “code-free website building,” but I wouldn’t really go that far. It’s more like websites for designers who don’t care about code. The code itself...

Today's Obsession: CSS Regions

Adobe made a move I totally wouldn’t expect from them yesterday—they contributed an idea to the W3C for the official CSS3 specification everyone would use to validate their code. Adobe’s not engaged the web community in any meaningful way, ever, so this is a major step forward for their behavior. The addition they proposed...

Today's Obsession: Creative Suite 5.5

Now that the dust has begun to settle over Adobe’s new pricing model, let’s have a lookie-loo at CS 5.5’s internal changes. A point upgrade from Adobe is a weird thing, and the last Creative Suite release to do that was CS 2.3, around the time they ate Macromedia. That release came bundled with...

Today's Obsession: Money

I’m sure that, by now, most of you have heard that Adobe has released Creative Suite 5.5, and that it’s a point upgrade—not CS6. But there are some not insignificant features to be discussed there. Rather than looking at the technology (which I’ll get to later this week) I’d like to talk about the...

Today's Obsession: Scriptographer

If you’re into generative art, and more specifically Scriptographer for Illustrator, which lets you use pre-made JavaScript files to create generative works inside Illustrator, there’s a great new Voronoi tool which lets you create lovely cellular structures. In a real-world practical application, the structures look like clusters of connected soap bubbles or cobblestones matched...

Today's Obsession: Martha on the iPad

If you’re paying attention to digital publishing for iOS, you know that Adobe’s recently released the Digital Publishing Suite in beta for InDesign. I spoke about this briefly last week. When I reviewed CS5 a million years ago, I was confused as to why inDesign seemed to have interactive capabilities (and remember, this was...

Today's Obsession: Publishing for the iPad

Last week, Adobe released beta versions of a very interesting set of tools for InDesign—a Digital Publishing Suite for designers developing for the iPad. It’s available now at Adobe Labs. (One caveat: It’s in beta, so go into it understanding that beta means things may be a little buggy here and there.)

Today's Obsession: Typekit, now with more Adobe

Typekit has partnered with Adobe to allow you to use real Adobe typography in your website designs. The difference between this and Typekit partnering with its previous stellar collection of collaborators: it’s frigging Adobe. and everyone has a copy of AGaramond floating around somewhere. Serving Typekit is ridiculously easy. It’s a couple lines of...

ICON Reax, Part 2: Is Animation the Future of Illustration?

Here’s the second half of my report on ICON 6, the illustration conference held in Pasadena, California, from July 14th to the 17th. This installment continues the feedback I’ve gotten about the “Future of Publishing” keynote panel discussion. There were a couple of issues that provoked a wide variety of strong emotions: are art...

ICON Reax, Part 1: Is Animation the Future of Illustration?

So Print – as in “print” – has launched its daily blog (the good news is that it’s not called “Out Of Print.”) But what else can be said about publishing’s future? This issue was the primary topic of discussion and debate throughout the ICON 6 illustration conference. Held at the Langham Hotel –...