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. …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …