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Giving Thanks

27. November 2013

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America. As a day to focus on giving thanks for the blessings that surround each of us, I extend a heartfelt Thank You to the product managers and engineers at Quark for continuing the innovation that keeps QuarkXPress at the forefront of design tools for publishers, […]

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Removal of skeuomorphism, parallax effects and the oxymoron in iOS7

16. October 2013

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The oxymoron of iOS7: Isn’t a parallax effect a skeuomorphism?

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Ben Franklin, printer

17. January 2013

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Today is the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, who was, as the Firesign Theatre put it, “the only President of the United States… who was never President of the United States.” Instead, when Franklin died in 1790, he was world-famous as a scientist and a diplomat, but he named himself in his will as simply “Benjamin Franklin, Printer“. And much earlier, in […]

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Does Our Future Require “Subcompact Publishing”?

3. December 2012

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Craig Mod published some excellent thoughts and examples of “simple” publishing in his remarkably insightful “Subcompact Publishing”. If you’re concerned with the future (and present!) of publishing, you’ll enjoy reading it here. For example, here is one excerpt: ———————— Subcompact Publishing tools are first and foremost straightforward. They require few to no instructions. They are […]

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