The enormous success of the Kindle and the iPhone has accelerated the XML revolution. XML (Extensible Markup Language) is built into QuarkXPress, so you may want to look into upgrading your habits and processes to take advantage of its ability to produce content for multiple output channels. If you’re interested, check out the StartWithXML project at www.startwithxml.com.
Here’s their description from their website:
“StartWithXML is an industry-wide project to understand and spread the knowledge publishers need to move forward with XML. It’s about the business issues driving the ‘why’ of XML and the technical and organizational issues, strategies, and tactics underlying the ‘how’ of getting started.”
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.