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fredfromfrance
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iPhone support

Apr 25, 2012 10:01 AM

Hi,

 

Looking carefully on the video posted by Adobe, CS6 seems to allow iPhone layout in its new feature "variation of layouts". Do you think it will be activated and will DPS be ready at the same time for iPhone support?

 
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  • Bob Bringhurst
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    Apr 25, 2012 3:17 PM   in reply to fredfromfrance

    Yes, the v20 release will support iPhone. We'll go into more details later.

     
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  • Branislav Milic
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    Apr 25, 2012 10:25 AM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    Those who have a DPS Pro account will they be able to create apps without paying additional fee because it's an app for iPhones ?

     
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:18 PM   in reply to fredfromfrance

    Will it be possible to publish to iPad and iPhone using the same Indesign document?

     
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:38 PM   in reply to espenmoe

    I can't imagine why you would want to.

     

    The iPhone is not, IMO, going to work well for magazines. I see this as whole different target.

     

    Bob

     
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:46 PM   in reply to fredfromfrance

    Because we publish six issues a week, and doing everything twice would be impossible.

     

    If Indesign CS6 can include different layouts in one document, using the same text and image source, this would be very helpful for us.

     
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  • Branislav Milic
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:48 PM   in reply to espenmoe

    Yes but then you will have to SERIOUSLY repurpose A LOT your layout to meet minimum readibility requirements on such small screens.

     
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  • Branislav Milic
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:49 PM   in reply to Branislav Milic

    Yes, InDesign CS6 can help but I wonder how much of the Liquid Layout could really automate such a reshuffling of the whole layout. I'm skeptical. But there is a new Link Content and Styles Matching features in InDesign CS6 that will help you anyway.

     
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    Apr 25, 2012 1:04 PM   in reply to Bob Levine

    Bob, I agree iPhone is not the ideal screen for magazines, but I work in a newspaper ;-)

     
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  • Casey Jensen
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    Apr 25, 2012 1:23 PM   in reply to fredfromfrance

    That would be the approximate time of release, I believe. I wouldn't bet the farm on making that with DPS. Being the first release of the iPhone viewer, I'm sure there will be bugs, you'd have to wait for the app submission/approval time as well.

     
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    Apr 25, 2012 2:53 PM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    Bob,

     

    Will the v20 release also support mobile phone resolutions for Android?  The Adobe Content Viewer allows us to view folios we've created for the Xoom on my Droid X, and while it's not ideal it works and is usable.

     

    Andrew

     
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    Apr 25, 2012 3:08 PM   in reply to Andrew Smith

    The iphone does not work for digital magazines in page form. You can see

    that already in the few magazines available in the newsstand.

    I hope to see some good designs in the future, but I am not that optimistic.

     

    Everybody is just hoping to get more users downloading boring and bad

    designed advertisements in dps form when they are on the iPhone

     

    —Johannes

     

    (mobil gesendet)

     
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    Apr 26, 2012 6:49 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    I agree with you.  Unfortunately, I still can't seem to get my client to understand that.  Reading anything other than an iBook on an iPhone is horrible.  There are a a lot of ugly magazines avail for the iPhone in the app store.  I've downloaded a few just to see how bad they look, and they are awful.

     
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    Apr 26, 2012 6:53 AM   in reply to Brian0523

    If they’re writing the checks then do it. Just don’t claim it as your work if it sucks.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Apr 26, 2012 10:00 AM   in reply to fredfromfrance

    I bet some creative designers will start building functional apps for iPhone.

    Soon, they'll be asking to implement databases and list views in InDesign...

     
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