Sneak Peek: InDesign liquid layout

Remember how I’m always going on about Adobe helping make HTML more capable of doing rich, print-style layouts? How might that benefit people? PM Kiyo Toma gives a sneak preview of how InDesign’s evolving to create lightweight, dynamic HTML layouts for tablets and other devices:

HTML & CSS are only growing in importance to digital publishing (e.g. see Amazon’s Kindle Format 8), and I’m excited to see InDesign expanding its HTML-creation chops.

6 thoughts on “Sneak Peek: InDesign liquid layout

  1. InDesign’s character, paragraph, object, table, cell, & GREP styles are extremely powerful. Sometimes I wish they functioned more like CSS styles. For starters, paragraph rules can add borders above & below, but there are not left & right borders. Mostly I’d like the ability to apply multiple styles the way tag, id, and class allow you to apply multiple styles.

  2. So what does this mean for Adobe Muse (codename)?
    Muse is being marketed to InDesign users to move to web design. If InDesign has web design ability, learning another program like Muse seems pointless.
    [I doubt that the InDesign folks would expect people to design Web sites per se in ID; rather, they want to enable publishing of efficient, dynamic publications, especially for mobile devices. –J.]

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