my chopsuey* entry

At the same time that I just discovered that the Adobe Magazine is back (it used to be PROXY), John Nack posted before I even had the chance. Download the free magazine http://www.adobemagazine.com/

A lot of talk on Web 2.0 too, there’s a 20 minute video that really breaks it down to nice digestible pieces of information… this is the next big thing… don’t miss it!

The concept of being able to deliver Rich Internet Applications is a science all by itself. Taking into consideration the wealth of technology that we can take advantage of (think Java, J2EE, Flex, Coldfusion, AJAX, XML, XSLT, the list goes on), our customer showcase site will show you the a handful of customers that were able to push the limits and communicate in a much more interesting, richer, more compelling way.

So last week, we had the Acrobat 8 for Print Professional Workshop (as part of the Creative@Work series in Singapore). It wasn’t as fully packed as the CSS Workshop, but still it was as engaging… some of the information we shared were the “staples” of an Acrobat/PDF workshop. Talking about PDF as a file format, as a standard (the PDF/A and PDF/X). Not to be missed of course is a little bit of review on PDF Settings, the Export PDF command and the File> Print PS comparisons.

A good piece of document though, is of course found on the adobe website (complete with diagrams and visuals… for those who don’t like to read, hehehe). A solid starting point for those who want to understand how Acrobat’s functionality and feature-set provide and delivers advanced tools for creating, collaborating on, and controlling the output of high-quality Adobe PDF files.

And if your still hungry for more resources, then, this is the place to be, with documents and articles on everything you need to know about Publishing and Printing (I’d like to do a special mention on the one that helps you CREATE THE PERFECT PDF! It’s just like finally finding the perfect pineapple pie recipe — or pineapple tarts for a singaporean, I suppose).

Also, even if fonts have been under the radar recently, I still think OpenType needs a little bit more attention than it is getting. It’s a wonderful technology that combines the ease of use of TrueType fonts and the pizzaz of the postscript font technology. Plus it’s crossplatform and it can contain over 65,000 glyphs!

Revisit OpenType here and be amazed once again :)

This could be one of the longest entries I’ve ever logged… but I’m having fun…

*If you have no idea what chopsuey is, wikipedia it :)