A number of web sites serve as an excellent resource for InDesign. At the top of the list is InDesign Secrets, and places like Instant InDesign, Creative Mentor, Jetsetcom.net, and Gilbert Consulting offer tons of tips, tricks, and tutorials.
In the comments section of individual Help topics, I link to specific articles on these web sites. In some instances, I linked to these “community sites” within Help topics, and I plan to do more of that.
The Community Publishing System (CPS) is another resource for contributing to the InDesign community. Perhaps you don’t have your own web site but would like to make contributions. Or perhaps you’ve started an InDesign website and would like to let more people know about it. You can use the CPS to help other Adobe users.
Here’s what the CPS folks have to say about it:
We’re pleased to announce the Adobe Community Publishing 1.1 beta is live. This new AIR application lets anyone with an Adobe ID publish content on Adobe products and technology directly to Adobe.com.
Community members can contribute tips, movies, code snippets, and more with easy-to-use templates. Contributions are moderated by community experts. Plus, everyone in the community can rate and comment on contributions.
Contributing is easy
1. Download the Community Publishing app: Community Publishing System (CPS)
2. Author your tip using a simple template
3. Publish it to Adobe.com
Content goes live within minutes and is automatically added to community help search. Exceptional contributions will be promoted in Help & Support pages, Developer Connection, Design Center, and considered for inclusion in Adobe partner publications.
You can see all of the submissions here: Community Publishing index page.
So, take it for a spin. I’ll be keeping an eye on the submissions for InDesign and including links to the especially good stuff when I update the InDesign Help document.