When it comes to page layout programs for graphic designers, for some it comes down to Adobe InDesign versus Affinity Publisher. Find out the key differences between InDesign and Publisher and how to decide which page layout program is best for you. “Adobe InDesign vs Affinity Publisher: Which Should You Use?”: Read or Listen
A lot of designers use PDFs for design proofs, but you may not realize some of the helpful features Acrobat offers. Here are 11 cool Acrobat tips for designers that will save you time, improve your workflow or let you do some really cool things. “11 Cool Acrobat Tips for Designers”: Read or Listen
Confused by Alt-text for images for document and web accessibility? Find out which images need Alt-text, how to write good Alt-text, how long it should be and how to add it to web and InDesign images. Also find out lots of Alt-text do’s and don’ts.
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When you design documents destined for both print and the web, if all you do is export your layout files to low- and high-resolution PDFs, you’re missing out on providing a better experience for readers of PDFs or print and a higher value to your clients. Learn how to make PDF and print documents more user friendly.
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Many graphic designers avoid using InDesign’s automated table of contents feature. But there are several problems with creating a table of contents manually. Find out 6 reasons designers should use InDesign’s automated table of contents feature. “6 Reasons to Use InDesign’s Automated Table of Contents”: Read or Listen
Excessive design and text edits from clients can be frustrating and a time suck for graphic designers. They can derail a project and make it less profitable. Find out 9 ways to reduce client revisions and have a happier client relationship.
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Many designers who think they’re creating accessible InDesign files and PDFs really aren’t. Other designers, who are looking for help with document accessibility, don’t understand the process, which can cost their clients. Find out 9 InDesign accessibility mistakes designers make and how to correct them.
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Have you ever sent off a design proof only to have the client not like it and ask for a bunch of design changes? Find out what to do when a client doesn’t like your designs.
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Many designers rely on Acrobat’s accessibility checker to determine whether their PDF files are accessible or not. But like other automated checkers, it has limitations and can give false positives. Find out some things to look for and how to ensure your documents are accessible. “The Limitations of Acrobat’s Accessibility Checker”: Read or Listen
Do clients often point out that you missed some of their edits in page proofs? I’ve got a bulletproof process to help you stay on top of them. These tips on how to manage client revisions to design proofs will help you save face and save time and will make for an easier revision process. “How to Manage Client Revisions to Design Proofs”: Read or Listen