May 15, 2012 11:03:51 AM
One would think that Adobe would have their heads wrapped around the release of Creative Suite 6, focused solely on getting CS6 up to the typical standards we have all grown accustom to. These standards, however, apply across the board for Adobe's product lines. Adobe has reminded us of this with its upgrade to the Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). DPS is used to format magazines for mobile devices. Adobe has historically caught quite a bit of slack for somewhat ignoring "new" digital media. Formally stuck in its ways, the company has clearly acknowledged the importance of designing platforms for the digital media of today.
The advancements to the Digital Publishing Suite are critical to the ability to create digital versions of work to be displayed on current platforms. Let's take a look at the most notable changes and upgrades to Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite:
Social Sharing – many of us have been long awaiting this capability. Using the Digital Publishing Suite application, readers can now easily share through email, Facebook, or Twitter. Some say, "it's about time", but we choose to concentrate on the ability for this application to turn readers into subscribers. Awesome addition.
iPhone Compatibility – with the new Content Viewer, DPS finally catches up to the times. Now, iPhone and iPod Touch devices in addition to the iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablets, can display DPS flawlessly.
Adobe Edge & InDesign – now, Digital Publishing Suite integrates perfectly with Adobe Edge. In addition, you can now repurpose a single layout for a variety of device sizes using the Alternative Layout function that comes equipped with InDesign CS6.
Font Rights – with the new rights apparent, customers using DPS can display a variety of embedded fonts from a segment of the Adobe Type Library.
Overall, the upgrades that Adobe has made to Digital Publishing Suite will prove to not only extend the capability of digital platforms, but Adobe should also see a substantial increase in user-ship.