InDesign to SimpleHTML – Easily Repurpose Content with Uncluttered Markup

Justin | design,extensions,InDesign,publishing,software | Monday, May 15th, 2017

Simple HTML From InDesign header image

SimpleHTML is a new tool for InDesign that exports bare naked HTML from a Text Frame or Story.

There’s no <head> or <body> tag, no classes, no <div> wrappers, no clutter—just the HTML that you need to paste into a blog post (or email) editor.

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How Create an Animated Web Banner with InDesign & in5

Justin | design,HTML5,InDesign,Tutorials | Monday, May 8th, 2017
The banner above this text was made with Adobe InDesign.

Yes, InDesign. The page layout tool.

InDesign Hidden Gems

While InDesign is known for print layout, it also has extensive interactive capabilities, including:

  • An Easy-to-use Animation Panel
  • A Timing Panel to create sequenced animation
  • The ability to create different Object States that change with interaction
  • Interactive actions for Buttons and Form Elements

Just because InDesign was originally conceived as a page layout tool, doesn’t mean you have to create things that look like books.

In this article, I’ll show you how use InDesign’s interactive features and the in5 HTML5 export to create a web banner.

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Instant Publishing from InDesign and in5 with WordPress Plugin

Justin | design,extensions,HTML5,InDesign | Monday, April 10th, 2017

InDesign to in5 to WordPress

in5 (InDesign to HTML5) makes it easy to create HTML from InDesign. You can take the HTML right to the web, or convert it into a mobile app.

The new WordPress plugin makes the publishing part just as easy!

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My favorite conference will be even better this year

Justin | conferences,design,publishing | Thursday, March 16th, 2017

where print meets digital

I’ve written a couple of times about how much I like PePcon.

Somehow the team at CPN has managed to assemble a conference for 2017 that I’m even more excite about.

PePcon (the Print and ePublishing Conference) has been conjoined with conferences on key Adobe design products (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).

This new super conference will let you deep-dive on your favorite product(s), then get the latest and greatest on digital publishing.

This is not to be missed!

The conferences are partially spread out and partially overlapping, so they should still have that “small conference” feel where you get to interact with everyone, including speakers.

Discounted Registration

I’m honored to be speaking again this year, and happy to share my speaker’s discount code with you.

Use the discount code CPPUTNEY and get $100 off registration!

Link from one document to another with InDesign and in5

Justin | design,extensions,HTML5,InDesign,tips | Monday, March 13th, 2017

image for linked documents

Creating hyperlinks from one InDesign page to another or to an outside site is one thing…but what if you’ve exported multiple documents from InDesign and want to connect them together? Is it possible?

Yes! It’s easy to connect multiple documents that you’ve exported to HTML using in5.

The key is using relative URLS, meaning that their paths are related to each other.

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