Ajar Productions will be at IDUGSF Meeting Next Week

Justin | InDesign | Friday, March 8th, 2013

We’ll be speaking about in5 (InDesign to HTML5) at the San Francisco chapter of the InDesign User’s Group next Wednesday night.

It’s a good opportunity to ask us questions in person.

If you’re in the area, come by and say “hello.”

in5 v1.2 now supports Liquid Layout and Baker Framework

Justin | extensions,HTML5,InDesign,software | Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

We’ve got some big new additions to in5 (InDesign to HTML5). These updates, like all version 1.x updates, are available at no charge to existing in5 users.

Take a gander.

Liquid Layout

InDesign CS6 added the Liquid Layout functionality that allows you to controls how and when your page items scale and re-position themselves. Now you can export that capability to HTML with in5!

in5 even allows older versions of InDesign to use Liquid Layout (it simply defaults to scale mode).

For more on using Liquid Layout in InDesign, check out:

The Baker Framework

The Baker Framework is a really fantastic open-source ebook framework to publish interactive books and magazines. Baker-built ebooks allow you to maintain complex and precise layouts—unlike EPUB, where the focus is on reflow—which fits in quite nicely with our mission of layout preservation with in5. A Baker Framework export has been a popular feature request since our initial Kickstarter project, so we’re thrilled to announce that it’s now available! The Baker-ready output from in5 can then be easily converted to a standalone app or published to Apple Newsstand using the tutorials available on the Baker Framework website.

Apple Newsstand is a built-in application the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It is dedicated to downloading and displaying digital versions of newspapers and magazines. The Newsstand option is great, because it’s much easier to publish (and monetize) your content than would be with an app (no code-signing required, as far as I can tell).

Combine the Baker export with the Liquid Page Format and your ebook will automatically re-orient and scale itself in both portrait and landscape modes.



in5 v1.1 New Features!

Justin | design,extensions,HTML5,InDesign,iOS | Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Today we’re announcing a few new features for in5, our InDesign to HTML5 exporter!

Here’s the quick list (with more details below):

  • iPad Web App export.
  • Icon option for iPad Web App and web favicon.
  • Button States feature (Rollover and Click States).
  • Support for Scrollable Frame Overlays with text.
  • Option to automatically make overset text scrollable.


in5 Demo Videos

Justin | HTML5,InDesign,Tutorials | Monday, December 31st, 2012

We’ve posted the first few demos videos for in5 (InDesign to HTML5), which include the source INDD files and the HTML5 output.

We’ll be adding more videos, so let us know if there’s something specific that you’d like to see in a demo.

in5 (InDesign to HTML5) is here!

Justin | extensions,HTML5,InDesign,iOS | Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Our much anticipated product is finally available! Take your InDesign layouts anywhere: in5 converts InDesign layouts into HTML5, so that they can be viewed across devices.

We’ve also created the in5 Answer Exchange, which is place to share requests and get answers to common questions.

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