Browsing articles from "February, 2010"

Goodbye Internet Explorer 6

Feb 24, 2010
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With Google first announcing that Google Apps will no longer support IE6 – and now YouTube saying that March 13th is the last day for official IE6 support, the writing is on the wall. IE6 was released around the same time as Windows XP way back in 2001/2003 timeframe. At the time, it worked as a good browser, but time has left it behind (so has Microsoft). IE6 drives web developers crazy. It is the one browser which developers have to sit and write a whole heap of CSS exceptions for and is generally old technology. To set the web free, it has to go.

There are a whole host of alternative browsers out there including Internet Explorer 8, Firefox3, Safari, Opera and Google Chrome. So if you know someone who is hanging onto IE6, help them make the leap!  (20% of all browser users use IE6)

BTW: Here is a link to a IE6 funeral – people really really want it gone!

Are you missing out on Creative Suite Features?

Feb 12, 2010
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Terry White goes over some of the features you may be missing if you are on an older version of Adobe Creative Suite. This episode goes over features that were introduced in CS2, CS3 and CS4 for Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

Introducing Kerio Connect

Feb 10, 2010
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Kerio Connect, previously known as Kerio MailServer has been released. When Kerio MailServer was first launched it focused on email and email security, the new name and branding aims to highlight the collaboration strengths of the messaging platform.

Kerio Connect has introduced new features including;

CardDAV support, this is a new protocol that allows Snow Leopard users to easily synchronise contacts from their Address Book without the need for a Sync Connector. You can also browse and edit company wide shared contacts.

Performance improvements, Kerio Connect uses a more efficient file access method to improve accessing and listing mailbox folders.

New mobile device support, allows over-the-air synchronisation of HTC Hero, Motorola DROID, Google Nexus One and Palm Pre mobile devices. It is possible to synchronise email messages, tasks, contacts and calendar events.

Distributed Domains, this is a feature that allows multiple installations of Kerio Connect to work together to share collaboration resources. This is ideal for companies with multiple offices locations.

Other features include; IMAP server improvement for multi-session connections, retention policy for messages, HTML webmail editor for Safari 4, and complete web administration.

Digital Arena will be managing the Kerio Connect update to our existing Kerio MailServer clients in the very near future.

Auckland InDesign User Group Meeting

Feb 10, 2010
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The next meeting of the Auckland InDesign User Group is scheduled for February 23rd at the Media Design School in Queen Street.

Don’t forget to Register.

Date, time, and location
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Media Design School
Level 10, 242 Queen Street
Auckland 1010

Please register to attend and bring a colleague too.

06:00 PM – Doors Open
06:30 PM – Introduction (Marcus Radich & Heather Rennie)
06:40 PM – Flattener Settings (Marcus Radich)
07:05 PM – Style Sheets 101 (Heather Rennie)
07:30 PM – Book Options (Michal Mularski)
07:55 PM – Industry announcements
08:00 PM – Drinks and nibbles


Universal Type Server – Creating and Sharing Font Sets

Feb 8, 2010
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Extensis’ Universal Type Server brings your fonts into a single centralised font store. This ensures your fonts are consistent across your studio, reduces font conflicts and does away with hunting for missing fonts. Fonts and shared Font Sets are automatically synchronised to users, ensuring that everyone is working with the latests fonts. The Universal Type Client is the user interface with the servers fonts and has the same basic look and feel of Suitcase Fusion 2.

Here are a few quick tips for creating and sharing font sets with Universal Type Client.

Creating new Fonts Sets

Highlight the font workgroup that you wish to make the new set within. To create a new font set click on the blue ‘Create a new set’ button in the bottom left.

Enter a name for the font set, now you can drag fonts from within the workgroup to the font set.

To remove a font from a set, just highlight the font and press Delete.

To activate all fonts within the set at once, highlight the Font Set then click the blue Temporary or green Permanent button on the top left.

Create Font Sets from within InDesign

This is useful if you have a document open containing all of the fonts for a particular client, project or publication. Open an appropriate document and ensure all fonts are active. From the ‘Type’ menu go down to ‘Universal Type Client’ and select ‘Create Document Set…’.

When prompted enter a name for the Font Set and click ‘OK’. The new set will appear in Universal Type Client containing all active fonts from within the current document.

Sharing Font Sets

If people are working on common projects it can be very useful to create and share a common font set to all users. All users can create their own sets, but to share a set to all users you need to be a Font Administrator.

Using the Universal Type Client, highlight the set that you wish to share, then right-click and from the drop-down menu select ‘Share Set’.

You can add and remove fonts, rename or unshare font sets and the changes you make flow down to everyone after the next synchronisation.

Auckland InDesign User Group meeting coming soon…

Feb 7, 2010
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Those not registered with the Auckland InDesign User Group should head over to the site and sign up as soon as you can. We expect that the first meeting for 2010 will be announced very shortly – and you need to be registered to get the invite!

It is a free two hour session every three months giving you some new tips and tricks, industry news and free beer/wine and foods afterwards!