Computers Desktop Publishing
This category is specifically reserved for sites pertaining to the digital creation and production of visual communications on desktop computer systems. Desktop publishing is normally considered to be a "closed-system" approach to producing printed or online publications, using a turn-key process that allows one to produce a graphic product, from concept to production, on a single computer system. In many cases, this form of graphic and textual content creation is achieved in a small scale environment, perhaps using computer components and peripherals that would fit on a single desktop, hence the name. (A simple system may consist of a desktop computer, laser printer, and scanner, for example.) The desktop publishing process may require several knowledge areas, including word processing, writing and editing, typography, page layout, design principles and elements, image editing, digital imaging, and printing. Related to the graphic design and visual communications disciplines, desktop publishing product examples include videos, websites, logos, letterhead, magazines, newsletters, flyers, brochures and more.
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Bright Hub's Desktop Publishing Channel
The Desktop Publishing channel at Bright Hub is a one-stop shop for finding DTP software reviews, information on the do’s and don’ts of page layout, fonts and typography, and a much needed resource for those SOHO business owners that are going it alone, trying to create professional products.
Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG)
A non-profit organization's site for monthly meetings, bimonthly publications, special events, and competitions. Located in northeast Ohio.
Creative help for in-house desktop publishers.
Browse graphic design tips, articles, software and other resources, including library sections on photography, color choices, and web design.
Design Tools Monthly
Monthly newsletter summarizing stories from trade publications and web sites. Provides updates, bug fixes, shareware, plug-ins, fonts and utilities for Macintosh users.
Desktop Publishing Forum
Participate in an exchange of information on aspects of publishing in print or on the web.
Effective Scientific Electronic Publishing
Tips for using LaTeX and PDF to make electronically published papers more useful for readers.
HistoryLink: Paul Brainerd
Read an essay about the founder of the company responsible for naming and starting the DTP industry.
Life Wire - Desktop Publishing
Read articles and visit links to related resources. Topics range from software tutorials and project ideas to design tips and skills.
Read topics that relate to design techniques, fonts, prepress, printing, PDF and PostScript.
Find templates for calendars, cards, signs, flyers, and forms.
Visit the home page of this teacher and author who writes helpful and concise guides for users of personal computers. Includes books, workshops and projects of the author.
StarrTech Computing: Keyboard Help
Learn how to create international language accent marks and diacriticals on a QUERTY keyboard layout. Change keyboards and alphabets to create special symbols, characters and math terms.
Offers for purchase customizable design templates for producing print marketing materials, including stock photographs and artwork.
Wikipedia: Aldus Corporation
Read an open-source article from this reference guide including the story behind the company that started the DTP field.
Wikipedia: Desktop Publishing
Read an open-source article including DTP history, terminology, applications and comparisons with similar disciplines.
Wikipedia: Page Layout
Read an open-source article from this reference guide including information about page elements and composition.
View and listen to examples of countryside interpretation and wildlife content, including both print and multimedia.
Xerox: Small Business Templates
Offers free templates for in-house printing.
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