Tuesday, November 10, 2015

DPS 2015 splash screen template

Every Adobe Digital Publishing Solution app for iOS must contain 6 splash screens in the following sizes: 1536 x 2048, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 960, 640 x 1136, 1242 x 2208, and 2208 x 1242  pixels. These splash screens must be saved in the PNG format. The splash screen appears on the screen momentarily while the app loads.


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I’ve created an InDesign template to make creating these various sizes of the splash screens quick and easy. You can download the template here.

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The template contains 6 pages in each of the pixel dimensions listed above. Create your desired artwork on the pages, then choose File > Export and export the pages in PNG format. Fill in the Export PNG dialog box as shown below, and PNGs with the exact dimensions required will be output.


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If you are looking for a similar template for DPS 2014, see this post.

Monday, November 02, 2015

New tablet publishing article

The latest issue of InDesign Magazine is out, and I wrote the feature article this month! In the article “Tablet Apps InDepth” I compare 6 solutions for publishing content into native apps for tablets (and phones). I compare and contrast Adobe DPS, App Studio, Aquafadas, in5, Mag+, and Twixl Publisher, and then draw some conclusions about which solutions are best for which types of content, budget, and workflow.

IDM Issue 79 Page 01

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