Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web

Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > How to Use the Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 05-15-2006, 06:19 AM   #12
Founding Sysop
ktinkel's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: In Connecticut, on the Housatonic River near its mouth at Long Island Sound.
Posts: 11,187

Originally Posted by George
Visiting any number of these type forums witnesses a distinct character at each one. I think that character has a lot to do with who participates and how. This forum has a lot of the INETPUB people--but the character overall is completely different. When this forum went independent from Compuserve, the character very much changed. I think lately it has been changing again.
Like the world itself, forums evolve to reflect the interests and contributions of regular members. And as industries change, so do some of the topics.

I can remember when we were all learning the basics of software, choosing hardware, trying to figure out fonts — that was in the early 1990s. When the web reared its head and it became obvious that designers and others had to produce web sites (at first it was called “repurposing” — hah!) and we tried to learn HTML. Then CSS. And many of us crossed over to INETPUT for help and became regulars there.

Most of those issues have become everyday routine by now. But there is always something new. Direct-to-plate, direct-to-press, and other technologies are changing aspects of print production. Better and cheaper digital cameras as well as affordable color calibration make it easier for designers and artists to work. More capable desktop color printers bring some production into the studio. And for the web we have much to learn beyond HTML and CSS — search engine optimization being the current tip of the iceberg.

So the beat goes on.

ktinkel is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forum Activity dthomsen8 How to Use the Forum 5 08-30-2006 04:31 PM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2019 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.