Past Columns

Custom Maps For Community Newspapers Now Available

Sep 04, 2007 at 03:48 pm by staff

Every now and then I receive e-mail from readers looking for quality maps to use in their newspapers. Map Resources ( has been my preferred map vendor since I.... Read More

Newspaper Institute Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mar 02, 2007 at 06:18 am by staff

Since 1997, newspaper designers, publishers, IT professionals and editors from throughout the United States and Canada have attended sessions of the Institute of Newspaper Tec.... Read More

Adobe Announces Upgrade to Camera Raw

May 08, 2006 at 10:15 am by staff

New Books Fit Nicely on Newspaper Library Shelf

Mar 01, 2006 at 10:09 am by staff

Three excellent books for newspaper designers and technology staff persons arrived in the mail this week. All three should be available by the time you read this: Real Worl.... Read More

Apple Announces Editing Software for Photographers

Dec 07, 2005 at 03:04 pm by staff

Adobe, watch out! Here comes Apple with its own photo editing application. Announced in late November, Aperture is built to lure the professional photographer with powerfu.... Read More

These Plug-ins Are Anything But Lowly

Dec 07, 2005 at 02:38 pm by staff

Our friends at A Lowly Apprentice Production have been coming up with good ideas for years. I call them "friends" because they create products that make the designer's life a.... Read More

Slimp Recommends Three Books for Newspaper Designers

Nov 08, 2005 at 02:14 pm by staff

Three new design-related books caught my eye in recent weeks: Mac OS X Support Essentials (Peachpit Press 2005), by Owen Linzmayer, has been fully updated for Mac OS X 10.4.... Read More

Disk Jockey Makes Duplicating Hard Drives Much Easier

Sep 30, 2005 at 03:02 pm by staff

OK. I need to sit down. I just had one of those ?Oh, wow!? moments that computer folks have from time to time. Unfortunately, ?Oh, wow!? moments have become less common as we?.... Read More

My Dell Story

Sep 16, 2005 at 03:26 pm by staff


Adobe Studio Exchange: Gems for the Designer

Sep 01, 2005 at 03:20 pm by staff

It never fails. After six or so hours of Photoshop or InDesign training, the students - usually newspaper designers - start putting away their outlines and pens. Knowing the e.... Read More