The Ghent Workgroup’s (GWG) Cross Media Subcommittee has released test results and best practice recommendations for four popular digital publishing solutions that integrate with Adobe InDesign to generate files suitable for use and viewing on tablets. The GWG evaluated the four solutions; Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, TwixlMedia Publisher, Aquafadas and AppStudio, using its Designed for Tablets (DFT) Test Suite.
The (DFT) Test Suite was built by the GWG and continues to be used to successfully evaluate Digital Publishing Solutions in the market. Variables tested include text size display, image resolution, and spot color conversions. The results found in the new white paper clearly describe where the different solutions behave correctly (or not); making it possible for professionals to design multichannel content that moves seamlessly in the digital workflow, and provides a predictable result on the tablet.
“The whole point of these solutions is to make it possible for designers to create something once; and for the rest to happen automatically,” says Bart Van Looy, Sanoma, and co-chair of the Cross Media subcommittee.
“We recommend that anyone developing content for iPad viewing take advantage of this work to predict the successful visual rendering of their designs on screen,” adds Christian Blaise, bleuprocess; and co-chair of the Cross Media subcommittee, developer of the original test components.
The white paper may be downloaded for free at the Ghent Workgroup website.