Converting large-scale print forms for web presentation

I was recently faced with an interesting production issue involving converting a large scale print file (for a poster series that were 700mm x 1000mm). My client asked me to convert the (40 page InDesign) print file to a PDF for posting on the web. My initial attempts at using Adobe InDesign’s ‘Adobe PDF Presets’ …

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Oxford Geek Nights

There have now been two excellent sessions of Oxford Geek Nights at the Jericho Tavern. The basic premise of the evening is a couple of main presentations (15 minutes each), followed by a series of mini-presentations on just about anything under the great sun of web development. As a graphic designer, working in both print …

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A Lenten Resolution

It’s been 38 days and 38 nights since Lent has started. Before Lent began (or was it shortly after it started?) I made a decision to not drink alcohol or eat chocolate as my Lenten resolution, in an effort of self-improvement. In the interest of honesty, I was not perfect in my attempts, but in …

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Addlestone’s Cider

On a recent night out in Oxford, I stopped into one of my favourite pubs there, The White Horse (on Broad Street) for the obligatory few pints of Addlestone’s cider. I was with a few friends from America and wanted to introduce them to proper beer. The Witchwood brewery poster on the wall next to …

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Adding Interactivity to PDF Files from InDesign

I was working on a client project the other day that involved converting a large scale print exhibition (40 panels, each 700mm x 1000mm) for on-screen presentation. The project was further complicated by a very short deadline. It would have taken too long (and been too expensive) to reformat all 40 panels into a Flash-based …

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