This section is specifically reserved for sites pertaining to the digital creation and production of visual communications on desktop computer systems. Desktop publishing is normally considered to be a "closed-system" approach to producing printed or online publications, using a turn-key process that allows one to produce a graphic product, from concept to production, on a single computer system. In many cases, this form of graphic and textual content creation is achieved in a small scale environment, perhaps using computer components and peripherals that would fit on a single desktop, hence the name. (A simple system may consist of a desktop computer, laser printer, and scanner, for example. Desktop Publishing Computers.
Desktop publishing (abbreviated DTP ) is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Desktop publishing is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer primarily for print. Desktop publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic quality text and images comparable to traditional typography and printing. This technology allows individuals, businesses, and other organizations to self-publish a wide range of printed matter. Desktop publishing is also the main reference for digital typography. When used skillfully, desktop publishing allows the user to produce a wide variety of materials, from menus to magazines and books, without the expense of commercial printing Desktop publishing combines a personal computer and WYSIWYG page layout software to create publication documents on a computer for either large scale publishing or small scale local multifunction peripheral output and distribution. Desktop publishing methods provide more control over design, layout, and typography than word processing.
- Document processor - A document processor is a computer application that superficially resembles a word processor?but emphasizes the visual layout of the document's components, above creation and formatting of text. Document processor tools are not just typical document elements?paragraphs, lists, headers, etc.
- Camera-ready - Camera-ready is a common term used in the commercial printing industry meaning that a document is, from a technical standpoint, ready to "go to press", or be printed.
- Desktop video - Desktop video refers to a phenomenon lasting from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s when the graphics capabilities of personal computers such as Commodore's Amiga, the Apple Macintosh II and specially-upgraded IBM PC compatibles had advanced to the point where individuals and local broadcasters...
- E-book - An electronic book is a book publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices.
- Electronic publishing - Electronic publishing includes the digital publication of e-books, digital magazines, and the development of digital libraries and catalogues.
- Web design - Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites.
- News design
- Desktop publishing software
- Communication design
- Creative Daddy Desktop www
Creative help for in-house desktop publishers. Daddy Desktop.
- Find Printfree.com www
Find templates for calendars, Printfree.com, cards, signs, flyers, and forms. Printfree.com.
- Offers Xerox: Small Business Templates www
Offers free templates for in-house printing. Xerox: Small Business Templates.
- The Bright Hub's Desktop Publishing Channel www
The Desktop Publishing channel at Bright Hub is a one-stop shop for finding DTP software reviews, Hub's Desktop Publishing Channel, information on the do’s and don’ts of page layout, fonts and typography, and a much needed resource for those SOHO business owners that are going it alone, trying to create professional products. Bright Hub's Desktop Publishing Channel.
- Find Logic Arts Corporation: Ideabook www
Find tutorials on design, Arts Corporation: Ideabook, page layout, the use of color, illustration, photography, typography, print and web design, and the business of design. Logic Arts Corporation: Ideabook.
- Read Wikipedia: Aldus Corporation www
Read an open-source article from this reference guide including the story behind the company that started the DTP field. Wikipedia: Aldus Corporation.
- A Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) www
A non-profit organization's site for monthly meetings, Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG), bimonthly publications, special events, and competitions. Located in northeast Ohio. Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG).
- Visit Robin Williams www
Visit the home page of this teacher and author who writes helpful and concise guides for users of personal computers. Robin Williams.
- Tips Effective Scientific Electronic Publishing www
Tips for using LaTeX and PDF to make electronically published papers more useful for readers. Effective Scientific Electronic Publishing.
- Offers eHow: Desktop Publishing www
Offers instructional DTP articles ranked by readers. eHow: Desktop Publishing.
- Participate Desktop Publishing Forum www
Participate in an exchange of information on aspects of publishing in print or on the web. Desktop Publishing Forum.
- Download Free Download Free www
Download wallpapers, Download Free, screen savers, fonts, and mobile themes. Free Download Free.
- Browse Design Libraries www
Browse graphic design tips, Libraries, articles, software and other resources, including library sections on photography, color choices, and web design. Design Libraries.
- View Wild Scape www
View and listen to examples of countryside interpretation and wildlife content, Scape, including both print and multimedia. Wild Scape.
- Browse EServer Technical Communications Library: Document Design www
Browse a reviewed collection of resources related to document design. Technical Communications Library: Document Design. Part of a community-based library hosted by Iowa State University. EServer Technical Communications Library: Document Design.
- Read Prepressure www
Read topics that relate to design techniques, Prepressure, fonts, prepress, printing, PDF and PostScript. Prepressure.
- Review About: Computing & Technology: Desktop Publishing www
Review articles, Computing & Technology: Desktop Publishing, newsletters and links to other sites in this categorical directory organized by topics ranging from software and fonts to prepress and printing. About: Computing & Technology: Desktop Publishing.
- Read Wikipedia: Desktop Publishing www
Read an open-source article from this reference guide including a history and comparisons with similar disciplines. Wikipedia: Desktop Publishing.
- Offers StockLayouts www
Offers for purchase customizable design templates for producing print marketing materials, StockLayouts, including stock photographs and artwork. StockLayouts.
- Monthly Design Tools Monthly www
Monthly newsletter summarizing stories from trade publications and web sites. Tools Monthly. Provides updates, bug fixes, shareware, plug-ins, fonts and utilities for Macintosh users. Design Tools Monthly.
- Get Hewlett-Packard Development Company: Activity Center www
Get templates and print projects including cards, Development Company: Activity Center, invitations, stationery, calendars, labels, covers, gift wrap, stickers, toys, puzzles, sewing patterns, iron-ons, picture frames, scrapbooks and decorations. Hewlett-Packard Development Company: Activity Center.
- Read HistoryLink: Paul Brainerd www
Read an essay about the founder of the company responsible for naming and starting the DTP industry. HistoryLink: Paul Brainerd.
- Read Wikipedia: Page Layout www
Read an open-source article from this reference guide including information about page elements and composition. Wikipedia: Page Layout.
- Learn StarrTech Computing: Keyboard Help www
Learn how to create international language accent marks and diacriticals on a QUERTY keyboard layout. Computing: Keyboard Help. Change keyboards and alphabets to create special symbols, characters and math terms. StarrTech Computing: Keyboard Help.
- Free Wild Brit Art www
Free hand-drawn clip-art of British wildlife, Brit Art, includes mammals, birds and minibeasts. Wild Brit Art.
- Free Bicycle GIFs www
Free clipart and animations for bicycling theme web pages. Bicycle GIFs.
- Sources Web Clip Art www
Sources of web graphics organized by theme by About. Clip Art.com. Web Clip Art.
- Clipart Inki's Clipart www
Clipart site offers great original clipart for free use on personal pages. Inki's Clipart.
- Instructor-led Miller and Associates www
Instructor-led classroom training in office productivity software. and Associates. Office, Quick Books, Palm personal productivity. Located in Massachusetts, United States. Miller and Associates.
- Hands-on Blue Star Learning www
Hands-on training for software, Star Learning, programming, database and Internet topics. We can provide training at our facilities or on site. Located in California, United States. Blue Star Learning.
- Search FontFinder.ws www
Search engine for free and commercial fonts from across the web. FontFinder.ws. Search results include previews and are sorted by relevancy. FontFinder.ws.
- Sorted Fontresource www
Sorted foundries. Fontresource. Directly to creator site. Fontresource.
- A Wikipedia: Computer Graphics www
A comprehensive overview of Computer Graphics. Computer Graphics. Provides history, basic principals, and a breakdown of computer graphics categories. Includes descriptions of raster, vector and volumetric rendering. Wikipedia: Computer Graphics.
- Computer ACM SIGGRAPH www
Computer Graphics organization, SIGGRAPH, bringing together scientists, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs, dedicated to the advancement of the Computer Graphics industry. Includes annual conferences, publications, local chapters, resources and job listings. ACM SIGGRAPH.
- Develops ReaSoft Development www
Develops and markets graphic programs and tools for image conversion, Development, optimization and creation. Details on products, downloads, and ordering information. ReaSoft Development.
- Offers LaserSoft Imaging www
Offers scanning and imaging software that is available for over 120 scanners, Imaging, and digital cameras. Product specifications, screenshots, and demo downloads. LaserSoft Imaging.
- Alexa: Desktop Publishing Computers
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Desktop Publishing Computers
- DMOZ: Desktop Publishing Computers
dmoz.org Directory: Desktop Publishing Computers