The ABCs of XML
XML is everywhere today on the Web. Those three letters are becoming more and more familiar to visitors on all types of sites. News, weather, sports, cell phones, you name it, they are all going to XML in a big way. Check it out! Go to you favorite site, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will probably see the letters XML or RSS. What's this all about?
Web pages are based on HTML (HyperText Markup Language), which does a good job displaying text and graphics but a poor job with data. XML was created to fill this ever-present need to publish data of all types, from products and prices to news, sports and weather.
XML for Print
Now XML is being used for more than Web pages. Adobe InDesign has some of the most powerful XML features of any print-based application. Now you can create hundreds of different kinds of data-intensive publications as quickly and easily for print as you can on the Web.
If you have been too afraid or overwhelmed by long blocks of code to learn what XML can do for you or your company, you're not allone. Until we wrote the book, A Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML, there were few resources available for designers to learn this powerful technology that were easy to understand and use.
Our book and workshops were created for designers, not coders or programmers. We understand your needs and sensibilities and, best of all, we talk your language! We are currently setting up one- and two-day workshops across the country. We also provide customized on-site training and seminars for individuals, users groups and corporations.
Or, give us a call at 847-677-6666 to schedule one for you, your company or group.