In the heady days before the Internet and social networking, the original “killer app” for Macintosh was desktop publishing — software that is today primarily aimed at pros (Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress), or dumbed down for the masses (Pages, Microsoft Word). Into this fertile middle ground comes BeLight Software and its inexpensive new Mac App Store solution: Printworks.
Aldus PageMaker virtually overnight cemented the Mac as “the” platform for desktop publishing in 1985, a tradition that continued in 2004 when the mantle was passed to Adobe InDesign. A lot has changed since then, and with the latest CS5.5 update, InDesign is no longer just for laying out print publications.
Project Rome: there's no reason a piece of software can't make you say prego! Especially if it's an all-in-one desktop publishing tool that makes it easy for even the novice computer user to make and publish webpages, photo albums, flyers and anything else an expert might use Adobe Illustrator or InDesign for, but without having to pay loads of cash just to do so. Currently, the project is in beta and available to whomever might want to try it. To get a feel for it, we played with the software ourselves and wrote up a few tips and tricks and point out some choice features from the web application.