Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wireframing and Prototyping with InDesign CS4 p1

Two years ago i wrote a post about how i used Inkscape to Wireframe & Prototype. Now FF to 2009: while inkscape's new version (0.47) is coming soon (June 09), it seems that some issues (like Font Styles & Master Pages) are still on the future roadmap. So i made some research on what people were using and found that InDesign CS4 (ID from now on) was getting popular (with Omnigraffle, Visio, Illustrator, Fireworks, Keynote, Powerpoint...). My final decision came with Nathan Curtis presentation: Unify your Deliverables.

Here are the main advantages i've seen on ID so far:

  • Master Pages and easy Embedding of other files (even indesign files, with the Frame Tool + Place)

  • Styles for Object, Paragraph & Character

But on the downside:

  • its very, very, veeeerrrryyy expensive - while inkscape is free & open source.

  • the file sizes are big and proprietary - while inkscape is a SVG: clean, lovely XML format that even notepads and browsers read

So i'll try ID out for a while...

Here are some great resources i've found so far:

more on this soon...

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