What happens when Kenwood wants to change the CE logo used on thousands of packing labels? How does it know that its suppliers are using the most up-to-date version of all the documents they need?
These are just some of the questions that prompted Kenwood to work with us to develop Bluebooks, a web application that manages the tens of thousands of documents and files used in the production and shipping of its products.
The application, developed in Java, integrates with InDesign Server to provide best-of-breed templating (using InDesign documents), automatic dependency tracking and document regeneration, and an effective distribution platform that handles the issues of delivering documents to users in factories (with potentially low-bandwidth connections) across the world.
Occasionally, as is the case with The National Archives, we get to work with clients across both sides of our business. In addition to custom web software development, Bright Interactive is also the company behind Asset Bank, industry leading Digital A...Continue reading... Dec. 16, 2015
Each of the speakers present demonstrated a real love for type, each brought their own case studies and demonstrations of effective uses of type on the web or in print. Here are just some samples of the useful and interesting things I picked up on from...Continue reading... Nov. 16, 2015
Last year, Mark Otto from Github wrote a popular blog post on how they go about architecting their CSS. Inspired by this spirit of knowledge sharing, other designers and engineers have since followed suit, including Mark Aparicio at Groupon, Brian Lovi...Continue reading... Nov. 5, 2015
Early one morning over the summer I joined an Institute of Directors roundtable discussion in London. These are my thoughts on exit strategies, self-managed teams and how to eat breakfast while being filmed (best advice: don't!)Continue reading... Oct. 19, 2015