Digital Publishing Tools. Adobe DPS


Adobe DPS is the most popular digital publishing tool, about 80 % of digital issues and 150M publications built with Adobe DPS. What are pros and cons of DPS? Who are DPS customers? How much does an app cost? And asked the DPS expert David Hicks and art director of Top Gear magazine Owen Norris, what do they think of DPS and what they can advise to new publishers. 

Adobe DPS


Publish on:
Svalka-02 Digital Publishing Digital Publishing Svalka-03 Tablets, Phones
Supported OS:
Svalka-02 Mac OS, Svalka-03 Windows OS (App Builder only Mac OS)
Software requirements: Adobe InDesign CS6-CC


About 80% of digital issues consumed on mobile devices made with Adobe DPS more than 150M publications. Large publishing houses, universities, corporations, small design studios and freelancers use Adobe DPS to create digital publications.

Digital Publishing Tools. Adobe DPS
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Create a Scrollable Frame in Adobe DPS in 10 Easy Steps

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Scrollable text frame is a popular interactive feature, we can find almost in every digital magazine, but scrollable image frames are not so common. I’ll show how to create a simple scrollable frame. It’s useful feature, because it helps create interesting things, for example,
I can convert these car images into buttons and crate a gallery with scrollable buttons. 

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10 Fundamental Rules of Designing for Digital Magazines

10 Fundamental Rules of Designing for DPS Magazines

  1. Provide navigation clues.
  2. Use both vertical and horizontal layouts.
  3. Adjust your layouts for each orientation.
  4. Use landscape and portrait formats to best advantage.
  5. Remember what your audience wants.
  6. Rethink how a “page” should look.
  7. Try to agree on the same indicators as other publications use.
  8. Help your readers.
  9. Go to the movies!
  10. Add a sense of play.

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