Fast News for August 23, 2011

Fast News for August 23, 2011 SPD MEDIA MIX is our regular list of publication design, digital, and media news and updates. Please send your links and news items to SPD at mail@spd.org and we'll add them to the Mix.

>> Web Design for the Rest of Us: Print designers: Adobe has heard your cries for help! And their answer is ... Muse. The app, whose beta version is a free download, works much like InDesign or Apple's iWeb--that is almost completely WYSIWYG--and does not require knowledge of HTML coding.

>>Newsstand Woes: Magazine sales at the newsstand continue to suffer, despite otherwise upbeat publishing news recently. The latest numbers show newsstand sales were down nearly 10% in the first half of 2011.

>>c a r s o n Minus Carson: After launching to much ballyhoo last spring, c a r s o n magazine has "imploded." The Venice-based magazine was named for its legendary creative director, David Carson. But word comes that Carson has quit the magazine after a dust up with the editor, Alex Storch. Carson and Storch have carried the feud to Facebook, posting texts, contracts, and emails from each other for everyone to see.

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