Spec and Sling Cubed
Triple Triangle, the software company
established by former members of Adobe
InDesign's development team, has
released two new plug-ins for Adobe InDesign:
Spec Cubed and Slug Cubed.
Spec Cubed helps improve productivity
and communication by visually annotating
InDesign documents, allowing
designers to create visual style guides to
better communicate between studios (or
between client and shop). It quickly
reveals layout properties, analyzing more
than 150 attributes such as leading,
tracking, drop-shadow properties, and
effective raster resolution. It also streamlines
the creation of visual style guides
and spec sheets.
Slug Cubed improves workflow tracking
by maintaining accurate, up-to-date slugs,
and eliminating tedious and error-prone
manual slug maintenance. Slug Cubed
allows for the creation of more than 60
fields in which document contents and
print settings can be displayed. All slugs
can be created with InDesign's layout tools,
so there are no limits on slug aesthetics.
Both plug-ins are available for InDesign
CS and InDesign 2.0 on Mac and Windows.
Each sell for $199. (Triple Triangle: www.tripletriangle.com)