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This article is excerpted from the February/March 2010 issue of InDesign Magazine, #34. Buy this issue or subscribe to InDesign Magazine.
Every InDesign user has a mental list of "I wish InDesign could…" features rattling around in their heads. We wait and hope the next version will answer these wishes, but that doesn’t always happen.
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Pros: Support for both Mac and Windows. Versatile font management for graphic designers, service bureaus, and agencies. Powerful search features including the ability to find similar looking fonts. Auto-activation for major graphics applications. Seamless integration with WebINK along with one year of free service.
Cons: Sharing of font vaults in collaborative environments could use some streamlining. Creation of nested font sets is a bit awkward. Web-based release notes not updated.
Rating: 90 out 100
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Pros: Accurately simulates shallow depth of field. Gives much greater control over highlight appearance and apparent depth than Photoshop alone. Plug-in's sliders are simple enough that moving beyond the presets is very easy.
Con: $199 price is too high given how infrequently you'll be able to use it. Note that that limited use is not a deficiency in the product, but a reality of the difficulty in masking more complex images.
Rating: 7.5
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Pros: Speedier than previous versions; huge range of presets; some editing tools are unique
Cons: Expensive; duplicates some functionality built into Photoshop, especially CS5
Rating: 90 out of 100
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Gluon's Cropster ID
Rating: 4 out of 5
Moam's QwikMarx 2.5
Rating: 3 out of 5
Cacidi Systems' Cropmarks 3.0
Rating: 2 out of 5
PDS Associates' Text Styles Reporter
Rating: 5 out of 5
Slendro Solutions' StyleReporter
Rating: 4 out of 5
Ratings Key
1 = Not worth it even if it's free
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Pros: Supports the popular WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal content management systems; makes working with CSS easier; improved features for coding in PHP; more page preview options.
Cons: No HTML5 or CSS3 support out of the box.
Rating: 85 out of 100
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Pros: Easy to use, elegant program that enhances photographic portraits with skill and sensitivity. Just mark out the position of the features, and the program will do its job. However, there are enough controls there to keep compulsive fiddlers happy for hours.
Cons: It's too easy to get carried away and produce over-smoothed results. But this is ultimately down to the operator, not the program: It can be as subtle as you want it to be. While the program works perfectly for straight-on and three-quarter views, it has more difficulty with profiles.
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Pros: Publishes e-books to three formats; adds helpful new features for producing text-heavy documents regardless of their final destination.
Cons: The App Studio for creating iPad apps may not be available until late July; some e-book formatting must occur after the document content is completely finalized. [Editor's note: will publish Jay Nelson's mini-review of App Studio soon after it's available to the public.]
Rating: 8 out of 10
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Pros: Fantasic new tools for global adjustments; nik's uPoint technology for selective adjustments; update provides some much-needed features like a histogram, and the ability to apply borders
Cons: I didn't find any, and I looked hard for downsides.
Rating: 10 out of 10
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Although CSS3 has not been supported by some browsers yet and many people are unenthusiastic to use it, many other people have enjoyed using it with its features to create many fabulous stuffs. However, there many features that can be gotten by using CSS3 in building a website. We can use the features of JavaScript and images to create website in good performance with features like navigations menu. Below are some great tutorials from the professional designers and developers that maybe useful for you to create awesome menu using CSS3.

How to Build a Kick-Butt CSS3 Mega Drop-D
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own Menu
This tutorial is really worth seeing for someone who want to create a great looking drop down menu by using pure CSS3. You can see this type of drop down menu is often used on e-commerce or large scale websites to save webpage space. This menu is compatible with all browsers handle hover on non-anchor tags.

Create an Advanced CSS3 Menu
The CSS3 will enable you to make good menu without using code and much time. Just get the explanations about how to build buttons using CSS3. The technique will not only support you to create some website menu but also other special features easily such as the nice navigation menu, submit buttons, call to action buttons, and many other buttons you need to have in the website.  

jQuery Style Vertical Menu with CSS3 – No Javascript
Besides, in this tutorial you can also learn about creating animated sliding vertical menu that also uses CSS3 features, such as ‘webkit-transition’ that is useful to animate hover state of the unordered list. You can also apply some shape and depth menu that is completed by background image for every list by design the styling with the ‘webkit-border-radius and webkit-box-shadow’. The styling will make the images as if come from beneath the edge.   

CSS3 Dropdown Menu
In this tutorial section, you will be taught about making the menu of Mac-like multi-level dropdown using the border radius, box shadow, and text shadow of CSS3. It will be well supported with Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Other browsers that are non compatible with CSS3 can also work with the dropdown like IE7+, yet the shadow and rounded corners will not be provided.  

Create a Slick Menu using CSS3
This tutorial is used by the developer to imitate navigation menu of the website of Dragon Interactive by using CSS without any images and JavaScript. The tutorial is in the form of experimental using CSS3 so that you can see the making directly. You should have the newest webkit browser to see the effects such as the Firefox 3.6 gradients; but not the transitions of fade in and fade out. 

Recreating the OS X Dock with CSS
This tutorial is made by a great person at Zurb that has created many tutorials such as Super Awesome Buttons, Radiocative Buttons, Polaroid Images with Only CSS3 and many more. By experiencing it, you will know that you can get special features from the CSS3 tutorial. They have used newest properties of CSS3 and the basic links list and then make it becomes nice icons OS X dock. This feature will work well with Safari and Chrome but it will not be so good with Firefox.   

Apple’s Navigation Bar Using only CSS
It will teach you about building top level navigation of Apple website that is popular currently. However, it will not be featured by any images; there is only pure CSS 100%.

CSS3-Only Horizontal Drop Line Tab Menu
This tutorial will show you another way to make a dropdown menu with CSS3; the same effective result like recently has been made by WebDesignerWall and showed in the interesting tutorial.  

Accordion Using Only CSS3
By using CSS3: target pseudo class, the accordion effect can be gotten without a need of using JavaScript. Every part of accordion is completed by ID, content region and also heading. A link will come from the header and match with the ID, even as the display will be controlled by a container where the content is wrapped.  

Sweet Tabbed Navigation Bar using CSS3
By using some CSS3 properties, you will be taught about creating Sweet tabbed navigation bar. The properties are such as rgba; opacity, pseudo selectors, text shadow, gradients, rounded corners and also box shadow. This tutorial is the only place where you can learn about the using of many latest CSS3 properties in one time.  

Use CSS3 to Create a Dynamic Stack of Index Cards
This tutorial will teach you about creating the index cards dynamic stack that can be used as menu, it will use CSS3 and HTML. For the dynamic effects, it uses CSS3 features for transforming and transitioning, and also use @font-face, border radius and box shadow for the styling.   

Create the Accordion Effect Using CSS3
This tutorial will teach you about creating accordion effect in another way and variation using webkits CSS transitions. The feature used is the CSS3 target pseudo class. It will be useful to know the item that will be shown rooted in the URL fragment identifier.  

Simple CSS3 Dropdown Menu
CSS3 has many features that can support us making nice user interface. One of the features is box shadow that is useful to make shadow effect. You should understand the using of the dropdown menu with some shadow effect. This tutorial will teach about the making of the effect by using pure CSS.   

Create a Fun Animated Navigation Menu With Pure CSS
Even though the CSS3 provides guide to the basic animations using CSS without scripting, this tutorial will teach about using CSS3 to make unique and fun navigation menu by using the features transforms, @font face, and transitions.   

CSS3 Minimalistic Navigation Menu
This tutorial will teach about practical using of CSS3 animated navigation menu that will work well to be used with the most recent browsers.   

Nicer Navigation with CSS Transitions
The using of CSS Transitions will enable you to reduce the using of JavaScript to make some effects. The properties that support the transition are the webkit-transition, webkit transition duration, and also webkit transition timing function. Moreover, the property that unites the three properties is the webkit transition. This tutorial will teach you about creating the dropdown navigation menu using transitions and traditional CSS.   

CSS3-Only Tabbed Area
This tutorial is about the CSS tricks that deal with the traditional JavaScript tabs. The CSS pseudo selector; target used with ID selector, is the feature used with the major empowering concept. The URL with hash tag of exact ID will be matched by the selector. The features will work well in all browsers and the IE will need a small amount of tweaking.  

CSS3 Transition Tutorial – Slide effect menu with the Apple-Style
This tutorial will teach about the using of gradient via CSS, border radius, and transition. The making of slide effect without JavaScript and graphics will be possible with CSS3.  

How to Create a Drop-down Nav Menu with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery

Build a Chunky CSS3 Menu

So, those are the tutorial articles that can be accessed and learned about all about CSS3 and how to make a good looking website with it. Are you in plan to make a nice website by yourself? The tutorials will make you enjoy the website building for the features you can get and apply to make a nice looking website. What do you think about many special features of the CSS3 and the tutorial? Hopefully the tutorials will help you much in making nice website

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