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Suitcase Fusion makes font management effortless, efficient, and even inspirational.

It’s no secret we love organization. Creating structure and efficiency is at the core of everything we do.

Why We Love Organization: Fonts, Messy type drawer

Organize your fonts to reap instant rewards—clear thinking, increased efficiency and constant focus

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Adobe CC
 

UPDATED: New Suitcase Fusion 5 and Universal Type Server 4 installers now available. More info below.

Adobe released new versions of their Creative Cloud applications on June 18, 2014. These applications run side-by-side with previous versions of their CC apps.
 

Extensis Font Manager Compatibility

On June 25th, we are proud to release updates to Suitcase Fusion 5 and the Universal Type Client 4 that now include plug-ins and in-application font panels for Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 applications.

To install the update to Suitcase Fusion 5:

To install the update to the Universal Type Client:

Important Note about Adobe Photoshop CC 2014

Adobe implemented a new technology for building font panels within Photoshop CC 2014. We are building new panels that work with this new technology and expect to release an update to Suitcase Fusion 5 and the Universal Type Client this summer.

Font auto-activation for Photoshop CC 2014 is not affected, only the panel is delayed slightly.

 

Extensis Digital Asset Management Compatibility

There are currently no known issues with Extensis Portfolio cataloging file types created by Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 applications.

 

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In 2011, I covered how to choose the right font for your website, which I broke down thusly:

  1. Legibility – Contrast, is it readable?
  2. Tone and style – Aesthetics, does it reflect your brand?
  3. Compatibility - Does it work across browsers and platforms?

While these foundational considerations remain the same, a lot has changed in the last three years—namely that today, more than half the world’s digital content is consumed on mobile devices, including mobile apps, mobile websites, iPads and Kindles (electronic paper), smartphones and tablets.[1]

Choosing the right font for mobile for an always-on audience

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Part II of a Series

Part I of this series of suckage outlined the core essentials of a creative brief, and the information one needs to gather before beginning design—a critical step, especially when the brief sucks. Part II looks at the elements of the brand. 

If you read Part 1, your brief should at least be in order. The client has provided the information you need to proceed (less likely), and/or you’ve filled in the gaps on the client’s behalf (more likely).

This post takes a look at your client’s brand. Does it suck, too, or is it just OK? Is your job to work with the brand elements they’ve got going as a requirement (more likely)? Or do you have license to finesse or refine it with this new assignment (less likely)?

Either way, just like when the brief sucks, it’s still your job to deliver. To do so requires knowing not just the elements of a solid brand, but how to compensate when those elements are lacking.

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Portfolio Flow for Portfolio Server makes it a snap to keep assets flowing.

Available for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® and Android, Portfolio Flow™ allows your team to be more efficient—even when they’re not at their desks. Using a mobile device, users can tag assets on the go and upload them directly to Portfolio Server™. Portfolio Flow for Mobile: Select, Tag, Upload, Done! It’s that simple. Continue Reading »

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