As the Designer of the Wheaton Quarterly I have been caught up with the inner-workings of InDesign and WordPress and how to get them to play nice and get along. This issue was put together with that in mind.
The goal was to come up with a way to get the text and images from InDesign, where the final edited form of the Quarterly resides, and export that content for WordPress.
The workflow for getting InDesign content out to be used in WordPress has been a cut and paste affair. Time consuming and at times tedious. Through the magic of XML I hope to automate parts of that workflow.
“A Designer’s Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML: Harness the Power of XML to Automate Your Print and Web Workflows” is the book I used to learn how InDesign works with the import and export of XML content. Going through the chapters in order and using the included example documents made for a good learning process .
The Winter Quarterly was put online using the old cut and paste method, hopefully for the last time. Some of the sections were done with styles, xml tags and embedding images so I can test and tweak the workflow.