Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring InDesign UI improvements, part of InDesign: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates.
- [Voiceover] One of the first changes that we're going to talk about in this latest version of InDesign CC 2015 is the all-new revamped interface. Now, you might be looking at InDesign right now and going, "Wait a minute, what exactly did they change here?" Well, it's actually an aesthetic change to help you and to reduce eyestrain. One of the things that the InDesign team has done here is they've retooled the entire interface to give things a little bit more, shall we say, breathing room. Now, this is really evident over here in the panel system. Basically, what they did is they took everything and they kind of made things that were too small, bigger, and they gave space where they thought they needed it.
So, it's easier to look at InDesign for longer periods of time. Check out over here in the panels. As I go through here, you will notice the tabs, particularly the top and bottom space around the letters, I've noticed, is larger. Everything inside of the panel seems a little bit larger as well. Basically, they've taken it and increase it a few percentages so that you have a little bit easier time looking at these things. And I think it's a welcome change. You can see in these panels, there's just a little bit more open space. There's a little bit more breathing room between the elements, and overall, it's just a great aesthetic change that I think is really going to help people who experienced a little bit of eyestrain with InDesign before.
I think this is also great for accessibility because it gives people a better idea of what's going on, and it's making things a little bit easier to see. You can also see this over here in the tools panel. You'll notice that the tools panel, in my opinion, looks a little bit more spread out. It looks like it's got a little bit more space in-between each tool. The icons appear a little bit larger, and you'll see that throughout the entire interface of Adobe InDesign CC from this point on. And I think that's a welcome change. Now, of course, nothing else has really changed in terms of the functionality of the interface.
You can still rearrange everything the same way you could before. It's just this small aesthetic change that is helping to increase the accessibility, and the durability of InDesign in terms of how long you can look at it before your eyes get a little heavy.
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Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2015. What changed?
A: We added 3 movies covering the fall 2015 updates to InDesign CC, including enhancements to Adobe Publish Online, Creative Cloud Libraries, and search.
Q: This course was updated on 06/21/2016. What changed?
A: We added one new chapter to cover the June 2016 updates to InDesign CC, including UI and performance enhancements, Adobe Stock, document languages, and swatches.