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Digital Media Online Announces Mac Design Pro

Newest design publication offers tools and techniques for Macintosh professionals (May 24, 2004)

Digital Media Net (DMN) has officially launched the latest member of its family of publications serving Macintosh creative professionals: Mac Design Pro. The new site has been launched in conjunction with four other new online communities for Macintosh creative professionals, making up Digital Media Net's new Macintosh Cluster. DMN now produces 52 online trade publications and newsletters, strengthening its position as the world's leading provider of industry information for the digital content creation market.

"The strength of the Macintosh platform has always been in the professional design space," says David Nagel, DMN Executive Editor and noted Mac expert. "Desktop publishing started on the Macintosh, and Mac design pros have been responsible for the success of both the industry and the platform to date. Our new publication addresses the changing needs of Macintosh designers as new tools and techniques are introduced and as the entire Macintosh design community--from large magazine and newspaper publishers to ad agencies and design boutiques--transition to the latest hardware and operating system."

Mac Design Pro ( focuses on the informational needs of design professionals on the Macintosh platform. Its content ranges from reviews and tutorials to articles on trends in the design community, including Web design, broadcast design, print media, art/paint and 2D and 3D design. Content for Mac Design Pro falls into the following categories: Art/Paint, Illustration, Image Editing, Publishing, Web Design and Interactive Authoring, Hardware, Software, Techniques, Reviews, Features and Columns. It also offers a wide range of free software tools to assist designers with the production process, from custom brushes for painting applications to effects plugins for popular graphics programs.

The announcement of Mac Design Pro coincides with the launch of four other new publications in DMN's Macintosh Cluster:

  • Mac Video Pro ( Mac Video Pro is designed to serve the needs of video professionals who work on the Macintosh platform. To this end, it provides information in the areas of tutorials, product reviews, opinion and industry trends, as well as practical tools for the use of video professionals. Specific sections include Compositing, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Editing, Animation, Software, Hardware, Techniques, Reviews, Features, Columns and Downloads.
  • Mac DVD Pro ( Mac DVD Pro serves as a clearinghouse for information on DVD production on the Macintosh platform. It includes reviews of hardware and software tools, advice for DVD authors and articles on industry trends.
  • Mac Audio Pro ( Mac Audio Pro is an information resource for audio professionals working on the Macintosh platform. It provides information in the areas of tutorials, product reviews, opinion and industry trends. Specific content sections include Editing/Mixing, Recording, Effects, Hardware, Software, Techniques, Reviews, Features and Columns.
  • Mac Animation Pro ( Mac Animation Pro provides information for professionals in animation who work on the Macintosh platform. It includes tutorials, product reviews, opinion and articles on industry trends for both 2D and 3D animation.

The new sites join the highly successful and acclaimed publication Creative Mac to form the Macintosh cluster at Digital Media Net. All of the sites are active and online now.

About Digital Media Online

Digital Media Online,, the leading online publisher for the digital media industry, with more than 50 online trade publications and newsletters and receiving over 1.5 million visits a month. Through its industry hub Digital Media Net, It serves distinct market segments including broadcast and post production, streaming media, digital video, animation, special effects, desktop publishing, imaging and design, audio, CAD, workstations, game development, and film production. DMN resources include breaking technology and product news, tutorials, product reviews, white papers, research, directories, classified ads, plus royalty-free stock content such as 3D models, digital video, animation, photographs, digital art, sound effects and music.

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