In a world where Adobe has played a prominent role (to put it conservatively) in the design and development of the entire Web (to put it not so conservatively), it may be refreshing to some to learn about an alternative design and layout program that is gaining popularity.
Lucidpress, an alternative to desktop programs like Microsoft Publisher and Adobe InDesign, is an affordable (a team of five users can gain access for $40 a month or a solo user can pay $7.95 a month) online design solution that just reached its 1 millionth user, as of June 1. The majority of Lucidpress users are small businesses.
What's so great about Lucidpress? Small and medium businesses needing an inexpensive way to create marketing collateral can use Lucidpress to create brochures, pamphlets, digital magazines, reports and more (that can be customized with drag-and-drop functionality).
Experienced designers will likely find Lucidpress to be too limited for their goals, but those with no design experience can create professional marketing collateral quickly.