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The Next Generation of InDesigner

If it takes me a while to answer your e-mails, or if you’re wondering why you don’t see me on iChat or AIM…there’s a very good reason why: this beautiful little girl who was born on September 26, 2008 at 11:31 pm. This is my daughter, Brenna Clare Murphy, and she and her mother are doing wonderfully.

I thought I’d “frame” this photo in a manner appropriate for the web site. :)

Brenna Clare Murphy

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55 Responses to “The Next Generation of InDesigner”

  1. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

    My Best wishes for a new future full of happiness.

    Best Regards
    Federico Platón

  2. Hey, that’s great!

    Best wishes from Austria!


  3. All the best wishes from Brazil, Brenna!

  4. Congratulations!!!

  5. Dear Michael,

    I’ve learnt so much from your free video tutorials so congrats and best wishes from England.

  6. Wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your newly added to family.

    She’s stunning and stunningly framed :).

    Happy and healthy days ahead to you and yours.


  7. Congratulations Michael !
    I wish you all the best with your new InBaby CS1. You never know when InBaby CS2 will arrive. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and you just enjoy CS1 for now. Oh my… that geek speak could only make sense on a website like this :)


  8. Welcome to the wild world of parenthood!

  9. Bob Smallman says:

    Certainly your best design to date!!

  10. Congratulations Michael! She’s beautiful! I can see her now rocking the InDesign world :) Congrats again!

  11. Félications aux parents !
    C’est une jolie demoiselle.

    I wish the best for your familly.

    Chris from France.

  12. Congratulations Michael.
    In dutch: Een wonderschone dame.

  13. Karl Robertson says:

    Congrats !! Have fun with the sleep deprivation.

    All the best for you and your family.

    Karl from the UK

  14. Hey Michael – Congrats!

    Will look forward to your next et of videos to see you becoming more tired as time goes by :-p

    Brian from Milton Keynes, England

  15. Dear Michael and family,
    may Brenna (lovely name actually) bring you a lifetime of joy and laughs.
    Enjoy the baby years ’cause they come only once!
    Don’t worry about the podcasts, this gives everyone the chance to re-visit old podcasts and search for nuggets missed last time. – that’s what I’m going to do!
    All of our love from Australia,
    Reeve Schragger

  16. Hi Michael

    Congratulations to all!

    It seems that your days as a teacher are only now really beginning. Will the forthcoming podcasts all have a nursery theme?

    The K-Man

  17. Congratulations, Mike :) She’s a real beauty. I hope you got some sleep before she arrived :D Greetings from Poland!

  18. Congratulations Michael! She looks beautiful. I can tell from your videos that you are generous, very patient, and excellent at explaining things — I think you’ll make a great father.

    Best wishes from Canada

  19. Wow…this is just such an amazing response. I can’t wait, someday, to show little Brenna how many wonderful, thoughtful people from around the world took the time to welcome her into it. Thanks, everyone. I will see if I can further tug on everyone’s heartstrings by working her into the intro of Episode 52. :)

  20. Mark Mattson says:

    Congrats, my friend! She’s gorgeous.

  21. Congratulations, Mike!

  22. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

  23. Best wishes from savyon, Israel


  25. All the best wishes for your new family, Michael!
    Rene, Vienna, Austria.

    PS: And thank you for creating this wonderful podcast series!

  26. Howard Candell says:

    A future user of InDesign CS19.
    Best wishes.

  27. Hi Mike,

    Welcome to the world of fatherhood.
    Regards to your wife and baby.
    From Nigeria.


  28. Malcolm Pace says:

    Congratulations Mike!

    Malcolm Pace,
    Small island of Malta


  30. Michael Dunn says:

    Another huge Aussie congrats to you Mike and family!!!
    Wow – how inDesign, etc, pales in comparison to the old-fashioned, human-being kind of technology…
    A huge fan… Michael
    Newtown, NSW, Australia

  31. Dear Michael,

    C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !!!

  32. Congratulations all the way from South Africa!

  33. Congratulations to you and your family.
    Your tutorials have helped me so much – I look forward to some day seeing one that features your beautiful girl! She’s got a great Dad.

  34. Congratulations on the successful Data Merge!

    Just wait until she figures out Automation, then she will start Design(ing) ways to get into your Designer’s Bookshelf. She’ll eventually get into all of your Document Set-up, and Graphics & Images. She’ll begin GREP(ing) things she shouldn’t and you would wish she would stop all of the Interactivity and just Layout and goto sleep.

    Gone are the days of Long Documents as you will only have time for quick News/Announcements before you are pulled a way in another direction!

    Other Software will take on a new meeting as you change diapers.

    Podcasts-Audio and Podcasts-Video will now feature the sounds of little footsteps in the background and we can look forward to your Printing & Production tutorials to feature a new face. (Thanks goodness she is absolutly adorable!)

    Your Productivity is going to drop don’t let anyone tell you different, because you will be busy passing Show Notes and photo ablums to all your friends and family featuring the latest Styles and outfit you and your wife dressed her in!

    So you have traded in InDesign Tables for changing tables but I hope you can understand my Transparency. All my best to you Type & Text us all about your adventures

    All my best and thanks for all the help you have given through your tutorials.

    Uncategorized and undefinable,

  35. Wow, Jerry! If there had been a contest for best response. Outstanding! You made my day with this. Thanks for the kind wishes and the amount of time it must have taken to craft this one. :) — Michael

  36. Hello. I discovered this fantastic site only recently, and I’ve thought of send you a message, to express how much I’ve enjoyed watching your fantastic and helpful videocasts, but I always have something else to do, and never sent the message.
    But today I’ve seen the picture of your lovely daughter and I remembered how proud I was when my little girl was born (I´m still proud, after 22 years!). And thought: now, I really have to send the message, to wish you best luck! With the daughter and all the rest!
    Thank you for teaching and help us so much!
    Best wishes from your family, from Portugal (a very little and sunny country in the end of Europe).
    Angela Rodrigues

  37. “Tillykke” from denmark.

    Must say since I have just read Jerrys comment, I guess all is said, and I will only say that I’m looking forward to the next podcast. No matter how long it takes!

    Take your time to enjoy :)

  38. Lance Jacobs and Esta Shapiro says:

    Cutchie-Cutchie Cooo! What a beautiful baby!

  39. Welcome Brenna to this wonderful world. A world made even more wonderful because you have such a great Dad.

    …from someone who has benefited greatly from your father’s free tutorials.


  40. Félicitations et bon congé parental!

    Meilleurs souhaits du Québec

  41. Been a while since you posted, and that is a good sign considering your circumstance. Hope you are getting new inspiration every day.
    Just remember others can do your tasks but no one can be what you are. You are a father and that is a devine gift and responsibility. (And I susspect there is an equally if not more proud mother ;) ) Hope you grow with the task, and get as much inspiration as you have inspired others.

  42. Congratulations

  43. Congrats Micheal
    Best wishes from Vietnam. Hope you have enough time for the next episode :)
    Khoa Nguyen

  44. Congratulations my friend!
    She is beautifull…

  45. Magic :)
    Congrats :)
    Best wishes from Tel-Aviv

  46. CONGRATULATIONS from NL! Brenna is beautiful!

  47. Marc Tournant says:

    A message for Brenna :
    Hey, beauty, since you are here we are a lot of neglected orphans.
    Can you tell Daddy to look a little after us.


  48. Bob Smallman says:

    Michael — I routinely check your site each day, and each day I see that beautiful photo of Brenna. Hope this isn’t too weird, but I wanted to thank you for NOT producing another episode (in the hope that you’re spending your extra time helping care for your daughter)!

  49. Felicidades y muchas gracias por todo tu trabajo.


    From Santiago, Chile.

    Rai Singh.

  50. Guido, from Italy says:

    She’s beautiful, happy for you, just worried if everything is allright on your side… Give us some news just to let us know you’re doing fine.
    Wish you the best,

  51. Hello, Guido and everyone from all over the world. Thank you all for your kind wishes, support…and patience! I know I’ve been silent for a long time, but I just put up a new post about the status of the podcast (yes…there will be more episodes!) and some other exciting news for 2009.

  52. Zorionak (In Basque) = Congratulations from Bilbao.

    You are the best.

  53. Hi Michael

    Didn’t have time to get back to you sooner, but Congratulations from Paris (France). Welcome Brenna !

    Bob Smallman sayd it before, but I share his thoughts: best design ever ;-)

  54. I just noticed this post. Congratulations from The Netherlands with the birth of a new book and with your almost a half year old baby.

  55. Congratulations!
    But long time no podcast. Too sad.
    On the other hand it’s clear as daylight, life will override!