Flash Professional and AIR 14: Creative Cloud Updates

I’ll be speaking on these topics for the Hawaii Flash User Group on July 9th at 4:00pm Mountain Time. In this session, we will explore what is new in the 2014 release of Flash Professional CC through a number of demonstrations which target Flash Player, AIR, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, and more. We’ll have a look at the rebuilt Motion Editor, variable width strokes and profiles, advances in SVG and Sprite Sheet output, and more. We will also have a look at what’s new with the Flash Player and AIR runtimes as Adobe continues enhancing them with new and expanded features.

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Packt Celebrates 10 Years

With Packt Publishing celebrating 10 years of delivering effective learning and information services to IT professionals… they are offering most digital copies of the books they publish for only $10 USD! This offer is valid until July 5th if anyone wants to take advantage. They have a pretty huge library of titles to choose from… I highlight my books below – but they have quite a few authored by others in the community as well. Flash Development for Android Cookbook The Flash Development for Android Cookbook enables Flash developers to branch out into Android mobile applications through a set of

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Adobe Animate for Education: Live

Next Wednesday, on the 21st – I’ll be doing some quick online sessions which provide a solid overview of the  animation and interaction capabilities present in Adobe Edge Animate CC. Beginning Edge Animate for Education Wednesday 21 May 2014 8am (PST) Learn the basics of Adobe Edge Animate from a fellow educator as you explore a simple project you can implement in your classroom. Advanced Edge Animate for Education Wednesday 21 May 2014 3pm (PST) Explore advanced features of Adobe Edge Animate with a fellow educator and push your definition of what’s possible in your classroom. While this series is

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We are well into 2014… isn’t Flash dead already?

There been a bit of a stir lately around Flash (again)… caused by this Adobe post on some PhoneGap announcements for marketing. The Adobe Flash Runtimes platform PM, Chris Campbell, has posted a response to these comments and I’ve thrown in my opinion as well. Incidentally… while I do plenty of web standards work… most of my income with Fractured Vision Media still comes from Flash Platform technologies and 2014 looks to be no exception to this. At all. Balance and perspective, people… Thanks for the (formal) update, Chris. This should go some ways to alleviating the fears out there inadvertently caused

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Getting Acquainted with PhoneGap

I was asked to speak about PhoneGap to the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW). Here are the slides from this event (recording is NAGW-only): Getting Acquainted with PhoneGap from Joseph Labrecque An overview of developing mobile applications with HTML, CSS and JavaScript using PhoneGap, node.js, Brackets and related tools.

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Getting Started Experience: Flash Professional CC

Want to start using your Adobe Creative Cloud apps, but don’t know where to begin? That’s where we come in. The following tutorials will take you through a quick, entry-level project. You’ll see what you can do and be ready to learn more. People may have been wondering… “where is a “Getting Started” tutorial for Flash Professional????” Well, we wanted to align the release of this Getting Started experience with the recent “Avatar” release of Flash Professional CC. Now that this is out and available for customers – the set of videos and written text which goes along with it

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Flash Platform Rundown – Week of December 1st, 2013

The big news this week is an update to Flash Professional CC and a couple neat extensions which go along with it! Flash Professional CC (13.1) Released On the tooling side of things, Flash Professional CC (13.1) was finally released! The focus of this release is native support for HTML5 Canvas as a document type and publish target. HTML5 Canvas is a new document type added to Flash Professional CC that generates an .FLA file for authoring, and targets the canvas tag of HTML. This option enables the authoring of animation and interactivity for targeting web browsers without the need

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