Edge Animate: Absinthe Quiz!

I recently gave a short set of talks for the Adobe Apps for Education: Live! series which aims to demonstrate uses of Adobe products for educational purposes in short, 30 minute project examples. These are divided into two talks; a morning talk for beginners, and an evening talk for advanced concepts. There are links to the full recordings, completed projects, source code, and other resources over at the Adobe Education Exchange. Here is the completed animation project: Create Animated Content with Edge Animate Here is the functional advanced quiz project – test your knowledge of absinthe basics: Create a Dynamic Quiz with

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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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Flash Professional CC (13.1) – December 2013 Release

The focus of this release of Flash Professional CC is the new native HTML5 Canvas workflow, which features a contextual user interface along with relative publishing options. 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 for Adobe Flash Player if those extended capabilities are not needed. The generated HTML file bundle is driven by the CreateJS JavaScript library, which was previously available as an extension for

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Mobile App Tool with Brackets and TopCoat

I came across this new tool from Intel this morning: Intel XDK. I remember looking at this a while back in it’s previous incarnation but it wasn’t as appealing at the time. It didn’t offer much over other IDEs and the relience upon a login with Intel was off-putting. Since that time… and after the pain involved in teaching a course on PhoneGap – I’ve been looking for a solid tool I can recommend to my students which integrates a lot of the steps and tooling involved in mobile app development using PhoneGap. I want something you can code in,

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JavaScript Quickie: Detect iframe Parent URL

This post is just going to be a quick rundown on a neat trick I cobbled together today. I build out a lot of services and such at the university which include embed-able widgets and players and such. Traditionally, we’ve used a SWF for all of these things and have used an object/embed type of HTML element structure to perform the embed. Over the past few years, we’ve been creating all new projects to utilize iframe in place of this. There are three primary reasons we are using iframe to enabled embeds of this type: It allows us much greater

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