Student Introductions to Real World Clients

Two to three times a year, I teach a class for the Digital Media Studies (DMS) program at the University of Denver called “Web Building and Site Management”. In this class, undergraduates are introduced to the concepts of building (mostly) static websites with a strict, standards-based approach. The IDE used is Dreamweaver CS4 with “Design View” forbidden from use. There is a full introduction to pre-production planning using Fireworks and final design work is done through Photoshop. We also touch upon the Flash Platform and the integration of audio and video within a website. This probably does not differ much

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VidLoop at the AIR Marketplace

There are two items to note here. Firstly, Adobe has done an awesome job updating the AIR Marketplace to be much more organized that the previous version. Very nice presentation. Second, my VidLoop AIR application has been approved and is now live at the AIR Marketplace. Very Nice! There are a lot of great apps there for download or purchase – check it out.

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Good-bye, MAX2008

Having visited the last sessions of the day and printed out my airline boarding pass, it’s time to wind down. I’m thinking of having another salt-encrusted experience tonight as a send-off. A lot of great experiences at MAX this year including a day at Adobe HQ, some cool product announcements, stimulating networking opportunities, absolute killer sneaks, and the largest party I have ever been to, covering the de Young museum and California Academy of Sciences grounds. Insane. I presented during the FITC unconference on the last day of MAX. It was a nice experience aside from some technical glitches here

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VPS Featured in Newsletter

The DUVAGA Projection System [VPS] has been featured in an article for the CTL Newsletter this quarter: This fall, the DUVAGA development group released a new version of the projection software which gives the user the option to use the multiple display capability in any classroom. This new version automatically detects the number of displays (projectors and computer screen) and puts the control panel on the computer screen. In a room with a single projector, the instructor can show the gallery of images to the class and manipulate them through the control panel. The new projection software can be installed

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Preparing for MAX

I’m spending a good amount of time the next few days preparing to leave Denver for San Fransisco and Adobe MAX 2008. This will be my fist MAX and will hopefully be a really nice experience with no mishaps along the way. I’m speaking on a project of mine during the FITC unconference on Wednesday the 19th at 1:00 and have been preparing some quick slides on SlideRocket: What a great piece of software this is.  I’ve played with it when it was still in beta but have never done any real work until this past week.  Really, heartily recommended

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