Getting Started with ActionScript – Lynda.com

Very pleased to announce that I’ve started a new publishing relationship with Lynda.com and the first course in their library is “Getting Started with ActionScript”! How did this come about? After my former publisher, video2brain was acquired – a number of us authors were asked whether we’d like to join the Lynda.com team and were given the opportunity to have certain existing English language courses included in the Lynda.com library. This is the initial result of that agreement – though I also have a much fresher course already recorded for them as well. Look for that in the next month

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PhoneGap and HTML5SQL.JS

I’ve been doing a lot of digging around in PhoneGap lately. This dovetails nicely with my Edge Animate and Edge Reflow work – but I also see it as an extension of my work with Adobe AIR and Flash Player on mobile. One of the interesting things about working in web technologies with modern browsers (including mobile), is that we have so many choices due to fragmentation or simply because of competing ideas. I’ve found many of the solutions for web storage on mobile to be either lacking or frustratingly complex. A few weeks back, I rand across a nice

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Edge Animate Power Workshop – Free Videos

As with all of my publications with video2brain, there are a number of free videos that are made available through a number of distribution channels, including the video2brain website and YouTube. I have added all of these to my Edge Animate playlist for easy access. In all; 25 videos at nearly 2 hours of free Edge Animate content. Not a bad little resource. Oh, and if you want the full 4.5 hour Edge Animate Power Workshop course; I have a 20% discount code for you! Coupon Code: EDGE20 is good through the 25th of January, 2013! Included Videos: Edge Animate

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Edge Animate Power Workshop

In this project-based workshop, Joseph Labrecque teaches you how to use some of the more advanced features in Adobe Edge Animate 1.0, including responsive layout design, external data consumption, and dynamic content generation. You’ll also learn about using compositions on mobile devices, generating content from Flash Professional for use in Animate, and a variety of distribution mechanisms that go well beyond the standard web browser. All this will be demonstrated in the process of creating an animated logo, a responsive header, a dynamic slideshow, and more. Edge Animate Power Workshop: Go Beyond the Basics Duration: 4 hrs 20 min In

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Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7

The newest public version of Adobe Edge – “Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7” – is now available for download from Adobe Labs! Aside from the obvious branding changes (the addition of the term “Animate” in the product name), this version of the application contains a ton of new functionality and some real polish. Why was Adobe Edge renamed Adobe Edge Animate? Adobe Edge has been renamed Adobe Edge Animate to indicate it’s a tool to create animated, interactive web content. So, what’s new? Resize Lesson Properties Panel Improvements Warnings Display Code Panel Errors Stage Enhancements Scalable Layout Enhancements Symbol Resize

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Adobe Flash Professional CS6: Learn by Video: Core Training in Rich Media Communication

How great! My new course (in partnership with video2brain, Peachpit Press, and Adobe Press) is now available as a retail boxed DVD set with booklet or as an online resource. This is the final of my Flash Professional CS6 training courses for this cycle and is the longest of them all – clocking in at 9 hours and 50 minutes! Another pretty cool thing about this resource is that it has been developed in consideration of and approved by Adobe as preparation materials for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam “Rich Media Communication Using Adobe Flash Professional CS6”. Adobe Flash

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Getting Started with Flash Professional CS6

Over the weekend, my newest video course with video2brain was published. Getting Started with Flash Professional CS6 Step-by-Step Basics to Get You on Your Way In this course, Flash authority Joseph Labrecque takes you on the straightest path to proficiency with Flash Professional CS6. You’ll learn your way around the interface and get comfortable working with assets like symbols and text. Then you’ll start making things move, adding animation and interactivity to your projects. And finally you’ll see how to output your files, and not just to SWFs; content created in Flash Professional CS6 can also target desktop, mobile, and

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