Archive for March, 2011

Flash Platform Community unites to help Japan

Well the Flash community is at it again with their Flash Community Cares site.  This time they are raising money for the relief effort in Japan.  Items available for bid include software and conference tickets and 100% of the auction proceeds will go to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund – a GlobalGiving Project.

More items to be added for bid over time, so be sure to check the Flash Community Cares site for updates.

A special thanks to all the folks who made this auction possible.  Special thanks to the organizers of 360Flex and FATC events for their donations as well as to Chuck Freedman.

Also, thanks in advance to all the bidders who will make these donations possible.

Happy bidding!

Video Learning Guide for Flash

Adobe Flash Professional lets you easily put video on a web page in a format that almost anyone can view. This guide provides an introduction to web video, including information on how to create and publish video on the web. Explore the sections below to dive into whatever topic interests you.

Overview of video for Flash – Start things off right with this overview of key concepts and terminology related to web video and video formats.

Progressive and streaming video for Flash – Examine the variety of options for delivering video to Flash Player.

Capturing and encoding video for Flash – Learn how prerecorded web video is encoded and how to get best results when capturing video.

Adding video to a web page – Learn the two general approaches to adding video to web pages: using Dreamweaver or Flash.

Synchronization and captions in video for Flash – Get an overview of the key concepts involved in content synchronization and captioning.

NTSC and PAL video standards – Understand key concepts related to the NTSC and PAL video standards.

The video learning guide for Flash Professional introduces core concepts of video on the web, and provides you with tools for developing your skills.


ADC Write & Give program

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $3,500 USD to charities in the first quarter of 2011. The program acknowledges the writing efforts of our ADC community authors by giving US$100 to a charity for each author’s published article on the ADC. Each author chooses his or her charity from a list of five preselected charities (listed below).

To date the ADC has donated over $53,000 to these charities through the program in recognition of our ADC authors. To our ADC authors, we thank you for sharing your technical expertise with the greater developer community while helping other communities at the same time!

Read on to find out more about the charities that the program supports, and to see the list of authors for this quarter who made these contributions possible!

* Benetech: Creates new technology solutions that serve humanity and empower people to improve their lives.

* Nature Conservancy: Works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

* Mercy Corp: Alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.

* Care: Fights global poverty by serving individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world.

* Feeding America: Is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization.

The authors who participated in this program from December 1, 2010 – February 28, 2011 are:

  • Raymond Camden
  • Jack Wilber
  • Donald Booth
  • Dann Carr
  • Justin Putney
  • David Hassoun
  • Joseph Magly

Thank you, authors, for your contributions to the ADC!