Adobe Service Outage Update

Several Adobe services were down or unreachable for many of you over the last 24 hours. The failure happened during database maintenance activity and affected services that require users to log in with an Adobe ID.

We want to assure you that this was not security related – none of your information or content was lost or exposed.

First, and most importantly, we want to apologize for this outage because we know how critical our services are to you and how disruptive it’s been to those of you who felt the impact. We understand that the time it took to restore service has been frustrating, but we wanted to be as thorough as possible. We have identified the root cause of this failure and are putting standards in place to prevent this from happening again.

We are aware that we didn’t meet your expectations (or ours) today. For this, we apologize. Thanks for bearing with us as we worked to resolve this – and know that we will do better.

Updated 11:20am PDT, May 16 2014 : Added information to clarify outage was not security related.

June 11th Lunchtime Studios: Getting Started with Responsive Web Design

Missed the session? Check out the recording here.

Helpful link from the session: https://github.com/tpryan/Brackets-Reflow-Cleaner

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Join us for our second Lunchtime Studios session where Terry Ryan will teach you the basics of Responsive Web Design and introduce you to Edge Reflow. Getting websites to work on mobile devices continues to be a challenge and one method of tackling this problem is Responsive Web Design (creating a site that changes the way it appears across many screen sizes). With Edge Reflow, designing responsive sites is much less painful.

What: Getting Started with Responsive Web Design and Edge Reflow

Where: Streamed live from Adobe’s San Jose office- view the live session online here: https://my.adobeconnect.com/LunchtimeStudios (enter as guest to join).

When: Wednesday June 11th, 12PM-1PM PT

Who: Terry Ryan

Terry Ryan is a Developer Evangelist for Adobe and helps people using Adobe technologies to be successful. He has a passion for web and mobile technologies including expertise in HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Previous to his employment at Adobe, he spent a decade working in various technical roles at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Terry is also the author of Driving Technical Change, about convincing reluctant co-workers to adopt new tools and ideas. http://terrenceryan.com/blog - @tpryan

Upcoming Events in the Series (more info to come!): July 15 – Customizing Type in Illustrator

June 4th Summer Series Kickoff: Lunchtime Studios, Tips on Using Behance

Missed the session? View it here

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Come join our first live Lunchtime Studios where Matias Corea (Co-Founder and Chief of Design) and Clément Faydi (Lead Designer) will show you how to use Behance to showcase your projects and work in progress, discover new work from the community, and build your network. They will also share tips on how to build the most effective portfolio, from editing your work to publishing your personal website.

What: Tips On Using Behance & Building An Effective Portfolio

Where: Streamed live from the SoHo NY Behance office- view the live session online here (enter as guest to join). Session will be recorded and recording posted here afterwards.

When: Wednesday June 4th, 12PM-1PM PT

Who: Matias Corea & Clément Faydi

Matias Corea is the co-founder and Chief of Design at Behance, the largest platform for creatives to showcase and discover creative work. As the company’s founding designer, Matias has led the brand identity and design of all Behance products. His work has earned a Type Director’s Award and 3 Webby awards, as well as several Webby nominations and honoree awards, as well as distinction as a finalist at the SXSW Interactive Awards, for three years running. www.behance.net/matiascoreawww.matiascorea.com – @matiascorea

Clément Faydi is a Lead Designer at Behance in New York City where he focuses on creating interactive products that help creatives showcase their portfolios and discover new work. Prior to joining Behance, he worked at Firstborn NYC and graduated from a Master’s Degree in Interaction Design in France. He is a visual design maniac obsessed with clean, type-based minimalist design. www.behance.net/cfaydiwww.clementfaydi.com – @cfaydi

Upcoming Events in the Series (more info to come!): June 11 - Getting started with Responsive Web Design, July 15 – Customizing Type in Illustrator