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Adobe Shadow Makes it Simple to Optimize Web Experiences Across Mobile Browsers

Today we’re thrilled to introduce to you a brand new offering – Adobe Shadow Labs Release 1, which enables Web developers and designers to work faster and more efficiently by streamlining preview and customization of websites for mobile devices.

Adobe Shadow aims to alleviate the time and stress of working on websites across mobile browsers. Web pros can wirelessly pair multiple smartphones and tablets with their computer and simultaneously view real-time previews of Web content across multiple iOS and Android devices, quickly seeing refreshed website designs with live updates.  Adobe Shadow’s synchronized browsing nearly eliminates the need to touch the device, but still provides a true, on-device experience.

We’re really excited to deliver Shadow and start simplifying the pain points of previewing, inspecting and presenting mobile Web content. We encourage Web Pros to download the free Labs Release 1 of Adobe Shadow available now at http://adobe.com/go/shadow and provide the team with feedback. To learn more about Adobe Shadow, visit the blog.

Catch Adobe Shadow in action below.

Attention All Students & Faculty: Adobe Issues Call for Entries to 2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Adobe has announced the call for entries for the twelfth annual Adobe® Design Achievement Awards (ADAA). Each year we look forward to this prestigious competition, which recognizes the incredible work of students from around the globe — work that is produced using Adobe software, and advances creativity through digital technology. The competition attracts the best and brightest among student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers, and computer artists.  For 2012, we will also continue to recognize teaching excellence through three categories of competition designed specifically for instructors in higher education.

The ADAA competition is free to enter and open to students, faculty and staff of higher education institutions worldwide. Students are invited to compete in 13 categories that include Game Design and Development as well as Application Development and Mobile Design. Almost 25,000 students from 73 countries have participated in the ADAA competition since it began in 2001 and the number of submissions just keeps rising. Last year we received a record-breaking 4,600 entries from students. They have told us they believe “design is about making this a better world for all of us.”

2012 submission deadlines are January 27, April 27, and June 22. Entries will be judged by a panel of international design experts.   In October finalists will be invited to attend the ADAA awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California where winners will be announced and awarded Adobe software and cash prizes.

For more information, check out the press release or visit the ADAA website. Visit the 2011 ADAA Yearbook for a look at the 2011 ADAA ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan. Also, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page or follow us @AdobeEDU for the latest updates about the awards.

Flash to Focus on PC Browsing and Mobile Apps; Adobe to More Aggressively Contribute to HTML5

flash-logoAdobe is all about enabling designers and developers to create the most expressive content possible, regardless of platform or technology. For more than a decade, Flash has enabled the richest content to be created and deployed on the web by reaching beyond what browsers could do. It has repeatedly served as a blueprint for standardizing new technologies in HTML.  Over the past two years, we’ve delivered Flash Player for mobile browsers and brought the full expressiveness of the web to many mobile devices.

However, HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively.  This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. We are excited about this, and will continue our work with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM, to drive HTML5 innovation they can use to advance their mobile browsers.

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores.  We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.  We will of course continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations.  We will also allow our source code licensees to continue working on and release their own implementations.

These changes will allow us to increase investment in HTML5 and innovate with Flash where it can have most impact for the industry, including advanced gaming and premium videoFlash Player 11 for PC browsers just introduced dozens of new features, including hardware accelerated 3D graphics for console-quality gaming and premium HD video with content protection.  Flash developers can take advantage of these features, and all that our Flash tooling has to offer, to reach more than a billion PCs through their browsers and to package native apps with AIR that run on hundreds of millions of mobile devices through all the popular app stores, including the iTunes App Store, Android Market, Amazon Appstore for Android and BlackBerry App World.

We are already working on Flash Player 12 and a new round of exciting features which we expect to again advance what is possible for delivering high definition entertainment experiences.  We will continue to leverage our experience with Flash to accelerate our work with the W3C and WebKit to bring similar capabilities to HTML5 as quickly as possible, just as we have done with CSS Shaders.  And, we will design new features in Flash for a smooth transition to HTML5 as the standards evolve so developers can confidently invest knowing their skills will continue to be leveraged.

We are super excited about the next generations of HTML5 and Flash.  Together they offer developers and content publishers great options for delivering compelling web and application experiences across PCs and devices.  There is already amazing work being done that is pushing the newest boundaries, and we can’t wait to see what is still yet to come!

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MAX 2011 News Rundown

Adobe MAX 2011 kicked off in Los Angeles today with seven announcements. Below are the highlights:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud, a major new initiative, redefines the content creation process. It will become the focal point for the worldwide creative community, where creative professionals can access desktop and tablet applications, creative services, and share their best work with peers.
  • Adobe Touch Apps, a family of six intuitive touch screen applications, designed for Android and iOS tablets, enables creative professionals to explore ideas and present their work anytime, anywhere. The apps include:
    • Adobe Photoshop Touch allows users to transform images with core Photoshop features and create new images by combining photos, choosing elements to edit, and applying filters and other effects.
    • Adobe Collage helps creatives capture and refine ideas and concepts by allowing them to combine inspirational images, drawings, text and Creative Suite files into modern, conceptual mood boards.
    • Adobe Debut allows creative professionals to present designs to clients and stakeholders virtually anywhere, opening tablet-compatible versions of Creative Suite files for convenient and beautiful viewing on the tablet.
    • Adobe Ideas is an easy-to-master, vector-based tool for drawing, using either a stylus or a finger.
    • Adobe Kuler makes it easy to generate color themes that can inspire any design project.
    • Adobe Proto enables the development of interactive wireframes and prototypes for websites and mobile apps on a tablet using gestures and a touch-based interface.

Catch the apps in action

Tune in tomorrow, 10/4 at 10:00 a.m. PT for Day Two keynote as we explore the best solutions for delivering highly expressive and usable experiences, both in the browsers and as apps. We’ll look at a variety of technologies and products such as Flash and HTML, highlighting current opportunities, and peering into the not-so-distant future: max.adobe.com/online.

Muse Hits 120,000 Downloads After Day One

Yesterday Adobe launched the beta of Muse (code name) a new Mac OS and Windows app that promises to let graphic designers create websites as easily as they create layouts for print.  The response has this time been pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good – 120,000 downloads from the Adobe Labs website.  Actually those are astonishing numbers and show that designers really need something like this.   I bet those other Muse guys would like 120,000 downloads in one day!

The app was developed by some of the folks that built InDesign, which has become the standard for page layout and is now leading the charge towards digital publishing.

We’ve also seen some commentary, in the forums, from the web developer community regarding Muse. Just a reminder folks that Muse was created for graphic designers to enable them to design and publish professional, unique HTML websites without writing code or working within restrictive (ie boring) templates.  It is something that designers have been asking for and will not impact the continued innovation across our other web development tools and technologies.

However we are taking constructive feedback from all constituencies into our product plans, as Muse matures.   So keep it coming designers, developers…

Adobe Announces Public Beta of Muse

Today Adobe unveiled the public beta of Muse (code name), software that enables graphic designers to design and publish professional, unique HTML websites without writing code or working within restrictive templates.

Leveraging the latest Web standards including HTML5 and CSS3 where browser support exists, Muse combines precise design and creative freedom with innovative frameworks for adding navigation, widgets and HTML to include advanced interactivity on a site.

Muse allows designers to plan, design and publish unique and interactive websites with:

  • Easy-to-use sitemaps, master pages, and a host of flexible, site-wide tools make it fast and intuitive to plan the website layout.
  • Similar functionality in Adobe InDesign that allows designers to combine imagery, graphics, and text with complete control, flexibility and power
  • Drag and drop customizable widgets like navigation menus. Users can add fully customizable interactive elements including slideshows, Tooltips and remote rollovers.
  • Embedded HTML code snippets from sources including Google Maps, YouTube and Facebook.
  • Ability to create Adobe-hosted trial sites for testing and review purposes. A site can be sent to clients, converted to a paid Adobe-hosted site or exported for FTP to other hosting providers.

Designers are invited to learn more about Muse by visiting http://muse.adobe.com where they can download the free beta (English only), see a gallery of Muse-created websites, and access instructional tutorials.

Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 Updates Now Available

Adobe_Flash_BuilderToday, we’re excited to announce updates to Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and the Flex 4.5 framework with support for devices running Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS. As a result, developers can quickly create and distribute apps through Android Market, BlackBerry App World and the Apple App Store using one tool chain, programming language and code base—a first for developers! With significant productivity enhancements, developers can now rapidly build applications that run seamlessly on the desktop, Web and top mobile platforms. See what the latest updates to Flash Builder and Flex are all about and check out some of the latest mobile apps that have been created with the tool and framework here!

 

Amazon Web Services Enables Quick & Scalable Deployment of Flash Media Server

FMS4_Interactive_boxshot_3inAdobe and Amazon Web Services today announced that Flash Media Server 4 is now available on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), part of Amazon Web Services. Now small to mid-size publishers, social media developers, large scale enterprise deployments or customers creating one-time events can utilize the full functionality of Adobe Flash Media Enterprise Server 4 on a pay-as-you-go model that is scalable and based on user demand with Amazon Web Services. Read more about today’s news on Kevin Towes’ blog.

From Print to Web in a flash

Adobe and HOW Magazine collaborated on a project to challenge three designers and design agencies to take their print work and transform them into fully interactive projects for the web using Flash Catalyst CS5. The projects can be seen in HOW’s September/October issue or online here. We think the results are stunning!

Introducing the Flash Platform Evangelism Kit

The Flash Platform Evangelism Kit is now available! Adobe created a new resource for developers and technology decision-makers who want to learn how to use the Flash Platform to create rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the enterprise. RIAs offer rich, engaging experiences that improve user satisfaction with web apps, and can increase worker productivity. Many of the top companies in finance, healthcare, and consumer electronics industries are already using the Flash Platform for their business applications.

Download it here!

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