From Print to Web in a flash

Adobe and HOW magazine challenged some of our favorite designers to transform their existing print work into immersive, interactive projects for the web using Flash Catalyst CS5, and the results are stunning. HOW’s September/October issue is just now hitting the stands, and the interactive results, along with commentary from the designers, can be viewed here.

Flash on Android summer camp (in Belgium)

The summer is always a good time to learn about new technologies or brush up on new features in the technologies you already use. Belgian training center Oak3 is organizing a 2 day Flash on Android Summer Camp on August 9th and 10th. On the first day you’ll learn everything you need to know to [...]

Summer AIR Mobile Contest 2010 CZ/SK

Adobe Czech Republic in cooperation with youngsters conference JuniorInternet (by Together CZ) opens innovative contest for Czech and Slovak developers to celebrate mobile versions of Flash Player 10.1 and AIR for Android. Enter and win Google Nexus One or Creative Suite 5!

What can you win
1st Place – Google Nexus One (Froyo) + goodies
2nd Place – [...]

Digit Podcast with Evangelist Tom Krcha

Last week – I was invited to join Open Coffee Meeting at Prague Starbucks and record a video podcast with Petr Mara and Honza Brezina. I’ve enjoyed it a lot, and by reading comments, people seem as well
It’s in Czech only – but still worth of linking for my Czech readers.

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Adobe Loves HTML5: HTML5 extension pack for Dreamweaver CS5

Just 2 weeks ago at Web2.0 Expo, Kevin Lynch promised that Adobe would create the best tools in the world to author HTML5 and CSS3. Today Adobe is pleased to make a technology release available of the Dreamweaver CS5 HTML5 Pack extension. This extension provides initial support for HTML5 and CSS3 in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, [...]

Online Developer Week – May 10-14

During Developer Week, learn about the Adobe Flash Platform, including Flex, Flash Builder, AIR, and how it integrates with Creative Suite 5 technologies. This weeklong event features free, live webinars presented by Adobe technology experts. See live demos and have your questions answered by the experts during interactive Q&A sessions. Register and attend whichever sessions suit [...]

Device Central CS5 – Multitouch and Debugger

Of course one of the most long standing and important pieces of integration for Mobile and Devices has been with Flash Professional CS5.  The new version of Flash Professional is what I would call “back on track” after a major gutting, while still adding new features to support mobile and devices.

One of the nicest new additions is the code snippets panel to help you transition from Actionscript 2, as well as a new FLA format based on XML that will help with source control.  Changing the file format is never taken lightly, but I’ve received so much great feedback already for this feature.

In the following video I’m going to walk through the new Multitouch APIs briefly and look at debugging applications between Device Central and Flash Professional.  For some of you that don’t know, with Flash Lite we’ve been without debugger support for five years.  This is like a miracle!

With AIR on Android available later in the year it’s a perfect time to prototype some AIR applications.  You might also begin testing your Flash Player 10.1 content for different browsers using the various instrumentation tools provided; some of which I’ll cover in the next videos.

As with all mobile development it’s much more exciting once you get started!

Thanks to Maso Lin for getting involved in the Pre-release and providing such a nice looking demo.

Kevin Lynch Sneaks New Features in CS5

We are just three days from the Creative Suite 5 public debut. This afternoon, Kevin Lynch, Adobe CTO shared a few insights to this new release on the Adobe blog. He also shared his views on Apple’s revised SDK license and what it means to millions of Flash developers.

Highlights on the new features of CS5:

- Social Computing Innovation: Allowing closer team collaboration within the Creative Suite tools

- Cloud and client Innovation: New cloud-based services such as Omniture for optimizing content and apps to drive greater revenue

- Multiscreen features: Enabling authoring for upcoming releases of Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2 and making it easier for developers to target multiple devices and form factors

device_central.pngThoughts on new restrictions from Apple

Kevin also pointed out that despite Apple’s tightening restrictions on what technologies developers can use for creating apps for iPhone/iPad OS, multiscreen is spreading beyond Apple’s devices. We will see a wide range of excellent smartphones, tablets, smartbooks, televisions and more coming to market. Developers can leverage the Flash Platform to create and deliver rich content and applications across a variety of these devices.

Also, the Packager for iPhone/iPad is just one of 250 amazing new features in CS5. Be sure to tune into the global webcast on Monday 8am PDT at http://cs5launch.adobe.com/ and find out all the details.

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The countdown has started!

What do you mean you haven’t registered for the CS5 launch yet? I’m confused now… But… It’s not too late!
Register now and save your virtual seat for the CS5 launch event on April 12th (8am PDT / 11am EDT / 5pm CEST)!
Can’t wait until April 12th? Then check out http://csbuzz.adobe.com/ for clues and/or follow the #cs5 [...]