Archive for October, 2007

New articles on After Effects, Encore, Lightroom, Acrobat, and more – and two new galleries from Bran Dougherty-Johnson and Ben Thomas

We recently added new content to Adobe Design Center. We refresh content on the Design Center twice each month. The new content from our two most recent refreshes are as follows.

New Gallery:

Ben Thomas,

Bran Dougherty-Johnson,

New Think Tank:

Graduate education: Preparing designers for jobs that don’t exist (yet)
Anne Burdick

New tutorials:

Creating calligraphic brushes in Illustrator
David Karlins, Bruce K. Hopkins

Create an animated DVD menu transition using Encore and After Effects
Bob Donlon

Redacting text and images in a PDF file
Donna Baker

Adding cool frame borders to your photos
Scott Kelby

Creating crystals with Fireworks
Thierry Lorey

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Site of the week: Sony Bravia (eu)

I haven’t done this in a very long time, but thought I’d share this site. It takes a very long time to load (at least it did on wireless), but at least you get some factual tidbits while you wait. It’s worth it – they have their play-doh bunny ad in there, which is definitely worth the wait to see (at least I think so). Especially if you like rabbits.

Across from Near AIR park at MAX — short interview = free book

I’m across from AIR park at MAX again, and if you have time to answer some questions about your community involvement and learning (maybe 10 minutes), I’ll reward you with a choice of a free book (we’ll mail them out right after MAX). You can choose from a wide range of books, so it might be worth your time.

I’m in the “Talk to Me” t-shirt (light blue), and have a MacBook and some pink flyers in front of me. I’m on one of the benches against the wall across from AIR park, go to the top of the escalators to Level 3 and look to your left.

MAX 2007 Sneak Peeks – Comprehensive notes

A lot of notes were taken at the MAX 2007 Sneak Peeks (and MAX Awards, and Ignite Awards) – you can read them here:

Web and Video blog – Sneak Peeks

Liveblogs of Day 1 and Day 2 general session keynotes at MAX 2007

I have finished Liveblogging the Day 1 and Day 2 general session keynotes at MAX 2007. You can find a disgusting number of notes on both of the keynotes over at my Web and Video blog here:

Day 1:

Day 2:



Do you like getting free books? You’re at MAX 2007? Find me Wed morning.

I’m giving away free books to people who bear talking to me for a short period of time (maybe 10 -15 minutes). Good books too – new stuff from Peachpit and O’Reilly. I’ll be around the conference tomorrow, but I’ll be attending a number of sessions so I might be harder to find. However, I will spend a good deal of time Wednesday morning looking for people who will talk to me, so I can give them a free book for their efforts. I will be in or near AIR park, and I will probably have a pink flyer and possibly a MacBook around me somewhere. I will also be wearing the t-shirt as detailed here:

Find me, talk a bit about the community and your experiences, and get yourself a free book.

Free (good, recent) books in exchange for a short chat – find me at MAX 2007 right now outside AIR park

If you don’t mind talking to me in exchange for a free book (good recent O’Reilly and Peachpit titles available on a range of products/topics), come find me right now outside of AIR park at MAX 2007. I’m on one of the benches against the wall, across the way from AIR park. After you get off the escalators, look to your left for the girl in the “talk to me” tshirt, MacBook, and the pink flyer.

Total longshot, I know – but if you read this and are interested, you can find me here until 1pm. Answer some short questions and score a book.

Liveblogging MAX 2007 Day 1 General Session (keynote) at Webvideoblogger

I will be liveblogging the Day 1 General Session keynote on my other blog, WebVideoBlogger.

Start watching/refreshing over at: MAX 2007 – General Session Day 1

Starting at 9:30am, Chicago time (in another 20 minutes or so).

I’m liveblogging from the employee overflow room (we’re not allowed into the real deal)… so we’ll see how it goes.