Author Archive: jdehaan

Liveblog of General Session Day 1 notes at Flashthusiast

Hey everyone — My notes from the day 1 general session at MAX 2008 are over at my main/regular Flash blog Flashthusiast. You can find them here: http://flashthusiast.com/2008/11/17/liveblogging-max-2008-day-1-general-session-keynote-click-refresh/. If you’re into general sessions and excessive barely legible writing.

New blog on using Flash, and AIR as it pertains to Flash CS3

A quick public service announcement that I have started up a new blog at a new domain (Flashthusiast.com). I’ll be blogging about Flash authoring tool there (now that I re-joined the Flash team… by the way), instead of here.

Also, I just blogged about the AIR update as it pertains to Flash CS3 (mostly – where can you get that update??)

Site of the Week: Waterlollies on Biteycastle!

Adam Phillips of Biteycastle.com has finished creating yet another amazing animation. His description of it is as follows:

Bitey’s short-sighted arrogance lands him in a world of hurt and the fastest creature in the world is brought to a slow, painful crawl.

It’s really an inspiring piece of animation – the effects, “camera” work, and characters are simply amazing. I heartily recommend watching it.

Click the Waterlollies link on this page:
http://www.biteycastle.com/content/animation_brk.php

Or check it out directly here:
http://www.biteycastle.com/waterlollies.html

Enjoy!

New tutorials on Fireworks, Photoshop, and Acrobat

We recently added new content to Adobe Design Center. The new content from our most recent refresh is as follows.

New Dialog Box:
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/dialogbox/

Adobe Magazine for Creative Professionals
(September issue)
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/dialogbox/adobemag3.html

New tutorials:
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/tutorials/

Typographic design with Photoshop
Adobe
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/photoshop/articles/phscs3_cibchpt8.html

Create a sitemap icon using reusable rich symbols
Alan Musselman
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/fireworks/articles/frwcs3it_sitemapsymbol.html

PDF/X Files and Adobe Creative Suite 3
Adobe white paper
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/acrobat/articles/acr8ap_pdfx.html

Adobe on Del.icio.us
We regularly add new bookmarks to our del.icio.us site, and accept links from the community.

Currently we have 1076 links, and 2062 “fans” in our network.

You can check out our links at http://del.icio.us/adobe.
You can learn how to send us links here: http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/del.icio.us/

Design Center editor blogs
We are blogging about tutorials from the community that we find online, and hoping to receive comments from the community about their own tutorials. If you have written something and feel it’s a good fit for the Design Center, let us know! You can find our blogs here:

Luanne Seymour’s blog:
http://luanneseymour.wordpress.com/

Jen deHaan’s blog:
http://www.webvideoblogger.com/

More information about the blogs:
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/dialogbox/communityblogs.html

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:
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/gallery

Ben Thomas, www.cityshrinker.com
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/gallery/swf/index.html#u_sContent=benthomas

Bran Dougherty-Johnson, www.growdesignwork.com
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/gallery/swf/index.html#u_sContent=dougherty

New Think Tank:
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/thinktank/

Graduate education: Preparing designers for jobs that don’t exist (yet)
Anne Burdick
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/thinktank/burdick.html

New tutorials:
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/tutorials/

Creating calligraphic brushes in Illustrator
David Karlins, Bruce K. Hopkins
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/illustrator/articles/illcs3at_calligbrush.html

Create an animated DVD menu transition using Encore and After Effects
Bob Donlon
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/aftereffects/articles/aftcs3it_dvdmenus.html

Redacting text and images in a PDF file
Donna Baker
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/acrobat/articles/acr8at_redact.html

Adding cool frame borders to your photos
Scott Kelby
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/lightroom/articles/lir1at_borders.html

Creating crystals with Fireworks
Thierry Lorey
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/fireworks/articles/frwcs3at_crystals.html

Adobe on Del.icio.us
We regularly add new bookmarks to our del.icio.us site, and can accept links from the community.

Currently we have 1062 links, and 2033 “fans” in our network.

You can check out our links at http://del.icio.us/adobe.
You can learn how to send us links here: http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/del.icio.us/

Design Center editor blogs – send us your content links
We are blogging about tutorials from the community that we find online. You can also send us links to your own tutorials, if they’re a good fit with the Design Center, we’ll contact you. You can find our blogs here:

Luanne Seymour’s blog:
http://luanneseymour.wordpress.com/

Jen deHaan’s blog:
http://www.webvideoblogger.com/

More information about the blogs:
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/dialogbox/communityblogs.html

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.

http://bravia.sony.eu/bravia.html

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:
http://www.webvideoblogger.com/2007/10/01/liveblogging-max-2007-day-1-general-session-keynote-keep-refreshing-this-page/

Day 2:
http://www.webvideoblogger.com/2007/10/02/liveblogging-max-2007-day-2-general-session-keynote/

Enjoy.

Ouch.

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:

http://www.webvideoblogger.com/2007/09/28/find-me-at-max-2007-answer-some-questions-well-send-you-a-free-book/

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