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:


WebVideoBlogger.com 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.

New Developer Center – “Adobe Developer Connection” now live

Check out the new version of the Developer Center, now called “Adobe Developer Connection” -

http://developer.adobe.com

I think the site looks great – a completely new look (wider! more content!), easy to navigate, lots of new great content. In the words of those who put it together, “the [Developer Connection] will serve as a portal for professionals who code web, desktop and mobile applications, interactive experiences as well as use our SDKs. It includes technical articles, samples, code, as well as a way for developers to connect with each other.”

For the full details of what you can find on the site, how you can send feedback, and how to interact with other developers, go here:

www.adobe.com/go/adc-intro

Enjoy!

Find me at MAX 2007, answer some questions, we’ll send you a free book

That’s right – you’ll have to talk to me, but the payoff is a book on a product (you’ll get to choose from a selection of stuff). There are books on everything from Acrobat to After Effects to Photoshop to Soundbooth. So it’s not all that bad!

Our team is looking for your input on how you use community-based sites out there (software related, or not). What do you like about the sites? What kind of features do you use on a community-based site, or not use? How do you like to learn about products, and interact with other parts of the Adobe community? That kind of stuff, and more.

If you talk to us, even for only a little while, we’ll send you a book.

I’ll be easy to find in a moderately-tacky and bright t-shirt, which I will picture below. My co-worker Diana will be wearing shirts of the same design, and doing the same thing as I’ll be doing (but much better, as she’s a talented researcher and I’m not).

If you want, ping me here using your email (won’t appear on the blog, but I’ll see it) and I’ll shoot you an response and we can figure out a good time to meet. I’ll also blog my whereabouts once I get situated at MAX and figure out my schedule a bit more.

Diana and I will be wearing one of these t-shirts (or one in green):

So… find me (below) in Chicago!

New tutorials and articles on After Effects, Lightroom, Acrobat and InDesign

Hello Design Center enthusiasts:

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

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

Big games: Playing in the streets
by Greg Trefry
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/thinktank/trefry.html

New tutorials:

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

Working with Vanishing Point in Photoshop and After Effects
by Ko Maruyama
http://www.adobe.com/go/vid0286

Using Vanishing Point to map a 3D environment
by Ko Maruyama
http://www.adobe.com/go/vid0287

Drawing a multistate button with Acrobat
by Donna Baker
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/acrobat/articles/acr8at_multistate.html

Migrating from QuarkXPress to InDesign
by David Blatner
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/indesign/articles/indcs3at_quarkmigration.html

Basic photo correction with Photoshop Lightroom
by George Jardine
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/lightroom/articles/lir1am_basiccorrect.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 1037 links, and 2001 “fans” (people who have added us to their network, and watch our new bookmarks).
We receive several links from the community every day.

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.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

See you in a couple weeks!

If you’re going to MAX, watch this blog for information about talking to us and getting a free book in return!! (that’s right, free stuff for talking to me…) Like previous years, I’ll also liveblog (in great detail) the keynotes, sneak peaks, and sessions I attend.

New Dreamweaver, Lightroom and After Effects – and a new gallery from Adam Woodhouse!

We recently added new tutorials and articles to Adobe Design Center. We refresh content on the Design Center twice each month. The new content from our most recent refresh is as follows.

New articles and tutorials:

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


Adam Woodhouse Gallery

Adam’s site

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

Correct an image using the Develop Module in Lightroom
by George Jardine

Find your best photos easily using Compare mode and the Quick Develop panel in Lightroom
by George Jardine

Create animated characters from still images with After Effects
Bob Donlon

Creating a master-detail page relationship in Dreamweaver (Video tutorial)
by Matthew Pizzi

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

Currently we have 1020 links, and 1969 “fans” (people who have added us to their network, and watch our new bookmarks). We receive several links from the community every day.

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.

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

Adobe’s Del.icio.us account surpasses 1000 links!

Just a quick note that our Adobe account on del.icio.us has just surpassed 1000 links. My co-editor on the Design Center Luanne Seymour and I add links to the account that we created earlier this year. We watch the web for good instructional content created by the Adobe community (such as tutorials, articles, pertinent/useful news, inspirational stuff and so on), and tag it. We also accept links from the community, and get a number of them every day.

And we now have over 1000 pieces of great instructional content compiled and organized for your use. You can use the “bundles” on the del.icio.us page to look for content on the products you use – each tag will give you an idea about the topics the links are on.

As always, if you have something you’d like us to look at, send it to us using the for:adobe tag. For more information on using del.icio.us and sending links, see this article.

New tutorials on Flash, Lightroom, photography — and Design Center editors have blogs!

We recently added new content to Adobe Design Center. We refresh content on the Design Center twice each month. The new content from our most recent refresh is as follows.
 
New Dialog Box:

Design Center editor community blogs
by Jen deHaan

Rendering the print: The art of photography
by Karl Lang

New Gallery:

The Barbarian Group
artist site: http://www.barbariangroup.com/v3/

Design center Barbarian Group gallery

New Think Tank:

The last stage is acceptance: Robots and design
by: David Womack

New tutorials:

Using Flash for the first time – Part 3: Publishing and adding a Flash file to a web page
by: Jen deHaan

Top 10 Photoshop Lightroom shortcuts
by: Matt Kloskowski

Color workflows for Adobe Creative Suite 3
by: Adobe

Adobe PDF in creative workflows
by: Adobe

New!  Design Center editor blogs
We are blogging about tutorials from the community that we find online. 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

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 992 links, and 1941 “fans” (people who have added us to their network, and watch our new bookmarks).

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/

New tutorials and white papers on Design Center: Flash, Illustrator, After Effects, Acrobat

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

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

The Art & Science of CSS: Create inspirational standards-based web design
by: Cameron Adams, Jina Bolton, David Johnson, Steve Smith, Jonathan Snook

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

Using Flash for the first time – Part 2: Adding symbols, animation, and ActionScript
by: Jen deHaan

Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator
by: Mordy Golding

Create CD or DVD labels easily using Photoshop and ready-to-print PDF templates
by: Pariah S. Burke

Create a fireworks effect using After Effects
by: Bob Donlon

New white papers:

Color management workflow in After Effects
by: Adobe


Color Workflows for Adobe® Creative Suite® 3

by: Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge)

Adobe PDF in Creative Workflows
by: Adobe

PDF/X files in Adobe Creative Suite
by: Adobe

A designer’s guide to transparency for print output
by: Adobe


Transparency in Adobe applications: A print production guide

by: Adobe

Adobe InDesign CS3 conversion guide: A hands-on resource for switching from Quark to InDesign CS3
by: Adobe

Adobe InDesign CS3 and XML: A technical reference
by: Adobe

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 974 links, and 1902 “fans” (people who have added us to their network, and watch our new bookmarks).
We receive several links from the community every day.

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/

Thanks and see ya in a couple weeks!

New articles on Flash, After Effects, Acrobat – and a new gallery from Firstborn!

We recently added new content to Adobe Design Center. We refresh content on the Design Center twice a month. The new content from our most recent refresh is as follows.

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

An interview with Aaron Simpson
R Blank

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


Seeing green: Designing for conservation

Peter Hall

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

Firstborn
Firstborn gallery

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

Exporting images from a PDF file
Brian Wood

Using Flash for the first time – Part 1: Building a banner
Jen deHaan


Creating a 3D button animation for Flash

Tom Green, Tiago Dias

Creating and modifying titles in Adobe Premiere Pro
Jeff Schell

Migrating from GoLive to Dreamweaver
Garrick Chow

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

Currently we have 929 links, and 1875 “fans” (people who have added us to their network, and watch our new bookmarks).

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/

Thanks!