Archive for September, 2007

MAX – Day Zero

It’s the first ‘pre-day’ of MAX, with all-day sessions underway as I type this backstage in the main hall for the Day 1 keynote preparation. This MAX is going to be AMAZING- aside from being sold out (Ben Forta has been getting scalping requests for tickets, no less!), the speaker and session lineup this year is truly an order of magnitude beyond what MAX 2006 presented- and that was a great show itself.

I’ll be giving two sessions of my own this year:

Responsible Web Design with Dreamweaver CS3

  • Monday, 10/1 – 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 10/3 – 9:30-10:30 am

This session is one I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while- talking specifically about web design best practices, how they can be leveraged within Dreamweaver, and generally speaking on elevating the craft of markup/CSS/JavaScript for designers. Even if you don’t use Dreamweaver, this should be an interesting session as it’s pulling together pretty much everything I’ve experienced frequenting web design and development conferences for the last year or so.

Building AIR Applications with Dreamweaver CS3

  • Monday, 10/1, 3:15 – 4:15 pm
  • Tuesday, 10/2, 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Although billed as an ‘intermediate’ session, this is really an overview of how AIR apps can be developed using Dreamweaver CS3. If you’re an intermediate HTML/JS developer/designer, this will get you started with understanding the AIR runtime, how it relates to your projects, and how to get rolling quickly. For in-depth technical dives on the AIR JS API, I’d recommend also checking out Kevin Hoyt’s session today, or one of the more general AIR/JavaScript sessions as well, just to round out the subject. An hour is a very compressed amount of time for this topic- but I’ll do my best to fit as much as I can into the hour :)

I’ll also be helping host the Dreamweaver ‘Meet The Team’ session, in which pretty much any topic is fair game. Show up and ask those questions you’ve been itching to ask! And of course, if you see me at the conference, in the hallways, in the hotel lobby- be sure to tap me on the shoulder and say hi.

Catch you on site!