Fall 2014 Semester Reflections

The Fall, 2014 semester is officially over. Happy Holidays to all who are reading this post. I thought it would be appropriate to dedicate this weblog post to my reflections on the semester which just ended. It has been an intense semester. We are also going to be making some changes to the way we teach classes in the CMWEB curriculum (that will be the subject of a weblog post in a week or two). First, I want to emphasize a few thoughts:

  • never stop learning and challenging yourself
  • always do more than is expected of you
  • continue to take responsibility for your education and career
  • network with your peers

Ok, let’s focus a bit more on each of the above ideas. Read more »

PhoneGap Build

I have made a number of weblog posts on PhoneGap, PhoneGap Build and Dreamweaver in the past (just use the search box on this page and look for PhoneGap to see those entries). However, there have been a number of changes to the default templates with the release of Dreamweaver CC 2014. I have received several comments recently asking for updates as to how to build mobile apps using the latest version of Dreamweaver and PhoneGap Build. Therefore, I thought I would provide this overview. Read more »

Pebble first look

I recently purchased a Pebble. This is my first entry into wearable technology (excluding smartphones of course). The market for these devices seems to be maturing more each day. The price was right ($99 US). As I also mentioned at our November Web Professionals and Adobe User Group meeting, a student and I will be working at developing an app for this device. I thought I would start with an overview of my experience with the watch (after a few days). If you are reading this and have more experience with Pebble technology, please post your comments (obviously, I am learning as I go with this new one).

The first thing I like about the watch is the battery life. It is phenomenal. I obtained the watch in the mail on Thursday morning. I immediately charged it up (which took several hours as it arrived completely uncharged). It is now the following Wednesday as I write this post and the battery life is at 30% after that single charge (and experimenting with it more than usual). I am lucky if I can make it the entire day without having to recharge my iPhone. The eInk interface seems to use only a very small amount of power. Read more »

Adobe Premiere Clip

As we approach the holidays, I thought it might be appropriate to cover one of the relatively new Adobe apps – Adobe Clip (aka Adobe Premiere Clip). This was released along with a host of other apps on October 6, 2014. I previously covered these briefly in a weblog post. One of the nice features in Premiere Clip is the ability to trim existing video (shot on either your iPhone or iPad). You can also stitch the video together, include transitions (such as cross fades) and either publish your work directly or import it into Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing. Let’s examine this app in more detail. Read more »

Tornado – 1 year later

I find it very hard to believe it has been on year since the EF 5 tornado passed through Washington, Illinois. I put together some notes using the Luca Project. I find this a most interesting tool. The link above points to my original post on this project.

I hope you enjoy reading this note [What a year]. Certainly, our family has a lot to be thankful for as the holidays approach. I tagged this under technology (among others) as I am amazed at what one can do with tools on the iPad these days.

As always, I look forward to your comments. I do hope you are having a great start to the holiday season this year.

Teaching a MOOC – results

Now that the web design MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is concluded, I wanted to share some final thoughts. I also thought it would be appropriate to indicate overall success rates. Read more »

Teaching a MOOC – technologies used

In my last weblog post, I focused on an overview of the Adobe Web Design MOOC which I recently taught. In this post, I thought I would focus on the technologies employed. One insight which came through loud and clear is that one must be highly fluent with a number of technologies. Obviously, this includes the technology being taught. However, there are many other supporting technologies which one must also be very competent with. I can not stress this enough – you must be able to anticipate any issues which may arise and have alternate approaches ready. One must also have a very robust and reliable network. Sadly, I was unable to run any of these sessions at school because of this last fact. I wish some of my current students could have seen what was involved in the development and presentation of course materials. Let’s focus on some of the technologies employed. Read more »

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