I am taking a class from Adobe this summer/ fall and I was inspired by a recent exercise dealing with “little planets.” Ok, I didn’t even know this capability existed (which is why I am enjoying the class so much). Based on this exercise, I wanted to duplicate the effects and share with others reading this post. Read more »
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As the fall, 2013 semester begins, I thought it appropriate to reflect on what happened during the summer. As was the case last year, this was an incredibly busy time for me. Not only did I provide a number of “train the trainer” sessions throughout the country, I helped run the national web design contest and was privileged to be a part of the Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute. All told, I calculated that I traveled over 10,000 miles (mostly by air) and touched the lives of over 20,000 students. Combined with my estimate of 30,000 from the summer of 2012, I am humbled by the opportunities I have been afforded to share and learn. Yes, that would be 50,000 students affected. Read more »
A few years ago, I did a weblog post on PhoneGap. I participated in a Tech Live event in late July where Paul Trani reviewed many of the new features in Dreamweaver CC (and discussed building mobile apps). Paul inspired me to put together these notes for students who may want to build relatively simple mobile apps (in my CMWEB 280 class, for example). I thought it might help to see what has changed in the 3 years since my initial post. Make certain you have a Creative Cloud account and Dreamweaver CC installed on a local computer if you are trying to follow along. Many of these features may not work in prior versions (like DW CS6). Read more »
Some time ago, I provided an overview of Twitter Bootstrap. While working on a joint presentation at the Adobe Summer Institute with Sheri German, she reminded me of the Dreamweaver extension for Bootstrap. I thought it might be appropriate to include a quick overview of this extension. It is presently available (for free) from DMXZone. Note that you will need to create an account in order to download this extension. You download either the ZXP extension (for Dreamweaver CC) of the MXP extension (for Dreamweaver CS6). This works on both Windows and Macs (I have tested it on both). Read more »
I am giving a webinar on April 9 covering the fundamentals of Adobe MUSE for educators and needed to prepare some slides and demonstration materials. In reviewing my weblog entries, I realized that I have not included a post on this tool. I thought it might be helpful to provide some discussion as I built a website using MUSE for this webinar. All together, it took me roughly a day (8 hours) to develop the website. Full disclosure, the majority of time was spent locating suitable images (yes, I take snapshots, not photographs). The next largest chunk of time was spent deciding what to write in the way of text (and subsequent edits). The least amount of tie was spent actually developing the site. This is why I think MUSE is a tool that can be used by many with limited knowledge of HTML or CSS. The resulting sites validate as HTML5 and one can take advantage of a number of jQuery effects with the use of widgets available in MUSE. Let’s review the process.
Adobe released their Photoshop Touch app for both iPhone and Android phones on Feb. 27, 2013. Since I already have the tablet version (and created a cheatsheet for its use), I wanted to briefly review this new version for phones. Given that most of us have a smartphone readily available, it makes sense that a version of this image editing software be available. I have tested this on both my iPhone 4S as well as a Samsung Galaxy Note III. While the interface is similar to that found in the tablet version, there are minor differences (due to the limited screen real estate available on most smartphones). Read more »