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Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Adobe Announces HTML5/CSS3/SVG Pack for Illustrator

Category: Adobe, CSS, SVG

Exciting news from Adobe; they’ve announced a new HTML5 Pack on Adobe Labs with support for HTML5, CSS3, and SVG: Adobe is pleased to announce the availability of the Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 HTML5 Pack. This add-on for Illustrator CS5 15.0.1 provides initial support for HTML5 and CSS3, extends SVG capability in Illustrator CS5, and helps Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:15 am
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4.5 rating from 8 votes

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Adobe Releases Web Fonts

Category: Adobe, CSS, Font

Last week Adobe announced they are jumping into the Web Fonts game in a partnership with Typekit: For this debut of Adobe Web Fonts, I think we’ve made some great choices. Everyone knows Myriad and Minion — pervasive workhorse sans serif and serif typefaces, respectively, which will prove to be as useful on the web as they have Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am
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1.5 rating from 4 votes

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

HTML5 tools from Adobe; HTML5 pack available and a future sneak peak

Category: Adobe, Tools

Our reptilian brains often like to lump an entity in one bucket. We see a lot of folks asking “Is Adobe friend or foe to the Open Web?” Of course, life is much more about nuance. Adobe has a large investment in Flash, but they are also a tools company. Adobe has mentioned HTML5 tooling Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:00 am
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2 rating from 2 votes

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

OpenAjax Metadata 1.0 and the Adobe Dreamweaver Widget Browser

Category: Adobe, Widgets

Widgets. Metadata. Tools. There were a couple of announcements around this recently. Part One: OpenAjax Metadata Jon Ferraiolo of IBM has worked hard with the OpenAjax companies to produce the OpenAjax Metaedata format. Here is Jon talking about the work: OpenAjax Metadata (OAM) defines a set of industry-standard metadata for Ajax widgets and Ajax APIs Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am
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3 rating from 3 votes

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Move on Objective-C, CS5 to generate Canvas and JS

Category: Adobe, Canvas

We have been reminded of MAX showing Flash CS5 generating basic HTML5 code (Canvas/JS). That’s right. Adobe is a tools company. Although it helps to own the platform (hence keeping Flash alive and wanting it to win) as the competition to build the best tools is a given, that doesn’t mean that they can’t compete Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:20 am
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4.2 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Chrome Embeds Flash!

Category: Adobe, Flash, Google, Mozilla

For some time now, Adobe has been working with platform vendors to include the Flash plug-in pre-loaded. We’ve seen this ages ago in Windows, and more recently with Adobe’s efforts in the Open Screen Project. Now, there’s news of something a little bit different. In our second Google-y post of the week, there’s the news Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:00 am
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3.1 rating from 45 votes

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Adobe, HTML5, and the confusion of standards groups

Category: Adobe

Sometimes the W3C standards body feels like a tycoons backroom. For such a public and important standard to live in a world of secrecy is plain wrong. Now and then we get sniffs of information but can’t put together the puzzle and thus are left with rumour and speculation. For example, we have this conversation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:15 pm
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3.4 rating from 44 votes

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Adobe BrowserLab Update: More browsers, more features

Category: Adobe, Browsers

Adobe BrowserLab (formerly Meer Meer) has been updated today with new browsers and features: New Browser Support: Adding Internet Explorer 8, Chrome 3.0, Safari 4 and Firefox 3.5 to the current list of supported browsers; Rulers and Guides: Providing users more precision with rulers on the X and Y axes, as well as movable guides; Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am
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3.1 rating from 19 votes

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Adobe AIR 2 Gets an Updated Engine and Memory Profiling

Category: Adobe

Adobe AIR continues to win developers over with it’s ease of leveraging standard web technologies to build cool desktop apps. But it’s not without it’s drawbacks, especially in terms of memory consumption and debugging. Thankfully, Adobe listened and included better CPU and memory profiling in the latest version of the SDK, Adobe AIR 2. One Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:30 am
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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Adobe BrowserLab: The Meer Meer rises

Category: Adobe, Browsers, Debugging

We were excited to see the sneak preview of what was called Meer Meer, at the last Adobe MAX. Today Adobe has released a preview of the newly branded Adobe BrowserLab: BrowserLab provides web designers exact renderings of their web pages in multiple browsers and operating systems, on demand. BrowserLab is a powerful solution for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:46 pm
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4.1 rating from 35 votes

Friday, March 27th, 2009

How Can We Have More Ajax Experience Videos?

Category: Adobe, Opera, Performance, The Ajax Experience, Video

Fresh from our hidden cache, we bring you: Ajax 2.0 with Anne van Kesteren Ajax Testing Tool Review with Ted Husted Analyzing the Ajax Application Performance with Gaurav Seth Building Your First Adobe AIR Application with Kevin Hoyt

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am
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2.5 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Ext JS and Adobe AIR

Category: Adobe, Bespin, JavaScript, Sencha

As we’ve been exploring ways to take Bespin to the desktop, we’ve looked closely at some of the single-site browser technologies and their individual APIs to work out which platform we favor. As we went through this exercise, Adobe AIR really impressed us with the richness of its JavaScript APIs which wrap native APIs (as Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:00 am
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4.4 rating from 57 votes

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Adobe AIR v1.5 Shows Linux the Love

Category: Adobe

Adobe has been bashed pretty hard in the past for their lack of Linux support in both Flash and AIR (deservedly so). It was a segment of the development and user market that really wanted to leverage Adobe technology but pretty much had their hands tied. It’s evident that Adobe is listening as they announced Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:35 pm
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4.2 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

ExtPlayer: Ext AIR classes get an update

Category: Adobe, Sencha

Aaron Conran has created a new set of AIR classes, as well as an example called ExtPlayer to show them off. Ext.air.MusicPlayer Ext 2.0.2 introduced an Ext.air.Sound class, which is useful for playing small sounds such as beep and chimes. In contrast, Ext.air.MusicPlayer is meant for long running sounds such as music and podcasts which Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:51 am
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4.3 rating from 78 votes

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Meer Meer: Cross browser testing all through your one browser!

Category: Adobe, Browsers, Testing

The most exciting part of Adobe MAX last week was a service that was announced by Paul Gubbay at the “Sneaks” session that shows cool tech that Adobe folk are working on. His (very early stage) service is called Meer Meer and it is genuinely useful. You can plugin a URL and the system will Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:32 am
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4.7 rating from 38 votes

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The Ajax side of AIR

Category: Adobe, Aptana

AIR 1.5 has been released at MAX this week. For the folks that like to write AIR apps that at least have some JavaScript, you will be happy to see that WebKit has been updated: The version of WebKit included in AIR has been updated to a newer version. The updated version includes Squirrelfish, a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am
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4.1 rating from 17 votes