2014 Flash And AIR 15 Beta Updated
Updated beta versions of Flash Player 15 and AIR 15 are now available for download on Adobe Labs. Changes include Stage3D Standard profile support for iOS and Android (this was introduced in v14 for desktop only), improved Windows 8 support, AIR Gamepad enhancements, hardware video decoding in Chrome (PPAPI) on Windows, and automatic software fall back with StageVideo. More details can be found in the release notes.
2014 Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Host Adobe MAX Sneaks
Adobe MAX is just over a month away. This year I'll once again have the privilege of hosting MAX Sneaks, and my celebrity co-host will be the very talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt (A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Inception, Looper, ...). Not that you needed another reason to attend MAX, but, yeah, now you do indeed have one more reason to attend.
2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 Finalists Announced
Last week I mentioned the fun I had reviewing submissions for this year's Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Well, the finalists have been announced, and winners will be announced at a screening and reception at Adobe MAX on October 5, 2014.
2014 Adobe Muse Updated
Adobe Muse had a major update in June, and the team has just announced that the product has been updated yet again to include support for self-hosted web fonts, CAPTCHA form protection, right-to-left languages (Hebrew and Arabic), and more. Creative Cloud users should see the update in the Creative Cloud app, and when you do update, you'll also find updated content within the product.
2014 Fun Reviewing Awards Submissions
Today I got to spend a few hours reviewing student submissions for our 2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. In addition to hanging out with some really talented judges, the real treat was seeing some of the absolutely amazing creative submissions. We'll announce winners at MAX in October, but until then I consider myself truly fortunate to have had the chance to review student work that could rival anything created by professionals and studios. Wow!
2014 Using Flash Pro To Generate HTML5
Designer and Developer Dave Gámez has posted an excellent overview of how to use Flash Pro CC to produce HTML5 content. This one is well worth the read.
2014 Flash And AIR 15 Now In Beta
2014 Brackets .42 Released
2014 Last Day For MAX Early Bird Pricing
2014 The New Edge Animate Actions Panel
Edge Animate CC 2014 (version 4) features a new Actions Panel which offers a new streamlined workflow for visually adding actions to specific elements and on the timeline. Actions allow you to provide event-based instructions to your composition. As explained in this blog post, these instructions include playing an animation, creating a hyperlink, creating article links in a DPS magazine, changing text, and many more.