May 16th, 2012 by Adrian
There have also been some other general improvements, changes and optimisations throughout the platform.
Great work Jack. If you use this library in your work why not help Jack to continue working on it by becoming a Club GreenSock member?
May 14th, 2012 by Adrian
On Friday Adobe released Edge (Preview 6) on Adobe Labs. This latest version includes the following updates:
- Built-in lessons: First-timers and newbies, rejoice! We have six new tutorials built right into Edge, to help new users get familiar with the basics.
- Coding: A new code panel gives you a complete view of the actions code in your project, and the code editor has a new full code mode.
- Publishing: Easily import your projects into Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite with InDesign CS6, or Apple iBooks author. We also have a new Static HTML Markup feature for SEO benefits, and Google Chrome Frame support for better fidelity on older browsers.
- Symbols: You can now copy/paste and import/export symbols from one project to another.
- Languages: Edge is now available in French, German, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish. Just go to the ‘Help’ menu to change it.
- Other cool stuff: The Preview in Browser function is now compatible with Adobe Shadow, auto-keyframe mode has been improved, editable time codes are back, and so much more to make Edge more efficient.
Download the latest version here.
Here are some useful links to help get you up-to-speed …
Adobe Edge Preview Microsite
Edge Team Blog
A version by version list of new features
Mark Anders on AdobeTV – Introducing Edge Preview 6
Mark Anders on AdobeTV – Getting Started with Adobe Edge
Adobe Edge on Labs
Adobe Edge Twitter Feed
Edge Preview Discussion Forum
Adobe Edge Runtime API
Joseph Labrecque’s Video Tutorials
October 24th, 2009 by Adrian
The GreenSock Tweening Platform (which includes TweenLite and TweenMax) has recently been updated to version 11. It is still available for AS2 and AS3 and claims to be faster and more capable. There is a huge list of improvements on the GreenSock website (it was great before, even better now) and it has now confirmed to me that it is the best ActionScript tweening engine out there. The website is full of loads of help, examples, documentation, tips, speed tests and faq. I’ve always found the interactive examples on the GreenSock website particularly useful.
Three great new additions to the platform are TweenNano, TimelineLite and TimelineMax. TweenNano is only 1.6k in size and designed to be used where filesize is at a premium (i.e. banner ads). TimelineLite and TimelineMax allow you to build and manage sequences of tweens.
There is a feature comparison on the site and a Getting Started Tweening guide which you may find handy.
Go and check it out, and start using it in your projects.
Great work Jack! Thanks.
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August 13th, 2009 by Adrian
I have just come across four great animations called Understanding Games. Each episode (1, 2, 3 and 4) looks at a different aspect of game design and is done in a simple, engaging and interactive way. I love the retro styling and the way the information is presented.
Whilst you are there (http://www.pixelate.de), check out the game called Mr Bounce.
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