Adobe Creative Week Videos

November 8th, 2012 by Adrian

Did you miss Adobe Creative Week earlier in the year? If so, all the videos are available to watch online. Check out the list below …

Creative Week – Daily Debates

Creative Week – Evangelist Demos

Creative Week – Show and Tell

Creative Week – How Tos


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Laptop Refresh

October 29th, 2012 by Adrian

Today is a sad (but refreshing) day. Last night I decided to give my MacBook laptop a freshen up. It was getting a bit slow and I only had about 150MB left on the hard drive. So I decided to reformat the hard drive and reinstall OSX, CS6 and my other apps (Chrome, WebStorm, Coda etc). Whilst these were installing I also started to pick at the stickers that I have had on my laptop since 2008. A lot of these stickers have memories attached to them: enjoyable conferences, people I’ve met, inspirational speaker sessions, technologies invested in.

Obviously, once I had started there was no going back. So, with a rag, a bottle of white spirit, some short finger nails and three hours later, I present to you, my refreshed MacBook …

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Adobe Edge Web Fonts – Preview

October 3rd, 2012 by Adrian

Sample of the acme font

I have put together a webpage that previews all the (currently available) Adobe Edge Web Fonts.

You can view ALL the fonts here.

Note: The JavaScript may take a few seconds to load.

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Back from MAX Event in London, Paris and Berlin

September 27th, 2011 by Adrian

Join Adobe for a day of news, views and product deep dives fresh from MAX in LA. If you couldn’t make it to Los Angeles then this is your chance to be the first in Europe to see all the latest product demos around Flash, Flex, AIR, Stage 3D and more. Meet the evangelists, ask your question and get ready to have some fun.

Paris 27 October 2011
Don’t miss Back From Max Paris on October 27th 2011. Come and discover the latest news from Adobe MAX around multiplatform development for iOS, Android, PlayBook and others. Listen to our Evangelism team talks on Flash, Flex, HTML5, AIR, Multiplattform Apps, -Gaming and -Video!

Berlin 28 October 2011
Adobe Tech Summit 2011 Berlin will give you more than 16 hours of free power seminars and workshops on HTML5, Flash, Flex, AIR, Multiplattform Apps, -Gaming and -Video! You’ll come away from this day inspired and informed with all the news fresh from Adobe MAX.

London 02 November 2011
Join us for a half day at London’s Barbican Centre where you’ll get all the news from Adobe MAX in our keynote followed by two technical tracks. One track will have a more enterprise focus with sessions onFlex, AIR and mobile. Whilst the second will focus on gaming and flash technologies.

The agenda for each event can be viewed on their respective pages. Just click on the links above to find out more and register.

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Adobe MAX 2011 Keynote Webcast

September 27th, 2011 by Adrian

Adobe MAX 2011 starts next week (October 1st – 5th) in Los Angeles. If you are not going, don’t dispair, you can watch the keynotes online. Just make sure you register online beforehand. Do it now!

Day 1 – Creativity unleashed
Date: Monday, October 3, 2011
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm London time)
Duration: 120 minutes
Description: Join Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch and guests to learn how Adobe is transforming the creative process across mobile devices, personal computers, and the cloud.

Day 2 – Creating the very best user experiences
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Time: 10 am – 11:30 am (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm London time)
Duration: 90 minutes
Description: Join us as we explore the best solutions for delivering highly expressive and usable experiences, both in the browser and as apps. We’ll look at a variety of technologies and products, highlighting current opportunities, and peering into the not-so-distant future.

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Adobe Wave Discontinued

March 4th, 2011 by Adrian

Adobe Wave Discontinued

This morning I received an email from Adobe saying that Adobe Wave is to be discontinued. It read as follows …

“Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 14:05:07 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Adobe Wave Discontinuation

Thank you for your participation in the Adobe Wave beta program on Adobe Labs. Adobe Labs provides us with an environment to release exciting, innovative technology to our community and gather feedback. Sometimes these technologies turn into shipping products and other times they provide valuable learning that is applied across our portfolio of products. We have decided not to continue development of Adobe Wave. As it is an online service, it will cease to function once the Adobe Wave servers are shut down, which will happen on April 15, 2011. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to use this time to find an alternative solution for your needs. Thank you again for your use of Adobe Labs and we look forward to your participation in future beta programs.

Adobe Wave Team”

Adobe Wave was a desktop alert and notification application/system, that allowed users to send messages out to subscribers (hmmm, sounds a bit like Twitter doesn’t it?). I signed up to the program in August 2009 and then never used it. I think discontinuing this product is a good thing, it couldn’t compete with Twitter and Adobe are better off focusing their energies elsewhere.

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My Flash On The Beach Schedule

September 26th, 2010 by Adrian

Flash On The Beach 2010

Well, it’s that time of the year again where the great Flashers from all around The World decend on Brighton, England. That’s right folks, Flash On The Beach is upon us once again. I’m really looking forward to it again this year (no different to any previous year really). Looking forward to coming away feeling enthused, inspired, educated and though provoked.

John Davey (the conference organiser) has only gone and made choosing what to see even harder this year by including a fourth track. Thanks John ;¬) Like it wasn’t hard enough trying to pick what to see (and what to miss).

At this moment in time, I have penciled in the following schedule …

Day 1: Monday 27th September 2010

Day 2: Tuesday 28th September 2010

Day 3: Wednesday 29th September 2010

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Adobe AIR Runtime Version Checker

December 11th, 2009 by Adrian

Version Checker

Have you ever wondered what version of the Adobe AIR Runtime you have installed on your computer? Well, if you have then you’ve probably found it difficult to find out. Luckily Jason Madsen has built a simple AIR App that will tell you. It does what it says on the tin. Very handy!

BTW, if you want to know what version of the Flash Player you have installed in your browser just visit to find out. Thanks Aral.

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Launched: Open Source Media Framework Blog

August 7th, 2009 by Adrian

Open Source Media Framework Blog

A blog focussing on the Open Source Media Framework has just been launched. Product Manager Sumner Paine has posted a couple of blog posts. I’d recommend adding their RSS feed to your aggregator of choice.

Find out more …

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Mike Downey to Join Microsoft Silverlight Team

August 6th, 2009 by Adrian

Mike Downey and microsoft Silverlight

Last week Mike Downey announced that he has taken a new job with the Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism team for Silverlight. Those of you that have been in the Flash world for a while will know that Mike was Flash’s senior product manager for a number of years. He has always been a great advocate of Flash, Interactive Media and RIAs. His departure from Adobe at the end of 2008 came as something of a shock and I was sure that we hadn’t seen the last of him. I think Microsoft have made a shrewd move employing the talents of Mike and I wish him well with his new position. The competition from Silverlight can only be a good thing for the Flash Platform and the RIA industry as a whole.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Colin Moock talks to Jim Corbett (Flash Player Engineer)

July 18th, 2008 by Adrian

Jim Corbett

This morning I finally got around to watching an interview Colin Moock did with Jim Corbett back at Flash In The Can 2008 in Toronto. Jim is one of the software engineers working at Adobe on the Flash Player. The interview is 50 minutes long and has some interesting insights in to the Flash Player, the history and culture of the team behind it and they discuss current and possible future directions the Flash Player will take.

Watch the video here.

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Adobe Flex 3 and AIR Released

February 25th, 2008 by Adrian

Adobe Flex 3 and AIR

Today Adobe officially released Flex 3 and AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) for the desktop. I won’t say too much about them here, as there is already plenty of info out there in the blogosphere. If you want to find out more, follow the links provided.

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AdobeAir Website

February 19th, 2008 by Adrian

MasterCool By AdobeAir

I just did a quick Google search for “adobe air” and the sixth result was this website ( for air conditioning units. I did a quick Whois Lookup on the domain and it looks like they are genuine and have had that domain name registered since 1999. Just a coincidence?

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15 Things to look in to during 2008

January 31st, 2008 by Adrian

Here is a list of things I want to look in to during 2008. If there is anything you think I should check out but have missed off this list then let me know.

  1. Papervision3D
  2. Tweener
  3. TweenLite
  4. Go (Go ActionScript Animation Platform)
  5. KitchenSync
  6. Xray (The AdminTool)
  7. AS3 Bulk Loader Library
  8. SWX: SWF Data Format
  9. Adobe Flex 2 & 3
  10. Adobe AIR
  11. Eclipse and FDT 3.0
  12. Cairngorm
  13. PureMVC
  14. ActionScript 3.0
  15. SWFAddress

Not necessarily in that order. Wish me luck!

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O’Reilly’s InsideRIA launched

January 29th, 2008 by Adrian


Last week O’Reilly launched the InsideRIA website, a portal/blog for Rich Internet Application developers around the world. It looks like it is going to be a great resource and it currently has articles written by respected people such as Colin Moock, Rich TretolaTony Hillerson, David Tucker, Tony MacDonellAndrew TriceAndre Charland, Jonathan Snook and Raymond Camden.

The also have an InsideRIA Atom feed (which I have added to my Google homepage).

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Adobe on AIR Bus Tour is heading to Europe

January 28th, 2008 by Adrian

on AIR

The Adobe on AIR Bus Tour is coming to Europe (minus the bus) this summer. At the time of writing the details (locations and dates) are still being finalised. Keep up-to-date by checking the Bus Tour Weblog and the on AIR Weblog. You can also follow the tour via video, Twitter and Flickr.

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Adobe Developer Connection

January 23rd, 2008 by Adrian

Adobe Developer Connection logo

Here is a link to the Adobe Developer Connection website. It always worth checking here regularly to see what new information there is. There is a lot of content on there. Personally, I quite like the new(-ish) design.

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