Today, Adobe announced two new Adobe Flash Platform open source initiatives
for developers, media companies and publishers. The new efforts will help
content owners extend their online media efforts, as they look to create new
business opportunities and monetization strategies for publishing on the Web.
Specifically, the two technologies being released as open source include:
• Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), previously code-named
Strobe, which enables developers to quickly and easily build more robust,
feature-rich media players based on the Adobe Flash
• Text Layout Framework (TLF), which will help developers
bring sophisticated typography capabilities to Web
The press release about t... (more)
It may only be a point release but that doesn't mean that Electric Rain,
makers of the #1 3D modeling software tool for Flash animators hasn't come
out swinging. What you'll find with this new release is a tight focus on the
rendering options in Swift 3D.
Quick Run Down on Swift 3D
First I have to admit I'm partial to Electric Rain's Swift 3D. To me, it has
always been the small product that stood shoulder to shoulder with the likes
of Soft Image, Max and the other big 3D boys. Swift 3D isn't the only Flash
4D design product on the market. It's simple the one outselling its
There is no secret that I love my iPhone. I really do - I written several
articles about how cool it is. So why am I thinking of getting rid of it. The
Bit-O history here. I was one of the first few idiots who purchased iPhone
1.0 the same week it came out. Yes, I shelled out $600. I thought it was a
good deal as I was writing about the phone and could (in my head, not so much
my wife's) justify the cost. I also had to purchase the $85/mth plan from
AT&T. So, now it is over two years later and I still have the same phone and
I am still paying $85/mth. And I want to ... (more)
In this article you will find out why Expression Web is setting a new
standard for Web design and next generation Web Application development.
What is the “gap” Expression Web is filling?
In 2006 Microsoft began releasing a series of designer focused tools. The big
question was: Why? Adobe has the best tools, doesn’t it? There is no doubt
that Adobe’s tools are very good, what is clear, however, is that Microsoft
is taking design seriously for this to be accomplished Microsoft does need
tools that work well with their own tools. An immediate designer’s pain
point for Microsoft is ... (more)
Roll Up! Roll Up! Make your guess for the Apple event!!
Yes, it is that time, the night before an Apple event, where we all take a
good guess as what will come tomorrow. What do you think? If you troll
through the rampant speculation (and it is speculation as noone really knows)
then there are some common threads.
So, just to show you I am a gambling man here are my thoughts for tomorrow:
Steve Jobs will present - should I sound like a fanboy and say that this is
all we need? There will be a Beatles announcement - it would be stupid not to
have one New iPod Touch with faster proc... (more)