One of my favorite tools has just hit 3.0 - Edge Animate. New features in this release include:
Just a quick note to let my readers know that another update to Creative Cloud has landed today. Other people have written it up better so I'm just going to share a few links. The updates are to Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, and Muse CC. (I saw a presentation on Muse a few weeks back and was really impressed. Obviously it isn't something I'd use, but for non-technical people it looks like a pretty darn cool solution, especially when you mix in the hosting options.)
Out of all the updates, the coolest though is perspective warp. I am convinced that Photoshop is built with pure magic. This is - again - one more example of that. My buddy Andrew Trice created a cool video showing it off. (I've linked to his post below.)
Just to be clear, when you add Optimus to anything you win. Period.
Want to learn more? You can start off over at Adobe.com with this good overview: Adobe Creative Cloud--A Platform for Innovation. Then read Andy's post here for a look at perspective warp: Perspective Warp in Adobe Photoshop CC. Remember, if you haven't signed up for Creative Cloud you can do so for free and get 30 day trials of everything discussed here (plus a crap ton of other products as well). Sign up here: https://creative.adobe.com/.
Yesterday we released a new update to Edge Reflow, our responsive design tool part of the Creative Cloud. I've spoken about Edge Reflow before. For me - it was the tool that really let me "get" responsive design. Being able to see the design change in real time and the CSS properties associated with those designs just made sense to me whereas before I had a hard time wrapping my head around it. If you haven't yet checked it out, now is a perfect time. You can try it for free, and of course, if you are a CC member it is included in your collection.
Welcome to the final blog post on delaying Edge Animate animations. I'm saying final just because I can't believe how such a simple thing has turned into so many different blog posts, so many different variations, and so many different fun diversions. Most likely because I said this will be the final post, someone will discover some other interesting opportunity and I'll have to write a part 5. But hey - that's the fun part about being a developer, right? Before we start though, please be sure you've read the earlier posts. I'll link to them at the bottom.
If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber, be sure to make note of the update to Flash Professional today. Despite being listed as a "Bug Fixes" update, this is actually a quite significant update as it now includes the ability to natively create HTML5 Canvas animations. This is done via the CreateJS library.
Obviously you can ask me as well (grin), and in fact, someone on the group already asked for a few small examples that I thought I'd share here. Nothing too exciting, but here we go.
So, I promise, this is the last Behance API demo this week. I don't know why this has been on my mind so much, but, screw it, when inspiration strikes I just go along with it. For today's demo I'm going to show something a bit different - search by color.
Back in April of this year I blogged about how you could create a "widget" version of your Behance portfolio on your web site. This was done using a little library I built and a user's RSS feed. By using the RSS feed we could bypass the somewhat strict limits on the Behance API (150 hits per hour). I had a few people ask about using the real API so I decided to take a stab at it today.