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Project Parfait - PSD Introspection in the Browser

04-22-2014 831 views Development, Design 3 Comments

Today Adobe launched a pretty cool new site - Project Parfait. Project Parfait lets you work with PSDs via your web browser.

Update to my JavaScript Behance API

04-11-2014 2,153 views Design, JavaScript Comments

After "speaking" with a reader yesterday about my Behance JavaScript API, I've decided to go ahead and promote it to a proper GitHub repository. You can now find the code here: https://github.com/cfjedimaster/BehanceAPI.

I also updated the API to support getProject. There are still a lot of things missing. I'm basically adding functions as people ask for them, but with the number of demos I've built with it I thought it was time to move it over to GitHub. Enjoy.

Edge Animate 3.0

01-21-2014 4,024 views Design, JavaScript, HTML5 9 Comments

One of my favorite tools has just hit 3.0 - Edge Animate. New features in this release include:

Creative Cloud Update Today

01-16-2014 1,999 views Design 2 Comments

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/.

Adobe Edge Reflow - Preview 7

01-15-2014 2,828 views Mobile, Development, Design Comments

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.

Delaying an Edge Animate asset until visible - Part 4

12-06-2013 5,671 views Design, JavaScript, HTML5 27 Comments

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.

Flash Professional CC adds HTML5 Canvas Support

12-03-2013 6,544 views Development, Design, HTML5 26 Comments

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.

Want help with Snap.svg? (And a few more examples...)

11-06-2013 7,662 views Development, Design, JavaScript 2 Comments

Just a quick note that if you are digging Snap.svg and want some support, you can post to the Google group that was set up: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/snapsvg.

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.

Drag and drop image matching search at Behance

10-18-2013 4,406 views Design, JavaScript, HTML5 Comments

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.

Second draft - JavaScript Library for Behance Integration

10-17-2013 3,973 views Development, Design, JavaScript 20 Comments

Yesterday I blogged an example of using the Behance API via JavaScript. In the first draft of my demo I built in basic support to get projects for a user. While this worked fine, it put the onus of displaying those projects on the coder, and for folks who may not be good with JavaScript, I wanted to provide a simpler solution.