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.
Just a reminder about the meeting tomorrow with myself, Serge, and Paul. It will start promptly at 12PM Central (1PM EST, 10AM PST) and run for about 2 hours (give or take a few minutes). We will not be using Google Hangouts as the experience for audience members is not optimal. This means we lose the 'record to Youtube' functionality, but I want the best experience for folks who can show up. We will use Connect instead which requires Flash on your browser, or the mobile app. The URL for the meeting is:
Many months ago I participated in a tour where we showcased some of our initiatives to help make the web a better place. This involved our efforts with web standards as well as our Edge suite of tools.
These tools have come a long way since their initial release and I thought it would be great to give people an update on some of these tools and demonstrate how far they've come. If you've never tried them, then this will be an excellent way to check them out. If you have tried them before, then this is a chance to see where they are now.
On Friday October 11th at 12PM CST, I'll be hosting a Google Hangout focused on Edge Animate, Edge Reflow, Edge Code/Brackets, and Edge Inspect. I'll be joined by fellow evangelists Paul Trani and Serge Jespers.
To be clear, this is absolutely free and online only. All you need is a browser and some free time. The session will last for two hours with thirty minutes dedicated to each tool. If you have any questions, just comment below, and as I normally do with these online sessions, I'd love to get a basic idea of who is going to show up, so if you think you can, leave me a RSVP below!
Today our web platform team released a very cool article on CSS Regions and Edge Reflow. CSS Regions, if you don't know, is a specification that Adobe and others have been working on now for nearly two years. Even better, iOS7 landed support for this last week when it was released.
While I encourage you to actually read the spec (seriously, reading specs may not be exciting, but the level of detail is incredible), I'll do my best to explain the feature here. In a nutshell, CSS regions allow you to define how text should flow within a "region". You can think of a region as columns in a newspaper that flow naturally around pictures.
As I said above, regions have landed in iOS7, and they are available now via a flag in Chrome. You can see more detailed information about the support level at the CanIUse page:
Both Edge Reflow and Edge Code now have support for CSS Regions. In order to see this in Edge Reflow, be sure you update first (duh), but then check the View menu for "Shiny Web Features":
You can read more about Edge Reflow's update here: Shiny Web Features.
I also strongly recommend you check out Terry Ryan's article: Reflow Gets Support for Regions. His screen shots are particularly good I think at illustrating the feature. I also like Alan Greenblatt's excellent article on it: Cross-Browser Responsive Content with CSS Regions.
As a reminder - you can download Edge Reflow for free when you sign up at the free level of the Creative Cloud. If you have any questions about Reflow, or Regions, just let me know!