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Rethinking Image Captions

April 20, 2014 | By

Adobe Senior Computer Scientist Hans Muller has posted an invaluable article on using HTML and CSS to display an image with a caption. This one is well worth reading.

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Photoshop Live – Charlie And The 3D Egg

April 16, 2014 | By

I love this Adobe Photoshop CC #CreativityForAll video!

And here are some details on how you can get your hands on one of Charlie’s exclusive 3D eggs.

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Upcoming ColdFusion Seminars

April 11, 2014 | By

With the next major version of ColdFusion now in public beta, the ColdFusion team is hosting a series of online seminars.

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Name Your Price For Val Head’s CSS Animations Pocket Guide

April 9, 2014 | By

Val Head’s book, The CSS Animations Pocket Guide, is a wonderful read, one that is highly recommended to anyone experimenting with CSS animations. Val just announced that her publisher has shut down. Fortunately, they transferred Val’s book r…

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Check Out The Creative Cloud Blog

April 9, 2014 | By

Is the official Creative Cloud blog on your newsfeed? As one of the best places to stay on top of product news, events, tutorials, and more, it should be.

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AIR 13 Released

April 8, 2014 | By

I mentioned AIR 13 a few weeks ago (in a post that triggered an interesting comments thread). Well, it’s official, AIR 13 is now out and available for download. Here are the release notes.

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Lightroom Now On iPad

April 8, 2014 | By

Adobe Lightroom is now available on iPad. We’ve posted a detailed Get started with Lightroom mobile tutorial, and Terry White has posted notes and a first look.

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Paul Trani’s 30 Inspiring 3D Printing Examples

April 6, 2014 | By

While in San Francisco last week, Adobe evangelist Paul Trani wowed me with some of his most recent 3D printed creations (all of which originated in Photoshop CC). Paul has since posted 30 Inspiring Examples of 3D Printing (and included sever…

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New Canvas 2D Features Explained

April 5, 2014 | By

The Adobe Web Platform team has posted details on new canvas features recently made available in WebKit, Chrome and Firefox. To try the examples you’ll need a bleeding edge browser (nightly WebKit, daily Chromium, Opera developer or Firefox n…

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Edge Reflow Preview 7.2 Update

March 26, 2014 | By

Looks like Edge Reflow is about to get an update. Some details on Edge Reflow Preview 7.2 Update have been posted to the Edge Reflow team blog.

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Tutorial On Photoshop 3D Printing

March 25, 2014 | By

We’ve just published a really great tutorial on How to print a 3D object in Photoshop. This one won’t take much time to watch, and is highly recommended.

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Into The Box 2014

March 20, 2014 | By

A day before cf.Objective() 2014, the ColdBox team is hosting the one-day Into The Box 2014, featuring sessions on the entire ColdBox family – WireBox, CacheBox, LogBox, TestBox, ProfileBox, and more.

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Krebs On Security ColdFusion Story

March 17, 2014 | By

Krebs on Security has posted a story with the link bait title of The Long Tail of ColdFusion Fail. The title is misleading; the story is not about ColdFusion fails at all, but about IT failing to keep servers up to date to deal with already a…

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March 2014 Inspire Magazine Published

March 16, 2014 | By

The March 2014 edition of Inspire Magazine has been released, featuring stories on Lightroom, Photoshop, Muse, aerial photography, and more.

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AIR And Flash 13 In Beta

March 9, 2014 | By

Betas of Adobe Flash Player 13 and Adobe AIR 13 are now online at Adobe Labs.

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PhoneGap 3.4 Released

March 5, 2014 | By

The PhoneGap team has just announced release of PhoneGap 3.4. The major update is support for FireFox OS, and of course there are lots of other bug fixes and enhancements, too.

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Battle Of The Creatives In London

March 4, 2014 | By

As part of our Create Now: New Creative Meet Up in London later this month, we’re recruiting graphic designers and motion designers to (metaphorically) fight it out over two hours to create the most inspirational, original and unique piece of…

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Latest SQL Book Now In Chinese

February 27, 2014 | By

Every edition of every SQL book I have written has been translated into other languages, including Chinese. And I’m pleased to announce that the 4th edition of my Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes is now available in Chinese, too.

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SQL Book Discounted At Barnes & Noble

February 25, 2014 | By

Barnes & Noble is running an in-store promotion through March 12, a 30% discount on select “Sams Teach Yourself” titles. And my Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes is included in this promotion.

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ColdFusion Splendor And Thunder Public Beta

February 19, 2014 | By

The next major versions of ColdFusion (codenamed “Splendor”) and ColdFusion Builder (codenamed “Thunder”) are now available for public beta over on Adobe Labs.

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Brian Rinaldi On CSS For Beginners With Dreamweaver

February 18, 2014 | By

Brian Rinaldi has posted an excelling tutorial on CSS for Beginners with Dreamweaver. This one is highly recommended.

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