Interested in aerial videography with remote control helicopters? Well, you’re in luck! This month’s issue of Adobe Inspire magazine features my article which introduces aerial videography with a DJI Phantom multirotor helicopter and a GoPro camera! You can read it on the web or download the FREE digital publication version to learn more. I recommend the digital publication version, which [...]
As a frequent traveler I’ve been a long time fan of Slingbox TV streaming devices. For those of you who are unaware of what Slingbox does, let me give you a quick description: A Slingbox is a physical device that you connect to the output of your cable/satellite box, DVR, etc. You also connect it […]
I’ve been writing extensions for Brackets now for at least a year and I never ran into this issue until yesterday, so as far as I can tell, the chances of anyone hitting the same issue is probably very slim. I tend to have a knack for h…
There are several robust and well established API explorers out there (here and in the Force.com IDE), and this is by no means meant to be a replacement or even an alternative. When I start exploring new APIs, I like to have a simple way to invoke methods and get the raw JSON back so […]
In my previous post, I wrote about Ionic, a new UI framework that’s built on top of AngularJS and that provides mobile-optimized UI components to build high-performance hybrid applications that look and feel native. I also shared an employee directory sample application built with Ionic and AngularJS. In this post, I’ll share the same application […]
ColdFusion has had the ability to work with PDF forms for a while, but I never got a chance to actually play with it till last night. A client needed me to build a simple POC that used an HTML form to accept user input. This user needed…
When selecting multiple layers with the Move tool, you have the option to check “Show Transform Controls” (in the Options bar) to have Photoshop display a bounding box around selected objects (content on layers). Not only does this help to show which layers are selected but can also be used to quickly transform an object […]
In the ever evolving quest for the best mobile application development stacks, I’ve recently been looking at Ionic. Ionic is a library that provides mobile-optimized UI components to build “native-feeling” hybrid applications. Where does it fit? Ionic fits in the UI layer. But unlike other libraries in that space (Twitter Bootstrap, Foundation, Ratchet, Topcoat and […]
Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -drag a layer in the image area with the Move tool creates a copy of a layer. You can also Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -drag in the Layers panel to duplicate layer(s) – select the layer(s) and drag until you see a heavy black line between the layers and […]
I’m a Soundcloud user and a while ago I noticed they did something cool with their interface – a “Play” icon when you are playing music.
If you’ve ever been jamming out and needed to quickly mute your computer then this is a nice way to see which browser tab is making sound. In fact, the most recent Chrome now makes this built in:
In this case the native indicator is on the right. This is especially handy for cases where a site feels that their users are too stupid to know how to play video and use autoplay. (And let’s be clear, if you use autoplay, you think your users are idiots. Either that or you are just a rude jerk who feels the need to …. ok sorry I’ll stop my rant now.
So I knew this was trivial code but I wanted to build my own little example of this – just for the heck of it.
The example above consists of one DOM item – a button. On the page load event, I grab a jQuery-wrapped pointer to it and a copy of the current page title. Then all I need to do is listen for click events to handle playing (or pausing) the audio. To be clear, I didn’t bother adding real audio here. To add the play indicator, you simply use the Unicode character for it and prepend it to the title. In case you’re curious, I Googled for “unicode for play symbol” to find the right one.
If you are incredibly bored and want to see this in action, hit the demo link below.
If the Move tool is selected, holding the Command (Mac) / Control (Win) key temporarily activates the Auto Select (Layer) feature. To use Auto Select, simply click in the image area over the desired layer to select it in the Layers panel. Note: if you prefer, you can check Auto Select (available in the Options […]
After 10 great years at Adobe, I’ve accepted a new challenge as a developer evangelist with salesforce.com. I’ve truly enjoyed my time at Adobe, and I’ll fondly remember the great culture, the great technology, and the great people. I’m very excited about my new challenge at Salesforce. My focus will continue to be on helping […]
Back by popular demand, anyone can now take advantage of the Photoshop Photography Program (meaning that you don’t have to have a previous version of Adobe software to take advantage of it). This offer includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available; 20GB of cloud storage […]
In order to drag-select multiple layers, select the Move tool, enable (check) the Auto Select option in the Options bar and choose Layer from the pull-down list. Click and drag over content on a layer(s) with the Move tool (in the image area) to select the layers. This method works well if you have multiple […]