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Adobe CS4 beta release

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Adobe has released beta versions of Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Soundbooth CS4 at the Adobe Labs website. They have introduced a new layout for their products. I think they are trying to make the interface standard across all their products which will make switching between them much easier. The Beta versions include some great new features such as AIR prototyping right within Fireworks as well as new CSS layouts.

They have also introduced better code hinting for AJAX and javascript in Dreamweaver. There is also a thing called Photoshop Smart Objects where you can drap and drop Photoshop files directly into Dreamweaver. Adobe has updated the CSS support to include the best practices for the web. With the CSS property inspector it makes it easy for all the non coders out there to enter valid CSS. There is also SVN support to manage your files.

I haven't checked out Soundbooth. But to check it out as well as the others head on over to the Adobe Labs website and download the trial versions. They are really worth a look.

Flash 10 – Astro

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

On the 15th of this month (May) Adobe released their beta version of the new Flash player 10. This new player has native 3d support which looks as though it will be able to handle a lot of common things that people do with other 3d flash api's such as Papervision.

Flash 10 also has the ability to read and write files directly to your hard drive. This saves the need to upload information to a server and then download again.

Another thing adobe has added in flash 10 is the ability to type arrays called vectors. This means that you can make an array only have 1 specific type of content in it, such as a string or a number.

If you would like to know how you can test out Flash player 10 for yourself, have a look at Lee Brimelow's tutorial on how to install it.

New Blog

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

I have decided to start a new blog. In this blog I will be posting tutorials, news, and anything that I have learned about flash, actionscript, html, css, javascript and anything else that I think could be useful. It is intended to be a resource for not only you, but also for myself to go back to see what I have learned.

I hope that it will prove useful to you.