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The Adobe Flash Platform and the RIA Value Proposition



If you are viewing this post with an Apple iPhone or iPad, I am afraid that you will not be able to view the content in this Flash Platform Presentation. But, that does not necessarily mean that Adobe Flash is dead or that HTML 5 is now taking the place of Adobe Flash. Quite a few years ago, Macromedia (acquired by Adobe Systems) stated the goal of taking the Flash Platform ‘beyond the browser’. To proclaim that they have succeed would be an understatement. If you are not currently familiar with where Adobe Flash is in the marketplace and where it is heading, this presentation may be of value to you or someone in your organization. And, of course, this was built with Adobe Captivate 5, … also part of the Adobe Flash Platform tools for creating great eLearning content.

Adobe Flash Platform Presentation

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Flash CS5/ActionScript 3 and Google Maps with Jason Perry


Jason Perry

Date, Location, and Time
December 17th, 12:00 pm EST – Free Webinar
For more information about this session, please join us at: http://www.meetup.com/onlineflashplatform

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jason Michael Perry is a certified Adobe instructor with more than 10 years teaching and developing in ActionScript.

In 2007, Jason served as Director of Training at Fig Leaf Software, a DC-based Training, Consulting, and Product Sales company.
In Jason’s three years at Fig Leaf he has traveled the world teaching Flex, Flash, Flash Media Server, and many other classes
to the masses.

Currently Jason is an author and trainer with Smart Ameba (www.smartameba.com).

ABOUT THE SESSION
Show interactive maps in Flash CS5 with ActionScript 3.0 using Google Maps. In this session explore the Google Maps SDK for
Flash. Learn to install the SDK and load in a dynamic map using latitude and longitude. Display the Google ballon marker or custom
markers to reveal your current location. Display addresses as overlays on your maps using googles Geocoding API.

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Online Flash Platform Meetup – Reflex with Ben Stucki


Free Online Webinar – November 23rd! This meeting will be held 5:00 pm hawaiian Time (HST)

Ben Stucki is Chief Architect and CEO of Digital Analog LLC, where he creates some generally kick-ass web technology.

His ability to fuse powerful server-side technologies with advanced client-side rendering have made him a critical asset to projects such as Universal Mind’s SpatialKey and B-Line Medical’s SimCapture, and his contributions to open-source projects such as Degrafa, FlexLib and Reflex have earned him recognition as an industry leader.Today, Ben continues to explore the boundaries of what’s possible online at benstucki.net.

Agenda
Reflex is extremely light weight yet powerful and do not rely on the Flex framework.
Components
Reflex components are incredibly customizable, light-weight and easy to use. Try them in an AS3 project to get started and move to an MXML workflow when you need to create data intensive applications.
Layouts
Reflex layouts are versatile and light-weight. They provide advanced measurement and invalidation when you need it and stay out of your way when you don’t.
Skins
Reflex skins allow you to control every aspect of a component’s visual appearance. From custom classes to animated MovieClips – or event just PNGs, we’ve got a solution to fit your workflow.
Behaviors
Reflex behaviors control how a component responds to user input. With behaviors you can customize existing functionality without breaking or rewriting the parts that already work.

For more information on this webinar and other Adobe Flash Platform seminars, join our group at: http://www.meetup.com/onlineflashplatform

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Top Features of Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5



Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5

Approachable interaction design —Create expressive interfaces and interactive content without writing code.
Designers can define behaviors and control sophisticated interactions with simple menu-based commands
without requiring any development or coding skills.

Interactive components —Turn static Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and Fireworks® artwork into interactive
components and add interactions that respond to user input. Interfaces and interactive content can appear
with a branded look and feel, as the design requires.

Smooth animated transitions —Graphically edit and create animated transitions between pages or states of
components. Designers can extend their creativity by creating engaging experiences with objects that move
and smoothly fade in and out.

Design-time data —Define and preview the look and behavior of dynamic data quickly and easily. Similar to
using placeholder text or images, you can use mock data without having to actually connect to a back-end
system.

Video and dynamic media —Integrate video, sound effects, and dynamic media as easily as working with static
artwork, and then add interactions to control their playback. Even import SWF files that you can play from a
specific frame.

Round-trip editing —Edit artwork in Photoshop or Illustrator at any time while preserving structure and
interactions. Reduce the number of steps required to edit artwork with full fidelity by preserving all layers and
visibility settings.

Pages and states —Use these building blocks to organize your projects and to control navigation and
interactions. Create unique designs for rollovers and behaviors, and visualize exactly how content will appear
through different stages of user interaction.

Powerful layout tools
—Get the look you want quickly and precisely with sophisticated page layout tools and
functions. Rulers, grids, and guides provide accurate placement of objects while object arrangement tools
perform grouping and alignment.

SWF and Adobe AIR export —Export projects to the web as a finished SWF file that leverages the ubiquity,
expressiveness, and reach of Adobe Flash Player 10 software, or directly to a customer as an Adobe AIR file
that can run outside of the browser.

Adobe Flash Builder integration —Open Flash Catalyst projects with Adobe Flash Builder (formerly Adobe
Flex Builder
) software, making it easy to add connections to a database or web services while preserving the
visual and interaction design defined by designers. Both Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder leverage the open
source Flex framework, enabling designers to hand off projects directly to developers in a usable format.

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Top New Features of Adobe Flash Professional CS5



Adobe Flash Professional CS5

New text engine —Take control over your text with print-quality typography via the new Text Layout Framework. Work with columns and bidirectional text, and maintain layout and formatting with greater fidelity when importing from other Adobe products.

XML-based FLA source files —Manage and modify projects using source control systems and collaborate on files more easily. An XML-based nonbinary implementation of the FLA format allows projects and associated assets to function as items in a directory or folder.

Code Snippets panel —Quickly include functional code for timeline navigation, actions, animation, audio and video, and event handlers. Reduce the ActionScript 3.0 learning curve and promote greater creativity by injecting prebuilt code into projects.

Enhanced ActionScript editor —Increase development speed with an improved ActionScript editor, including custom class code hinting and code completion. Start projects and grasp the fundamentals of using ActionScript code more quickly, or reference your own code or external code libraries more efficiently.

Improved Adobe Creative Suite integration —Enhance your productivity and workflow when using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash Builder. Leverage the FXG graphics file format and integration with Adobe Mini Bridge for digital asset management.

Distribution of content virtually anywhere —Deliver consistently across screens of virtually any size and use Adobe Device Central for enhanced testing. Distribute, track, and monetize applications on social networks, mobile devices, and desktops via Adobe Flash Platform Services.*

Adobe Flash Builder integration —Use Flash Builder as your primary ActionScript editor for Flash Professional projects. Streamline your workflow by testing, debugging, and publishing content in Flash Professional while already editing code in Flash Builder.

Spring for Bones —Create more realistic inverse kinematic effects with new motion attributes added to the Bones tool. Strength and damping settings provide more realistic and complex physics movements within a simple and familiar user interface.

Video improvements —Streamline video embedding and encoding processes with on-stage video scrubbing and a new cue points property inspector. See and play back FLV components directly on the stage.

New Deco drawing tools —Add advanced animation effects with a new comprehensive set of brushes for the Deco tool. Quickly create movement for particle phenomena like clouds or rain, and draw stylized lines or patterns with multiple objects.

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Top New Features of Adobe CS5 Web Premium



Adobe CS5 Web Premium

Approachable interaction design with Flash Catalyst—Transform static Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks artwork into interactive content with functional buttons, scroll bars, and more—without writing code. Roundtrip your artwork and perform edits in Photoshop or Illustrator at any time while preserving structure and interactivity.

New text engine in Flash Professional —Create print-quality typography via the new Text Layout Framework in Flash Professional CS5. Work with columns and bidirectional text, and maintain layout and formatting with greater fidelity when importing from other Adobe products.

Design and distribute content for delivery virtually anywhere —Publish content to personal computers and mobile devices—to the browser with Adobe Flash Player, standalone applications with Adobe AIR, and to the iPhone with support for creating native iPhone applications.

Easy 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé —Quickly create stunning 3D artwork and apply rich material textures with Photoshop CS5 Extended. Take your designs even further by leveraging the Adobe 3D Forge engine for advanced editing of your 3D models.

Crisp graphics for web and mobile devices —Deliver clean, sharp, pixel-aligned raster artwork with enhanced anti-aliasing features in Illustrator CS5. Avoid fuzzy graphics by automatically aligning artwork to the pixel grid, and control the appearance of individual text objects.

Integrated CMS support in Dreamweaver —Enjoy authoring and testing support for content management systems like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal. Dynamically Related Files provides direct access to a page’s related files, even for dynamic pages, and Live View Navigation offers accurate previews of dynamic applications.

Adobe CS Live online services* integration —Get accurate browser-compatibility testing with BrowserLab and manage design project reviews, and expand your capabilities with a complimentary one-year subscription to Adobe CS Live online services.*

CSS inspection —Visually display the CSS box model in detail without reading code or requiring separate utilities. Hover your cursor over block-level elements in Live View to see their cascade and context instead of using the Tag Selector.

Code Snippets panel in Flash Professional —Quickly include functional code for things like timeline navigation, actions, animation, audio and video, and event handlers. Reduce the ActionScript 3.0 learning curve and enable greater creativity by injecting pre-built code into projects.

Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst integration —Open Flash Catalyst projects with Adobe Flash Builder software, making it easy to add connections to a database or web services while preserving the visual intent and interactions defined by designers.

Universal mobile app development —Develop applications for distribution across the widest range of mobile platforms including iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android. Use Adobe Device Central CS5 to share device profiles and test and debug content.

XML-based FLA source files in Flash Professional —Manage and modify projects using source control systems and collaborate on files more easily. An XML-based non-binary implementation of the FLA format allows projects and associated assets to function as items in a directory or folder.

Enhanced ActionScript editor in Flash Professiona l—Increase development speed with an improved ActionScript editor, including custom class code hinting and code completion. Use Adobe Flash Builder software as your primary ActionScript editor for Flash Professional projects.

Flash Builder and Flash Professional integration —Use Adobe Flash Builder software as your primary ActionScript editor for Flash Professional projects. Streamline your workflow by testing, debugging, and publishing content in Flash Professional while editing code in Flash Builder.

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