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Ben Forta's Blog

The web, app development, mobile, ColdFusion, gadgets, and whatever else tickles my fancy.

Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 09:20:54 -0400

Last Build Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 11:02:00 -0400


Adobe State Of Create Study

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:02:00 -0400

(image) The Adobe State of Create 2016 study is an important read, chock full of important data on the role of creativity in business, trends in education, global imperatives, and more. I was looking for the study today, and am posting the link so I have it on hand for future (and so that you can find it easily, too).

XD Team On Breadcrumbs

Sat, 20 May 2017 23:46:00 -0400

(image) Navigation can make or break the user experience of a site. It helps users to locate themselves on a site, and figure out how to get to where they want to go next. Breadcrumbs are a set of contextual links that function as a navigation aid for websites, and over on the XD Blog, user experience guru Nick Babich has posted a great article on the subject.

Mobile Navigation Design Patterns

Tue, 09 May 2017 23:21:00 -0400

(image) Once someone starts using your mobile app, they need to know where to go and how to get there at any point. Good navigation is a vehicle that takes users where they want to go. But establishing good navigation is a challenge on mobile due to the limitations of the small screen and the need to prioritize content over chrome. Different navigation patterns have been devised to solve this challenge in different ways, but they all suffer from a variety of usability problems. The XD Team has posted an article that examines five basic navigation patterns for mobile apps and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each of them.

All About Auto-Ground Plane In Project Felix

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:49:00 -0400

(image) The Project Felix team has posted a great article on how the Auto-Ground Plane feature came to be.

Registration For MAX 2017 Is Now Open

Mon, 01 May 2017 12:43:00 -0400

(image) Registration for Adobe MAX 2017 is now open. This year MAX is going back to Las Vegas, where we'll be at The Venetian Oct 16-Oct 17 for the preconference and Oct 18-Oct 20 for MAX itself. Register by July 31st and you'll qualify for the early bird registration price of USD$1295 (a $300 savings off the full conference price).

How Project Felix Use Customer Input

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:06:00 -0400

(image) The Project Felix team has posted some really useful thoughts on how they customer feedback is collected and used in the product creation process.

Adobe XD March Update

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

(image) The Adobe XD March Update is out and includes lots of Windows enhancements including zoom, copy/paste from Photoshop and Illustrator, comment resolution, and more. More details in this blog post.

Adobe MAX 2017 Preregistration Open

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:53:00 -0400

(image) The last time Las Vegas hosted Adobe MAX was back in 2006, and we're heading back this year. Adobe MAX 2017 will at The Venetian in Las Vegas, the pre-conference runs Oct. 16-17 and the regular conference dates are Oct. 18-20. Preregistration is now open, sign up now for $500 of the conference price.

Adobe Stock Celebrates 3,000,000 Videos

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:45:00 -0400

(image) Well, that was quick. A few months ago I noted that Adobe Stock (which most people only associate with stock images and photographs) was celebrating its 2,000,000th video. And now the team is celebrating the 3,000,000th video!

Adobe XD Update

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:49:00 -0400

(image) Looks like I missed the Adobe XD February Update, but better late than never. New to Adobe XD are enhancements to the Windows version, pinned comments, sharing, scrollable artboards, SVG export, and more.

Adobe and Disney Announce Emoji Contest For Students

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:35:00 -0400

(image) Students aged 18 to 24 years old, here's your chance to see how Disney and Adobe pros make magic. Five grand prize winners will win a five-day trip to Los Angeles, California where they'll meet with the team behind Disney's "As Told By Emoji" video series. To enter, make an emoji of a Disney character. Here are all the details.

A Visual Designer On Project Felix

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:49:00 -0400

(image) Project Felix is a new tool that makes it easy to composite 2D and 3D assets to build product shots, scene visualizations, and abstract art. Visual designer, Michael Dolan, has been playing with Project Felix and shared his thoughts in this post.

Adobe XD Updated

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:45:00 -0400

(image) The Adobe XD team has announced the January XD update, this time adding guest commenting, UI kits, SVG import, and more.

Gen Z In The Classroom

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:11:00 -0400

(image) The Adobe Education team has published a detailed report on Gen Z In The Classroom - Creating The Future. This one is a critical read for educators.

Creative Cloud Apps On Chromebooks

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:06:00 -0400

(image) Running Chromebooks in your classroom? We just announced that our Android Creative Cloud apps are being ported to run on Chromebooks. Here are some details.