Adobe tossed a few pearls in front of the developer crowds at MAX a couple weeks ago; some which have been previewing in public for a while: its new suite of Edge tools. (No clue why they’re called Edge; didn’t ask, don’t care.)
Edge Code is a lovely little next-generation HTML/JS/CSS editor built on Adobe’s open-source Brackets tool; Edge Animate is basically CSS3 animations with an interface heavily informed by Flash’s timeline model, and Edge Inspect lets you preview your messes in real time across multiple gadgets on your local network.
The Edge tools show that Adobe may well finally be digesting some of the Macromedia flesh it ate a few years ago. Continue reading
I spent all of last week at Adobe’s MAX Conference (and, full disclaimer, they invited me at their cost) taking stock of the company’s new messages and software about Creative Cloud as we move forward into the next few years. Adobe is making a few shrewd moves, that I can see, as they take their applications into a subscription basis. Continue reading
Let’s re-architect the distribution requirements so we can get rid of this notion that journalism and engineering (and the sciences) are at odds with each other. Because journalism needs to move forward.
—Katie Zhu, quoted in “Academy Fight Song”
interesting study published at Quartz about the nature of feeling present: people who are instilled with a sense of awe tend to feel more present in their daily lives. this speaks to the enormous popularity of affirmation spam on both Facebook and Twitter, and it also makes me wonder if its part of the reason a lot of designers accomplish so much in a day. I mean, we look at awe-inspiring works as part of our jobs. right?