Edge Web Fonts just got a new home last week so I thought I should invite you all to its new home party. What’s the address? Here it is: https://edgewebfonts.adobe.com/fonts
The new website makes easier to find the right font; you can quickly sort the available fonts by language support, font type, or heading/paragraph suitability. Have fun!
I’ve just registered and grabbed my 2013 Adobe MAX badge. As I was staying in line waiting for my turn, I realised that this is actually my 7th Adobe MAX conference.
For me it all started in 2007 when I went to Adobe MAX Europe in Barcelona. Back then I was an engineer working on Flash Builder. Adobe gave me a ticket but I paid for the flight and hotel. And you know what? It was totally worth it :)
Seven years later I still have the same excitement. Although I know most of the things that will be announced, the show (like the keynotes and sneak peaks) always surprises me.
And lastly, the thing that makes this conference so special for me is the people I came to know, from literally all over the world. With some of them I’ve become friends. Since my first MAX when I only knew five people it seems like a life time. These people add to the cozy feeling I have here at MAX.
Have a great MAX if you are around. Hope to see many of my friends in the next three days!
The Test the Web Forward conference has been growing steadly during the last year or so. It all started in San Francisco and from there it moved to the East, hitting Europe and Australia. Now it is Japan’s turn.
On June 7th and 8th, in Tokyo, at Google’s office you’ll have a chance to be part of this event. There will be experts from Adobe, Google, Microsoft, KDDI, and W3C delivering technical sessions and helping people to get the work done.
For more details about the event check this link and register now as there are only 100 seats.
I’ve just found out who is going to co-present this year’s Sneak Peeks at Adobe MAX. Actually it is not one celebrity but two. We will have Rainn Wilson and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
Last time, Rainn was just awesome. I guess it can only get better :) – we will get the perfect warm up before the MAX Bash party. See you in two weeks at MAX.
I’m extremely happy to announce the availability of the second public preview of Edge Reflow – the light-weight tool for designing responsive websites “in the browser” style.
In case you’re wondering what’s new, here is the list:
- Enhanced layout capabilities. Now you can use fixed, absolute, relative, or static and you can control the Z-index
- In-line text styling
- Productivity enhancements. You can name an element, better color picker, visualizations for margin/padding, add/remove parent to any element, and better cursor.
As always, if you see something that you don’t like, something that can be improved, or maybe something that is just missing, go to Reflow forums and let us know.
You can get it from http://creative.adobe.com – it is a free download but you do have to create an account.
I am excited to share this great news: CSS Exclusions and Shapes has reached a new milestone. Now you can use the shape-outside attribute to punch holes into your text. These can be circles, elipses, rounded rectangles, and polygons.
Here is an example of what you can do with this feature:
The CSS for the example above is really simple:
shape-outside: rectangle(0, 0, 100%, 100%, 40%, 50%);
shape-outside: polygon(80% 0, 100% 0, 100% 100%, 10% 100%, 0% 80%);
border: 1px solid black;
font-family: "source-sans-pro", sans-serif;
You can see more examples here:
To see the examples, be sure to use the latest Canary build. If you haven’t already done so, enable the Enable experimental WebKit features flag, and then restart the browsers.
You might also want to read this post. If you want to send us your feedback, please do it. I am pretty good at talking with our engineers :)
After we had a number of successful events in San Francisco, Sydney, and Berlin it is time for Seattle to join the party :). When? On April 12-13. You can register and find more info here.
I bet that on April 12th and 13th it will raining a lot in Seattle. So why not join the nice people from Microsoft (the host of the event), W3C, Google, Mozilla, Opera, and Adobe for a cup of coffee (not sure if there will be Starbucks though) and some good old testing?
Really, why not?
I’ve already written about the first public preview of Edge Reflow. This is not the only surprise we prepared for you today :). Here are the others:
How can you get these? Of course via Creative Cloud – the one stop shop for all the cool things Adobe has to offer!
My dear reader please welcome the first public preview of a new tool for designing Responsive Web Design websites called Edge Reflow (part of the Creative Cloud offering). While many of you might have seen this tool presented at one of the Create The Web events we’ve been doing for the past four months, this release marks the first time anyone can actually download the tool and give it a try.
Before doing this I just want to add that this preview has some work ahead before it will get a 1.0 status. This is a good thing because we can work together and make sure that the final product will actually help you build better websites – your feedback is valuable and it will be taken seriously. Continue reading
We just opened up the registration for a series of events called Create Now all over the world. (Well, OK I might be exaggerating a bit here). Here are the stops and dates:
- Feb 12 – Torino
- Feb 12 – Washington, DC
- Feb 13 – Milan
- Feb 14 – Padova
- Feb 14 – Tokyo
- Feb 19 – Bologna
- Feb 21 – Roma
- Feb 25 – Washington, DC
- Feb 25 – LA
- Feb 27 – Atlanta
- Feb 27- New York
- Feb 28 – Haworth
- Mar 1 – Warsaw
- Mar 4 – Baltimore
- Mar 4 – Barcelona
- Mar 4 – Oslo
- Mar 5 – London
- Mar 6 – Stockholm
- Mar 6 – Milwaukee
- Mar 7 – Chicago
- Mar 8 – Helsinki
- Mar 9 – Seattle
- Mar 10 – Austin
- Mar 11- Boston
- Mar 11 – Las Vegas
- Mar 12 – Gettysburg
- Mar 13 – LA
- Mar 15 – Toledo
- Mar 16 – San Diego
- Mar 18 – Cleveland
- Mar 19 – Livonia
- Mar 20 – Portland
- Mar 21 – New Orleans
- Mar 22 – San Diego
- Mar 23 – San Jose
- Mar 29 – Cincinnati
- Apr 2 – Miami
- Apr 12 – Norfolfk
These events are for creative professionals or students who want to learn more about Adobe Creative Cloud and the latest and greatest in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and Premiere.
You can register here.