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Even though Adobe has officially discontinued Fireworks it still remains a very popular tool for UI design. Creative Cloud includes Fireworks CS6 as part of the bundle and it should be supported for a least a couple more years. Thus learning Fireworks can be one of the best decisions you make when it comes to mockup design and wireframing. These tutorials are aimed at complete beginners who want to bring Fireworks into their typical web design workflow.

Fireworks UI

intro to fireworks ui

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Adobe Flash was adopted originally from Macromedia and has stuck to the course of digital animation. It’s a fantastic program which allows animators to create quick and simple projects. If you want to learn Flash it’s going to take some practice – both graphically and programmatically when getting into ActionScript.

But having used the program myself I can say it is worth the effort. I’ve built simple animations and beautiful website interfaces using Flash. Although Flash-based websites are fading out of popularity there is still value in the software for animation work. If you’re interested take a look over these beginner’s tutorials for learning to use Adobe Flash.

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Google Web Fonts is no doubt the most popular free web-fonts service out there.

Adobe has launched an alternative named Adobe Edge Web Fonts where the fonts are served through Typekit.

The service includes the open source fonts in Google Web Fonts and some more.

Adobe Edge Web Fonts

Its usage is pretty straightforward, select the font and you get a .JS file to be included in your web pages. After that, use it as any other font-family in your CSS rules.

Currently, there are ~500 font-families and a documentation exists for details on the usage.

Brackets is an open source code editor (IDE), built by Adobe, which is created with only client-side web technologies like HTML-CSS and JavaScript.

The editor focuses on simplicity and, rather than too many panels, the quick-edit UI is the main thing.

A "live development" feature syncs a browser with the editor and displays any changes instantly.


It is integrated with the Chrome's Developer Tools and JSLint for debugging.

Brackets, although being web-based, works in a native shell (Win & Mac versions available) to reach the filesystem.

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  • Last week, CS Review, a service to get feedback easily for creative jobs by Adobe, was shared at WRD.

    And, with that service, a giveaway of 10 Adobe gift bags and 2 months of subscriptions was announced. Today, winners are selected but, before that, let's remember:

    What is CS Review

    It is a part of Adobe CS Live (a series of services for designers and developers) which makes creative reviews so simple.

    For any number of JPG, PNG, .F4V and .FLV files, a new review process can be started directly from CS5 softwares or online, and e-mailed to friends, colleagues to get feedback for them

    Adobe CS Review Process

    They can write their comments for each file and you or other reviewers can reply to each other's comments.

    After all, you have all the feedback organized and stored under your hands.

    Just like any other CS Live services (including the Adobe BrowserLab), it is free for 1 year once you sign-up by April 30, 2011.

    And, the winners:

    Here are the winners of 10 Adobe gift bags and 2 months passes to tutorials:

    • Djurre (comment #218155)
    • Alex (comment #218264)
    • Johan du Toit (comment #219843)
    • Rob (comment #218212)
    • Federico (comment #218148)
    • Jeremy (comment #218693)
    • Eko Priyanto (comment #218472)
    • saurabh hkirwal (comment #218206)
    • Rogier (comment #218163)
    • Yogeshnb (comment #218552)

    Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for joining.

    After completing (or during) a design process, it is so common to ask friends, colleagues or the customer: "what they think about it?".

    Adobe CS Review is an online service that helps you get an easy and organized answer for that.

    Adobe CS Review

    It enables you to start a review online or directly from the CS5 series of Photoshop , InDesign , Illustrator or Premiere Pro.

    You can add any number of JPG, PNG, .F4V and .FLV files, add your comments to each and share them with anyone via e-mail to get feedbacks.

    It is even possible to let other reviewers invite others for a feedback with a bigger community.

    Every invited user can reach the creatives by clicking a link in the e-mail and share their thoughts + reply to other's comments.

    Adobe CS Review Process

    Within the application, it is possible to switch between creatives quickly and zoom in/out to them.

    Adobe CS Review is a non-complicated service that is easy-to-use and gives you the feeling that "feedbacks are under control".

    Just like any other CS Live services (including the Adobe BrowserLab), it is free for 1 year once you sign-up by April 30, 2011.

    Giveaway of 10 Gift Bags By Adobe – How to Win Them?

    Adobe Gift BagAdobe is kind to giveaway 10 bags where each of them includes a $25 Best Buy gift card, laptop skin and a tumbler.

    Also,, an online tutorial service that has detailed content on Adobe products too, is giving away two-months passes for their tutorials to all the winners.

    All you have to do is to comment to this post with what you think of the Adobe CS Review service and winners will be selected randomly on 21October 2010 (1 week later) with the query below:

    SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=1890 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 10

    Good luck to everyone.

    Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), that is developed by Adobe, is a software framework for building feature-rich Flash video players and applications.

    It can be integrated into custom applications using the simple API, or you can deploy the ready-to-run dynamic SWF player without compiling or writing custom scripts.

    Open Source Media Framework

    OSMF comes with standard player features such as playback controls, video navigation, buffering, and dynamic streaming.

    Also, the ready-to-use plug-ins for advertising, reporting, and content delivery help extending the capabilities of the framework.

    And, it has much more features like error handling, logging or buffer management that makes OSMF very promising.

    Adobe AIR LogoWith the ease of development & multi-platform support, Adobe AIR is a getting-popular choice for creating desktop applications.

    There are many beautiful applications built with it including the ones that are functional for the designer & developer community.

    Months ago, a post published at WRD was sharing 27 Adobe AIR Applications – Handy For Web Designers. Since then, there are various great applications created.

    And here they are, 16 Fresh Adobe AIR Applications For Designers & Developers:



    ImageSizer is a batch image processor tool which can resize, optimize and rename multiple JPG files.

    Once the images are processes, they can be exported as a single .zip file.



    A batch image resizer that works with drag'n drops. It enables users to define different presets in advance & creates resized images instantly.

    The application is great for anyone sending photos with e-mails, requires batch resizing & more.

    Xe-IMG Editor

    Xe-IMG Editor

    It supports multiple image types, image-from-URLs & SWF files as images to be edited.

    With various effects like: zoom, image mask, sharpening, enhancing, embossing & more Xe-IMG Editor is a handy free desktop image editor.

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    INSPIRE is an online publication of Adobe Experience Design Team which will attract anyone into software, web & graphic design.

    The team shares valuable, real-life experiences both written & via videos.

    Inspire by Adobe

    To give a better idea about the resource, here are some of the recent content published:

    INSPIRE is updated regularly & you can find something new almost everyday.

    I am, kinda, well-organised developer and try not to code similar things twice and keep my code snippets within folders to reach them whenever needed.

    Today I saw Snippely, a code snippet manager built with Adobe AIR by the Mootools development team (yeah, complicated).

    Code Snippet Manager

    With a very simple interface Snippely organizes your code snippets and can highlight coding syntax for easier reading. Best of all it is open source, which Adobe AIR developers looking for a good Mootools sample may find handy to dive into the code.

    Uptime Robot