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An Introduction to Adobe Edge Animate for Flash Professional Users

September 5, 2012 in Tech

Traditionally, those of us designing animated or highly interactive content for the web have been able to rely on Adobe Flash Player to display this content without issue across Windows, Mac, and Linux. In fact, the Google Chromium team reports that Flash Player is still installed on 99.9% of desktop machines running Chrome. There are […]


New Advice Column: The Reluctant JavaScripter

June 5, 2012 in Business, Community, Tech

[Editor’s note: In a continuing community service effort, has licensed the following advice column “The Reluctant JavaScripter” .  Long time self-appointed Flash expert Phillip Kerman is honored to serve the rejected Flash developers with straight answers to their stupid questions.] Dear Reluctant.js: I have a friend—not me—who’s struggling with a self-identity problem. For the […]

Deal With It

May 7, 2012 in Community, Tech

My love affair with Flash goes back to 1998 and Flash 3. I was a hard-core Director user and teacher and, frankly, I didn’t think it could get any better than that. Of course what I didn’t expect was to have my Course Coordinator toss a box with a red swirl on the cover on […]

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Industry Responses to HTML5 & Flash in 2012

April 27, 2012 in Business, Community, Tech

Over the course of the past six months or so, the conversation seems to have settled quite a bit. Whereas much of the 2010 and 2011 discussions on HTML, Flash and web technologies were laced with (often emotionally-heated) misleading abstraction (for example, last July, Fred Cavazza posted on Forbes, lamenting how the discussion about Flash […]