Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Adobe Cards

A friend just sent a link to one of the most exceptional Flash animations I've seen in a few years. It's a promotional site for Adobe Creative Suite and involves playing cards and a lot of hard work. Check it out (wait until the loader reaches the end and then pull the red slider all the way to the right ) :

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ted On Thermo

Ted Patrick has published 5 screenshots of a development version of Adobe Thermo (probably) running on Mac OS X. Thermo aims to bridge the Flex development gap between designers and developers. Providing a GUI for telling Thermo how to deal with graphics from their designs. For example, the 3rd screenshot shows a horizontal bar being converted to a scrollbar. The idea as I understand it that the code Thermo generates can be sent to Flex Builder and back again. Allowing designers and developers to work on the same tools in environments customised to their needs. After seeing some videos of Thermo from last years Chicago MAX our design team were very excited. But there hasn't been much information to go on since that tantilising demo; until now. Hopefully this means we might see a beta on labs in the not too distant future.