1) Adobe Creative Cloud now has over 1 million subscribers!
2) Creative Cloud for photographers is now available!
If you own Photoshop CS3 or higher, it’s $9.99 a month and you get:
- Photoshop CC
- Lightroom 5
- 20 GB cloud storage space
- Behance for creating a professional online portfolio
The price is not going to increase, so it’s a fabulous deal.
Only catch is: you MUST subscribe by December 31, 2013 – this deal goes away at the end of the year.
Learn more here: https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroom
The Teach Yourself Visually self-help series has become my preferred resource guide to new technology and software. Its simplified no nonsense visual approach to learning new concepts and clarifying confusing dilemmas appeals to my desire for a non-technical text that is jargon free and and visually supportive. The Book teach yourself visually SEO certainly lives up to the ease of following, and learning so much approach that the series is know for.
The SEO book breaks down SEO for the totally beginner, and Rafiq starts from the very beginner, therefore anybody can follow this book and learn SEO from the ground up. He starts the book with an introduction to SEO, and how people are using search engines to how your web page should be layout for SEO. Then the topics and trends are covered as well as basically web site ownership; such as, choosing a web host, using forms, different browser compatibility and different tools to check your sites look & SEO.
Next the book go overs building a SEO friendly web site, and mastering keywords. In the following chapters he goes in great detail about using keywords, title tags, meta description and why all of these are important. The book then talks about back links, as you know there is more to SEO then just “keywords”! It also talks about creating a RSS feed, and topics around this nature.
The rest of the book talks about using Google Analytics, and using Search Engine Webmaster tools from Google. it then goes to discuss using As Words, and the importance of social marketing.
All in all if you are interested in learning SEO from the ground up then this is the book for you, the book covers all aspects of SEO and related topics. I would highly recommended this book!
The upcoming versions of the Flash Runtimes are now available on Adobe Labs.
Flash Player 11.9
Mac OS 10.9 Support – We have tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 and are ensuring that Flash Player continues to perform as expected. We have also added support for the latest Apple technologies such as “App Nap” so that Flash Player gets out of the way when not in use and allows your system to remain fast and responsive.
Mac .pkg Installation Support – Deploying Flash Player and keeping it up to date is a critical task for system administrators worldwide. We’re introducing a new .pkg installer format for our distribution partners so we can reduce their workload by allowing them to deploy Flash Player for Mac using their current tools and environments.
Adobe AIR 3.9
Mobile Workers (concurrency) for Android – BETA – Our hugely popular desktop feature, AIR Workers, is now making its debut on mobile! We have added support on Android devices so that you will be able to execute code in the background without interrupting your application’s main code. Your UI will remain responsive, enhancing the user experience. We haven’t forgotten about iOS! Look for news on iOS workers in an upcoming release (NOTE: this feature will undergo an extended beta period).
Mobile Support for Background Execution in “Direct” Render Mode – AIR now supports background execution of code on iOS and Android when render mode is set to “direct”. This will allow your applications to perform tasks such as audio playback even when invisible to the user. Due to power and CPU considerations, we recommend reviewing our release notes for additional details and guidance.
New and Improved AOT for AIR iOS – BETA – With our new AOT compiler, we’re improving the build time for iOS applications dramatically. (NOTE: this feature will undergo an extended beta period).
Support for iOS7 – iOS7 is approaching and we are making sure that AIR is compatible and performs as expected.
Mac OS 10.9 Support – We have tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 and are making sure that your applications support the latest technologies such as “App Nap”.
XXHDPI Icon Support – With this feature we have added support for beautiful, high resolution icons on devices such as the Nexus 10
Read the release notes.
Download Flash Player 11.9 and Adobe AIR 3.9 from Adobe Labs.