Adobe Web Fonts on Typekit

Adobe has launched Web Fonts on Typekit. The Typekit service makes it easy to sign up and start adding rich typographical content to your sites right away.  And with over 120 Adobe Web Fonts (from 16 families) now available from Typekit, you have even more to choose from.

Web Developers: 
Adobe Web Fonts and the Typekit service enable developers to expand well beyond the same small set of web-safe fonts they have been using for years with access to broad font libraries from many foundries and now fonts from Adobe.  Using the @font-face rule in CSS, developers can now produce sites where headlines and body text can be chosen from a broad array of fonts, and referenced directly in their code.

Web Designers:
Web Designers  have long been looking for greater flexibility and typographic variety when using fonts on the web.  For years, they have been confined to the same set of web-safe fonts.  With the Typekit service, designers now have access to a set of font libraries which enable them to choose the right typeface for the job. Adobe Web Fonts are now available for the web and are engineered to look great on multiple screen types.

Adobe Web Fonts: Top features:

  • Over 120 fonts (16 families) from the Adobe Type Library
  • Technical reliability you have come to expect from Adobe
  • Created by award-winning designers consistently beautiful and high-quality type
  • Extended character sets many supporting Eastern European languages
  • Classic designs which, until now, haven’t been available for the web
  • Engineered to look great on multiple screens

Check out http://blogs.adobe.com/typblography/ & Adobe Web Fonts for more information

Flash CS 5 is released!

Adobe has released details about the latest version its Flash authoring tool, which arrives amid great uncertainty concerning the multimedia platform’s future.

Flash Professional CS5 boasts a number of improvements over previous versions, including better animation physics, improved typography controls, new code hints and snippets for building webapps in ActionScript, some new data formats, and better ability to add cue points to videos. It also has a few tricks for developers eager to publish apps to places where Flash isn’t allowed.

Flash is part of Creative Suite 5, Adobe’s new package of apps for building websites, assembling videos and editing photos. The new suite of apps, which Adobe says will ship mid-May, was announced Monday.

New Features in Flash CS 5

Video cue points

If you’re building content around a Flash-embedded video file, you’ll be keen on one of the new enhancements in CS5: the ability to use cue points in the videos’ timelines to trigger ActionScript events.

You'll find code snippets and new code hints in Flash CS5's ActionScript editor. (Click for larger.)

Building ActionScript apps

Adobe Flash Builder, which is fully integrated with Flash CS5, in flash CS 5 you are now given the option to use Flash Builder or Flash CS 5 code editor. You can also set up Flash Builder to be your default code editor for ActionScript while working in Flash CS 5.

ActionScript editor

If you’re a whiz at ActionScript, you’ll appreciate the new ActionScript editor in the new Flash CS 5. You get new custom class-code hinting and code-completion features. There’s also a library of ActionScript snippets for new coders — so many, in fact, that you don’t really need to know that much about ActionScript to build simple animations.

Natural animations

Animations will be more natural overall since Adobe has updated its physics engine in Flash CS5. The last version saw the inclusion of a new inverse-kinematics engine, and it’s been enhanced in CS5 to produce animations that are more lifelike and realistic.

Flash CS5's text-handling capabilities have been improved. (Click for larger.)

Text handling

There are new text handling tools, too, including Adobe’s Text Layout Framework. This framework has been built into multiple products, including Flash Player 10.x and the other CS5 production tools. So, when a designer hands you a file with text laid out in InDesign or Illustrator, that text will be better preserved once you start playing around in Flash.

Outside the box

One more cool thing Adobe has done in CS5 is they’ve solved Flash’s hermetically-sealed–box problem. When you export your Flash project, you can just spit out a single, binary FLA, or you can choose to export as an XFL package. It’s a new XML-based format developed for Adobe Flash.

The XFL option produces an uncompressed package where your various elements — video, objects, scripts — are all left separate. You can edit individual elements of your project (or pass them off to other team members for editing) without having to repackage everything any time a change is made.

Flash CS 5 is released!

Adobe has released details about the latest version its Flash authoring tool, which arrives amid great uncertainty concerning the multimedia platform’s future.

Flash Professional CS5 boasts a number of improvements over previous versions, including better animation physics, improved typography controls, new code hints and snippets for building webapps in ActionScript, some new data formats, and better ability to add cue points to videos. It also has a few tricks for developers eager to publish apps to places where Flash isn’t allowed.

Flash is part of Creative Suite 5, Adobe’s new package of apps for building websites, assembling videos and editing photos. The new suite of apps, which Adobe says will ship mid-May, was announced Monday.

New Features in Flash CS 5

Video cue points

If you’re building content around a Flash-embedded video file, you’ll be keen on one of the new enhancements in CS5: the ability to use cue points in the videos’ timelines to trigger ActionScript events.

You'll find code snippets and new code hints in Flash CS5's ActionScript editor. (Click for larger.)

Building ActionScript apps

Adobe Flash Builder, which is fully integrated with Flash CS5, in flash CS 5 you are now given the option to use Flash Builder or Flash CS 5 code editor. You can also set up Flash Builder to be your default code editor for ActionScript while working in Flash CS 5.

ActionScript editor

If you’re a whiz at ActionScript, you’ll appreciate the new ActionScript editor in the new Flash CS 5. You get new custom class-code hinting and code-completion features. There’s also a library of ActionScript snippets for new coders — so many, in fact, that you don’t really need to know that much about ActionScript to build simple animations.

Natural animations

Animations will be more natural overall since Adobe has updated its physics engine in Flash CS5. The last version saw the inclusion of a new inverse-kinematics engine, and it’s been enhanced in CS5 to produce animations that are more lifelike and realistic.

Flash CS5's text-handling capabilities have been improved. (Click for larger.)

Text handling

There are new text handling tools, too, including Adobe’s Text Layout Framework. This framework has been built into multiple products, including Flash Player 10.x and the other CS5 production tools. So, when a designer hands you a file with text laid out in InDesign or Illustrator, that text will be better preserved once you start playing around in Flash.

Outside the box

One more cool thing Adobe has done in CS5 is they’ve solved Flash’s hermetically-sealed–box problem. When you export your Flash project, you can just spit out a single, binary FLA, or you can choose to export as an XFL package. It’s a new XML-based format developed for Adobe Flash.

The XFL option produces an uncompressed package where your various elements — video, objects, scripts — are all left separate. You can edit individual elements of your project (or pass them off to other team members for editing) without having to repackage everything any time a change is made.

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Release

Adobe Flash Payer 10.1 release candidate is first runtime release of the Open Screen Project which enables uncompromised web browsing of applications, content and video across devices, with the support of broad range of mobile devices, including smartphones and other internet-connected devices.

You can get more details about the release from here.

For more details on new features and enhancements in Flash Player 10.1, see the complete list ofNew Features.

You get some interesting improved flash player support from here.

You can enjoy the release candidate from here and enjoy the Flash Brings the Web to Life demo from here.