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FREE InDesign and Photoshop Seminar - Feb. 14th in B'ham

Photoshop and InDesign You may be interested in a FREE InDesign and Photoshop seminar being offered by EBSCO Media on February 14th at the McWane Center in Birmingham.

February 14th, 2008
McWane Center
200 Nineteenth St. North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Attendees will be entered to win a FREE copy of Adobe CS3, but you must be present to win.

Free parking in the parking deck, adjacent to the facility on 2nd Ave. N. (between 18th Street and 19th Street). Park on level C and enter through the Special Events Entrance.


Ladies & Gents:

I plan on taking the following Adobe Certs:

Adobe Connect

If anyone is intrested in joining me to study you are welcome too. Perhaps we can setup some times to do this. My goal is to take a minimum of 2 by the end of January.


~~Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and go well with ketchup!!~~

e-commerce for Department Publication

We've got a department that publishes a journal. They want to be able to accept on-line credit card payments for subscriptions to this journal. They do not currently accept credit cards, only checks. Does anyone have any experience doing this? I understand that the University has a program that could handle this sort of transaction, but I don't know what it's called.

Adobe CEO Chizen to step down

CEO Bruce Chizen said Monday he would step down, and President and Chief Operating Officer Shantanu Narayen will replace him on Dec. 1.

Narayen will retain his title as Adobe's president and join its board in December, Adobe said. Narayen has been president and COO of the maker of the popular Photoshop, Flash and Acrobat programs for almost three years.

Cheat Sheet for Flex CSS

i was struggling with some Flex styling and it was just frustrating me. So what is a developer to do other than use Google ;-) In my so ever long crawl i.e. the second link! I found this:

I highly suggest that any of you that are using flex to use this style helper. It builds the CSS for you hahah and boy am I lazy, so it was nice to be able to plug in what I wanted to make and presto! there is the code!

Yahoo Developer Network

I'm not sure if many of you are aware of Yahoo's Developer Network. The web site is chalk full of resources for web developers. I've been surfing the site (when I should be working), and I'm simply amazed by the amount of information available on a wide range of development environments including .Net, Flash, PHP, Javascript, Coldfusion, etc.. Check out the site and see if you can find the answers you're looking for.

Web Design and the DMCA: Giving and Getting Take Down Notices

Does your client ask you to stand behind the content you create for their site? Most clients worth their salt will, and successful freelance and web design firms know enough about DMCA take-down notices to do so comfortably. Do you?

Read full article:

Flex Builder 2 *Free* for Education

Adobe Flex 2Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that it is offering Adobe Flex Builder 2 software at no cost to students and faculty at educational institutions worldwide. The Flex Builder 2 integrated development environment (IDE) is part of a powerful toolset for designing and developing rich Internet applications (RIAs), an essential part of Web 2.0.

Pricing and Availability: Adobe Flex 2 will be available to qualified education end-users for free download on in early November. Full article at:

Troy Hahn on AdobeMAX blog

Troy talks with Julie Campagna about the Department of Fisheries website, and demos some of its features It was added on Tuesday, October 16th.

Web Pro Community Challenge

Web Pro Community Challenge "Showcase your design and development skills, give back to a nonprofit organization, and connect with other Adobe community members."

This looks like a good project for our group and it's for a worthy cause. If any of you are interested in participating, please email John Hartley. Thanks.