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(April 15, 2007) - Adobe Systems has announced the Adobe Media Player at the NAB show in Las Vegas. “This desktop application expands Adobe's Internet video solutions, adding to an emerging ecosystem that enables new ways to distribute and monetize media, while helping viewers discover and view high-quality content both online and offline,” according to company information. In a separate interview, Adobe senior product manager Craig Barberick told SYS-CON's Web Developer's & Designer's Journal that “this is really an extension of the Flash Video ecosystem. Up to this point, we did not have a tool that allows Flash Video players to play on their desktops or offline. (With the Adobe Media Player) flash video playback tool, users on a plane or train, for example, can still view Flash Video content locally on my machine.” Barberick also outlined ... (more)

Adobe Launches Flex 3 Public Beta

Adobe Systems announced the public beta of Adobe Flex 3 software, the cross platform, free open source framework for creating rich Internet applications (RIAs). This major functional release adds rich new UI capabilities, enhanced developer productivity, desktop deployment and enterprise testing and performance tools. The Flex 3 public beta also marks the first significant deliverable for the open source Flex project, beginning with the availability of nightly builds and a public bug database. Flex 3 gives developers the power to extend the reach of their RIAs beyond the browser ... (more)

Freely Available "SizeableTitleWindow" With Adobe's ColdFusion/Flex Connectivity

Freely Available "SizeableTitleWindow" With Adobe's ColdFusion/Flex Connectivity In playing around with the ColdFusion/Flex wizards, I found that Adobe includes a really nice resizeable closeable window.  When I get more time, I'll integrate this with my MaximizeRestorePanel class. package com.adobe.ColdFusion.components {  import mx.containers.TitleWindow;  import mx.managers.CursorManager;  import mx.managers.ISystemManager;  import mx.controls.Alert;  import mx.logging.Log;  import mx.utils.ObjectUtil;  import mx.controls.Button;  import flash.events.MouseEvent;  import flash.events.... (more)

Dreamweaver Update: CSS Takes Center Stage in WebAssist's Version 3.0 Site-Building Tool

WebAssist - whose partners include Adobe, PayPal, Yahoo!, Google, and Affinity - today released the latest version, v3.0, of its best-selling SiteAssist program. SiteAssist 3.0 includes new professional-level designs that the company added, according to its President Eric Ott, in direct response to its customers' growing need for standard-compliant sites. “We’ve managed to add all the benefits of CSS functionality in SiteAssist 3.0 while keeping the tool very easy to use," explained former Macromedia executive Ott (pictured) in an interview with SYS-CON's Jeremy Geela... (more)

Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional Enhances Adobe Creative Suite 2.3

"We decided it was the right time to deliver Dreamweaver with Creative Suite 2.3, so customers can make the transition to the industry’s leading Web design and development tool,” said Mark Hilton, Adobe's vice president of product management, as Adobe announced today that Acrobat 8 Professional software will be integrated into Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium. Dreamweaver 8 supports best practices and broader Web workflows for efficiently designing, developing and maintaining standards-based Web sites and applications. “Acrobat 8 Professional enables printers to a... (more)