On 4th April 2005, at 12pm precisely, The Technofile delivered a world exclusive preview of Adobe’s Creative Suite 2, based upon very late official beta software. Since then the code’s gone gold master, the product’s shipped and the verdict’s in…and it’s a good one…in fact the best, because not only does CS2 deliver some excellent new functionality; thanks to Adobe’s vision of a ‘unified design environment’…which is not just a sound bite…but also a sound byte…CS2 offers far tighter integration of its constituent parts than ever before. Continue reading »
“Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long winded explanations? If so then this book is for you,” claim the publishers…and as it turns out, they are right…not that I have an objection to long winded explanations…after all…I am a rabbi…long winded explanations are part of my religion…though not a part of The Technofile…but if you like me are sick of having to read hundreds of pages of text every time you want to learn how to use a new application, then this book is definitely the answer. Continue reading »
At 1177 pages, The Flash MX 2004 Bible is longer than the bibles of some religions…the difference is that no one has ever gone to war over it…although give it a thousand years or so and who knows…
In the meantime, all you need to know is that when it comes to learning and using Flash, as well as having a comprehensive source of reference on hand, this book is definitive. That said, it’s not the easiest read in the world…and not just because you need to be in training to be able to lift the thing…which is heavier than a sandwich from a Jewish deli… Continue reading »
A few weeks ago Adobe invited me to a very exclusive breakfast presentation at The Soho Hotel in London. Since, it started at 9.30a.m and I don’t get out of bed for less than ten billion, I stayed out and partied all night, which was hardly a sacrifice, but which did leave me feeling a little peckish.
No problem I thought, as my limo drew up at the doors of the Soho, I’ll have breakfast when I get inside. If only…no bagels, no smoked salmon, no cream cheese…not even any champagne. Fortunately the presentation was better than the breakfast… Continue reading »