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Rich Mobile experiences with Flash Lite2

A while back I participated in an online tutorial demonstration on how Flash Lite2 can be used to create effective mobile experiences.
What was covered:
1. A background in Flash Lite
Flash Lite/Flash for PocketPC/Flash for browser
2. Flash Lite2
What-examples Why-new featuresHow-process

The one hour tutorial was recorded and can be streamed here. Many Adobe resources including ones made from Flash Lite2 can be found at http://www.adobe.com/exchange

Learning Flash 8 Actionscript

I've just finished attending an online session for the introduction of using Flash 8 Actionscript. It was delivered by Brian Chau (Programme Engineer from Adobe) through Macromedia Breeze.

The tutorial covered:
1.Event Driven Programming
*System events and user events
2.Understanding Flash Object model
*visual and non-visual objects
3.Demystifying Object-Oriented Programming
*what, why and how

For anyone who is interested in seeing the tutorial go to this link: http://mmse.breezecentral.com/p67512593/

The next session, Deliver Rich Mobile Experience with FlashLite 2 is on the 22nd of June at 12noon (ESTD in Sydney) and it's free for anyone to attend. Go to this link to find out more.

Semi-Permanent06

Semi-Permanent is a bunch of projects all joined together. It's a collective from all areas of 'design', including graphic design, film making, visual effects, motion graphics, animation, street art, illustration, photography, fine art and more.

There is a conference happening on the 7th and 8th of July 2006, which is going to be held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. They've extended their early ticket deadline to: 14th June! I hope I can go. There are many guest speakers who will be at this conference.
If you'd like to know more click here

Creating Dynamic Web Page with XSLT and Dreamweaver 8

I've just finished attending an online tutorial of creating a dynamic webpage with XSLT using Dreamweaver 8 (1hr), this session was delivered and recorded using Macromedia Breeze. It was quite informative and I have learnt quite a lot, particularly how InDesign CS2 can be used to create an XML file easily! We need to get InDesign CS2 at work! If anyone is interested in looking at the session it is available at this link http://mmse.breezecentral.com/p83744480
Having missed the tutorial on creating a website using CSS, I hoped that it was recorded but unfortunately it wasn't. The next free session is on June 15th and is on learning Flash 8 actionscript. For anyone interested you can go here http://www.adobe.com/au/events to check out all the sessions coming up.

Interactive Bathroom Planner

I went into the local Reece Bathroom showroom this morning to pick up their Autumn Sale Catalogue because my dad will be renovating our bathroom. Whilst I was there I also picked up a flyer that directed me to the Reece online Bathroom Planner. I've just had a play with the Macromedia Flash based planner and it's very comprehensive. It lists the products available at Reece and where it can be placed in the dimensions of your bathroom (perfectly to scale mind you). I'm wondering if it is linked to the Flash file as part of a database system? Any thoughts on this would be great.
This is a great tool for tradesmen and renovators to design and plan their bathroom without having to go to the drawing board. I'm sure my dad is going to love this tool!
To have a play of this planner go to http://www.reece.com.au/bathrooms/planner and click on the bathroom planner button at the top right hand corner.

QILT-Quality In Learning and Teaching at UWS

I would like to draw your attention to an exciting initiative from the University of Western Sydney's Educational Development Centre (EDC).

1. The EDC has developed a new UWS web resource on Quality in Learning and Teaching (QILT) URL: http://edc.uws.edu.au/qilt/

* This resource showcases good practice in learning and teaching in some priority areas for UWS. This site is an adaptive resource that will evolve as projects are developed in response to the Learning and Teaching Action Plan.
* A strong feature of the QILT resource is the use of "Snapshots in Assessment and Blended Learning" from UWS teaching staff who have developed effective innovations in their teaching.