Category Archives: Adobe

Adobe’s Comet

Adobe Creative Cloud Blog: “Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about what you need and have created tools so you can deliver your best design work. As technology has changed, so has the way that you approach your work. Instead of one screen, you now have to think about multiple screens and how the experiences you’re creating relate to each other.”

This looks like an awesome new entry in the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. I’m sure many designers would like the ability to create a design, hook it up, and demonstrate it in the correct context of the device.

The video below focuses on a mobile application and how a designer may use Comet to quickly try new transitions between views. It looks like a real winner.

Adobe has a great track record of providing cross platform tools. I wonder if Comet will run on Windows and Mac, or have they made a clean break and focused on one platform?

Warnock & Geschke on Open Markets

Adobe.com: “In the end, we believe the question is really this: Who controls the World Wide Web? And we believe the answer is: nobody — and everybody, but certainly not a single company.”

I couldn’t agree more. It sounds like Adobe is finally embracing web standards. They finally agree Flash doesn’t have to run on everything! It’s about time they came around to realizing it… wait, what? That’s NOT what they’re saying? I’m confused.

Yes, I’m being a bit sarcastic, but that paragraph from the article says it all. Nobody controls the World Wide Web and the iPad and iPhone are not the World Wide Web, they’re simply devices that can view the web.

If Flash MUST be allowed to run on the iPhone and iPad who controls the web?

I like Adobe, I really do. They have a long history, full of great people, and products. I just don’t get the argument. It’s time to move forward. Put Flash on everything else, and focus on making best in class products.

Hey, if you don’t, someone else certainly will.

Jobs on Flash

Apple LogoApple: “Symantec recently highlighted Flash for having one of the worst security records in 2009. We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. We have been working with Adobe to fix these problems, but they have persisted for several years now. We don’t want to reduce the reliability and security of our iPhones, iPods and iPads by adding Flash.

In addition, Flash has not performed well on mobile devices. We have routinely asked Adobe to show us Flash performing well on a mobile device, any mobile device, for a few years now. We have never seen it. Adobe publicly said that Flash would ship on a smartphone in early 2009, then the second half of 2009, then the first half of 2010, and now they say the second half of 2010. We think it will eventually ship, but we’re glad we didn’t hold our breath. Who knows how it will perform?” – Now you know.