Archive for the 'Adobe' Category


Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

One aspect of forms that is kind of interesting is that a PDF “form” is really a bundling of an application, and the data that the use is creating with that application. I can’t think of any other mechanism that merges these two things. Traditionally a form is a request for information. You get a […]

Adobe Forums Updated

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

The discussion forums that Adobe runs for our products, at, have just been upgraded. I don’t know what technology they were based on but it was pretty dusty. The new stuff looks good. Drop by the new LiveCycle Designer ES forum if you have any Designer questions. It’s your typical “not official support” community […]

Two UI “Features” I Just Don’t Understand

Friday, November 28th, 2008

One on the Mac, and one on the PC. First, the Mac. When you’re selecting items in a list by holding down shift and using the arrow keys, pressing the arrow in the opposite direction expands the selection the other way, rather than reducing the selection. Let me illustrate: Here’s a finder window where I […]

iPhone Recipes

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

I just tweaked my Recipes page a bit, to add an iPhone CSS file. It basically just detects the iPhone and makes the font bigger. I also cleaned up the page a bit, removed the obsolete search methods and just left the Google search. I plan to sprinkle some more iPhone awareness throughout the site […]

Photoshop Express

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

In case you missed it, Adobe has released Photoshop Express. Express is basically a Flex based version of something like Flickr or SmugMug, and so far, looks promising. It doesn’t really have the feature set to compete with the existing sites yet, but it’s only a first release and it’ll be interesting to see where […]

LiveCycle Designer and Google Blog Search

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

I use Google Blog Search to search for the name of the product I work on – LiveCycle Designer – and then subscribed to the search feed using Google Reader.  This takes any blog mention of LiveCycle Designer and adds it to my Google Reader feed. I get real traffic of folks talking about Designer, […]

10 Things You Should Know About Silverlight

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Computerworld has an article entitled “10 Things you Should Know About Microsoft’s Silverlight“.  I just wanted to add a few notes comparing things to Flex, since the author doesn’t even acknowledge the existence of Flex. 1. Silverlight Avoids Cross-Browser/OS Issues As long as you don’t count Linux as an OS.  Flex spans Windows, Mac, AND Linux. […]

Marginal Technology Mashup

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Microsoft has released a new version of Microsoft Reader for UMPC devices. I bought some eBooks for Microsoft Reader back when it came out (almost 8 years ago now), and after paying a significant premium for the books and then coming to realize that I couldn’t give or lend the books to anyone, that was […]

LiveCycle ES Preview

Monday, June 4th, 2007

I’ve been working on integrating the Form Designer product I work on with the Eclipse-based Workbench that’s the new integrating piece of LiveCycle, and now there’s a preview release available on Run the setup for the server and you get a working server capable of some pretty cool stuff with forms, workflow, and […]

TuneTool, a simple Apollo app

Monday, May 21st, 2007

After last week’s Flex Immersion, I installed the Apollo extensions for Flex Builder, and started experimenting with that to see how it all worked. It’s actually quite seamless – very similar to building SWF based RIAs in Flex Builder, but with some extra capabilities like the File object that lets you do things with local […]