SITE BUILDER SHOOTOUT: DRUPAL VS. JOOMLA VS. WORDPRESS
A high-end, content management system (CMS) may not be your current need or desire, but if it is more than likely you've considered one of the three "free" top systems available. Although the University is provides support for Drupal you may want to consider Joomla or WordPress before making your final decision.
CompterWorld's Brian Proffitt gives exhaustive (7-pages) pros and cons for each, allowing you to decided for yourself which one, if any, are right for you. Be sure to read to the end to find out his surprising conclusion.
ADOBE EDGE MAY BECOME BEGINNING OF THE END FOR FLASH
The maker of Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Flash is taking its latest development in HTML 5 and Web standards into an area that may very well devour one of its own - Flash.
Adobe Edge, first shown at Adobe MAX 2010, is a new animation tool for those who want an efficient way to use HTML to create Web content with motion and transitions. It has great potential and it will take over Flash for simple to medium projects.
A public preview version is available today on Adobe Labs as a no-charge download for anyone wanting to explore its possibilities. And more will come to light at Adobe Max in Los Angeles Oct. 1-5.
ADOBE BRINGS FLASH-FREE-FLASH TO APPLE IOS
Now it seems Adobe has at last taken up Steve Jobs' challenge, "Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind."
Recently, Adobe introduced Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Adobe Flash Access 3.0. Basically, it has enabled the server to stream a version of a Flash asset to an iPhone or iPad. ComputerWorld blogger Jonny Evans says this means the solution repackages content in real-time, changing the protocol to suit the target device, HTTP Dynamic Streaming or HLS, for example. Flash never needs to run on a mobile device again.
ADOBE CREATE SUITE 5.5 PREMIUM ELEMENTS NOW AVAILABLE TO UK USERS (must log in)
Robinson Scholars - www.uky.edu/RobinsonScholars
WordCamp Louisville - Oct. 1, Louisville - http://2011.louisville.wordcamp.org/
Adobe Max - Oct. 1-5, Los Angeles - http://max.adobe.com/
Drupal Camp Atlanta - Oct 1, Atlanta - http://drupalcampatlanta.com/
Microsoft SharePoint Conference - Oct. 3-6, Anaheim, CA - www.mssharepointconference.com/
Brooklyn Beta - Oct. 12-14, Brooklyn, NY - http://brooklynbeta.org/2011
Do It With Drupal - Oct. 12-14, New York - http://2011.doitwithdrupal.com/
Web 2.0 Summit 2011 - Oct. 17-19, San Francisco - www.web2summit.com/web2011