Last night’s meeting was a simple introduction to the Dreamweaver group to prospective members, mainly explaining the benefits of Adobe User Groups. Many thanks to those who made it, and stuck with us all the way through from the Flash session to the end!
Alun ran through a quick overview of Dreamweaver CS4, a free beta
of which is available from the Adobe site.
The beta is free until launch for registered owners of Dreamweaver CS3.
We walked through a couple of the videos Adobe have provided, explaining some of the new features in CS4 : Live View, Related Files, and Live Code.
These videos can be viewed either on the Adobe TV web site
, or by installing the Adobe Media Player
and browsing for the DreamLabs channel. Go straight to the first in the series of six videos: Related Files
, and carry on browsing the TV site to view the rest.
and Adobe’s own AJAX framework, Spry
We talked a bit about possible topics for future sessions, and these included web accessibility, Spry and AIR – which would integrate well with the Flash User Group’s interests. We’re also probably going to be able to cover Photoshop and Illustrator, so designers and pencil-pushers don’t feel left out!
Next meeting is September 3rd.
This month sees the launch of the Oxford Dreamweaver User Group. This will be meeting at OFVM – Film Oxford and will run back to back with the Flash user group. Alun Ward will be hosting this group – details of the first meeting below. Turn up at 7.30 to take part in the first event of the evening, our sister User Group:
Flash Oxford User Group – 7th August 7.30pm at OFVM
An introduction to Adobe Flex
This month we will be looking at Adobe Flex and Matt Steel, Technology Consultant, from Oxford University Press will be leading the session. Flex is a great way to develop RIA’s (rich internet applications). This induction will provide an overview of Flex Builder development software.
Oxford Dreamweaver User Group – 7th August 8.30pm at OFVM
A preview of Dreamweaver CS4
We’ll take a look under the hood of the next release of Dreamweaver CS4, including Photoshop integration, CSS and Code View updates, Ajax implementation, and talk about what we can do in future with this User Group.
OFVM – Film Oxford
54 Catherine St