Second ODUG meeting report

Alun gave a quick presentation on Spry, and how to use it in Dreamweaver to create a picture gallery web app. John won the $2,000 software raffle, congratulations John, and very kindly donated it to OFVM, our generous hosts.

Here are the notes from the presentation.

Q. Where to get Spry?

It comes with Dreamweaver CS3, as Spry version 1.4

A. http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry/

Updated to 1.6.1 prerelease 25 Feb 2008, supports AIR

Download the framework, which includes examples and documentation, or just download the updater for Dreamweaver CS3

Adobe Spry home page with demos and examples.

Adobe online tutorial:

www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/spry_photo_album.html by Dan Booth, Adobe

This includes the data framework, sample photos and XML data file.

Lynda.com online video tutorials (not free)

Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS Essential Training by James Williamson (502)

(Chapter 11 is focused on Spry)

More advanced: Dreamweaver CS3 Projects: Creating Custom Spry Widgets with James Williamson (589)

Some sample AJAX (dynamic javascript) examples, which could be used for a photo gallery:

Don’t forget, the next meeting is on 1 October 2008sign up for the event,  this will be a special Adobe launch edition.