#web


Adobe Creative Suite 4 — Launch Broadcast

Since writ­ing about the Adobe CS4 live web broad­cast a cou­ple of days ago, I was for­tu­nate enough to finally view it. Enjoy!

You may view the video at a higher res­o­lu­tion via http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f1556v1715. You may also find other related videos on that page with regards to CS4. The ones I am inter­ested in see­ing would prob­a­bly be the following:

All I can say is that this is going to be one very nice Suite, and should be fun to play/work with.

Converse — My Drive Thru

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stechico/2658163212/

In cel­e­bra­tion of its 100 years, 3 artists (San­to­gold, Julian Casablan­cas, and N.E.R.D) came to make a dope track enti­tled “My Drive Thru” (pro­duced by Phar­rell Williams). You may down­load the song in MP3 for­mat by going to Converse’s site.

PS. Make sure to check out the video too (also avail­able on Con­verse site).

Skitch’in It

Skitch

I finally got to check out what all the talk is about with Skitch.

Skitch.com + Skitch = fast and fun image sharing.

Skitch.com is a web­ser­vice that works hand in hand with our appli­ca­tion Skitch to give you 1-click upload­ing of images for fast and fun image sharing.

Cur­rently, I use Paparazzi to take screengrabs/screenshots of sites/design I feel inter­est­ing. Before get­ting my Mac­Book Pro, I used a Fire­fox plu­gin called Screen­grab.

Mean­while, my first impres­sion of Skitch in adding it to my work­flow of doc­u­ment­ing sites/design snip­pets is pretty good. The auto upload fea­ture to Flickr alone is good. I just hope it pro­vides another fea­ture, well a couple:

  • Tags, Title, and Descrip­tion dialogue/input-box
  • and a way to just spec­ify a URL so Skitch can take a screen­shot of the actual page itself

With the lat­ter, what I am try­ing to say is that cur­rently, I still use Paparazzi to grab the actual web­page, and then “copy (the) image” into Skitch’s can­vas to upload it to Flickr; at least I haven’t found out a way for Skitch can do it auto­mat­i­cally as I’ve only spent 10-minutes on it so far.

Any­ways, Skitch is pro­vid­ing to be bet­ter than I expected; espe­cially when I need to do snip­pets vs whole web­pages. I guess the only appli­ca­tion I can com­pare it is with ScrnShots.com’s tool, Scrn­Shot Desk­top. How­ever, I would give point to Skitch as it can just upload to your Flickr account and oth­ers, while you’re just stuck with hav­ing it Scrn­Shots (respectively).

PS. I do give a point to ScrnShots.com’s tool as it work with Win­dows as well.

PicLens — Crazy Image/Video Visualization Plugin

PicLens

piclens.com

Be sure to check this visu­al­iza­tion plu­gin (for most “mod­ern” browsers). It gives a nice way to nav­i­gate through pho­tos (i.e. flickr, google image results, etc.) and videos (i.e. youtube). Not too shabby indeed.

Thanks goes out to Mik for the link.